One of the recent articles from Digital Democracy was about the One World international documentary festival. This festival showcases films from around the world that focus on human rights issues. Awards go to innovative use of modern communication technologies enables important information to be shared and facilitates active public involvement in societal events.
New Media for Social Change has a goal to draw attention to the significance of the new media, which has fundamentally changed the way in which people obtain, share and use information. Access to technology opens the way for more effective reporting of human rights breaches and is playing a large role in checking up on politicians as well as improving awareness of socially excluded groups.