The organization, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is accepting applications for an 11 week e-learning course on ICT and social media use in human rights movements. As part of the HREA Distance Learning Programme, the course is aimed at staff members of human rights and social justice NGOs and inter-governmental organisations who are responsible for information and communication (i.e. information officers, web editors, communication specialists) within their organization.
This now popular and pervasive topic is being explored in the professional realm to update and keep human rights workers current on new and developing practices that many individuals involved in human rights struggles are successfully undertaking. The success of these practices underline the importance and potential of ICT and social media use for organizations related to supporting the work of these individuals in their struggles.