Network for Change



Mumbai - TweeSurfing Launch

On Thursday, June 29th, 2017, #TweeSurfing, a collaboration of Twitter and Centre for Social Research, was launched in Mumbai. #TweeSurfing, is a first of its kind, free for all web resource, to address online safety issues.

The web resource came into being after a year of CSR working extensively with Twitter, with youth and digital influencers on online safety workshops across the country. It aims to foster a culture of positive Twitter engagement by promoting the use of counter speech, issue specific campaigns, and developing and sharing user-created best practices.

At the launch event, our Tweesurfing influencers Dr Ranjana Kumari, Rohan Joshi, Kaneez Surka, Sorabh Pant, Trisha Shetty, Harish Iyer shared their journey and experiences on Twitter, and how they use the platform for advocacy and spreading awareness on range of issues.


TweeSurfing in Mumbai



Delhi - TweeSurfing Launch

On October 5th, Centre for Social Research and Twitter India hosted the launch event of the collaboration #Tweesurfing, in India International Centre, New Delhi.

The program launch highlighted upon two diametrically opposite, yet equally enlightening panel discussions which comprised of Mr Samir Saran (ORF), and consisted of Ms Priyanka Chaturvedi (INC), Mr Amit Malviya (BJP) and Dr Ranjana Kumari, Ms Harnidh Kaur (Poet and student activist), Mr Suhel Seth and Mr Rahul Shrivastav (UP Police). The crux of this discussion was how Twitter has helped politics in India, and how national parties are using it to their advantages, along with touching upon some challenges and using Twitter for social good.


TweeSurfing in New Delhi



Bengaluru - TweeSurfing Launch

On May 11th, Centre for Social Research and Twitter India hosted the launch event of #Tweesurfing in Bengaluru, at the Twitter India office.

The program launch coincided with the Karnataka Elections, and thus the discussions at the event revolved around nature of politics on Twitter, and the impact of Twitter on political discourse, along with using social media for social change. We had eminent personalities like Dr Rajeev Gowda (Rajya Sabha MP), Ms Nirupama Menon Rao (Former Foreign Secretary), Dr Ranjana Kumari, Ms Sandhya Ramesh (Science Writer), Mr Praveen Kumar (Stand up Comic), Ms Anju Jayaram (Women’s Web).


TweeSurfing in Bengaluru

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