19, Dec 2017 | CJP Team
Social media has played a role in building people’s movements and helping create and sustain conversations that are essential for any democracy to thrive. Socio-politically relevant debates have also been amplified ever since the advent of social networking platforms. Here, three strong Indian civil society voices share how they feel social media has empowered the Indian democracy:
Senior Advocate, Prashant Bhushan says “Social Media is a great democratising instrument”.
Activist Aruna Roy says social media helps bring to light cases of atrocities against oppressed sections of society almost immediately.
In Kashmir where mainstream media is not just choked but also misreported, social media has provided an alternative to highlight genuine concerns of Kashmiris says Activist and Journalist Khurram Parvez.