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Social Media Peace Activism


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#PeaceJam18 is an online community peacebuilding event for anyone interested in peace and cultural dialogue to jam for peace. Join the #PeaceJam18 by sharing your messages of peace on social media on the 21st of September (UN Peace Day).

#PeaceJam18 #defyhatenow #Peace4All #Right2Peace #PeaceDay #SouthSudan

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What is a social media #PeaceJam?

A #PeaceJam is an informal community oriented peacebuilding event, process, or activity where people – youth, cultural actors and anyone interested in peace and cultural dialogue – get together to share their ideas, visions and hopes for the future – and to make new friends and connections.

To “jam” for peace is to improvise peacebuilding without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements, but to develop new ideas and ways of doing things spontaneously with the energy coming from the creative interaction of the participants.

Anyone can join in the social media #PeaceJam18 on Sept 21st, simply by sharing your own peace messages online. Write, speak or sing short video or text peace messages and upload to your favourite social media channels with the hashtags:

#PeaceJam18 #defyhatenow #Peace4All #Right2Peace #PeaceDay #SouthSudan

Link your #peacejam to any global peace event to reach a wider audience and have greater impact with your message. Examples: UN World Peace Day, 21st September; World Press Freedom Day, 3rd May; International Women’s Day, 8th March.

While you are #peacejamming, actively look for; link to; comment on and share / retweet any other South Sudan related peace, unity, cultural, artistic or positive development stories, organisations (grassroots, local, literacy/education, youth, women’s, diaspora groups etc) or online peacebuilding and social media civil society / activism campaigns with hashtags #defyhatenow and #PeaceJam18 to help raise visibility and gain an overview of the South Sudanese peacebuilding activities and context online.

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Use #PeaceJam18 & #defyhatenow hashtags on all your social media posts to gain a better understanding of the social media peace landscape of South Sudan. Using #peacejam18 #defyhatenow hashtags helps track the broader South Sudanese use of online channels for positive cultural change.

Let South Sudanese occupy the global social media landscape with peacebuilding, taking action against hate, conflict and incitement to violence.

  • Harness the power of social media to promote peace; online and offline with #PEACEJAM18
  • Bring friends and communities in South Sudan and worldwide together to #DEFYHATENOW
  • #PeaceJam on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Instagram, WhatsApp to be a social media peace mobilizer.

Include #defyhatenow & #PeaceJam18 tags with every social media post, comment & tweet you share!

Keep spreading peace,

every day of the year!






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#defyhatenow aims:

  • to raise awareness of and develop means for countering social media based hate speech, conflict rhetoric and directed online incitement to violence.
  • to amplify ‘positive influencers’ occupying South Sudan’s social media landscape with voices of peacebuilding and counter-messaging rather than leaving that space open to agents of conflict.
  • bringing the South Sudanese global diaspora into the online peacebuilding framework
  • bridging gaps of knowledge and awareness of social media mechanisms between those with access to technology and those without.