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BBOG: What strategy after one year?

One year after the kidnapping of the Chibok girls, I am going to post a series of 3 short blog posts about our strategy for the future.

In short:
- Support core activists and coordinate global campaign
- Provide information that highlights what can be done (as opposed to mere "infotainement").
- Act in ways that our individual efforts build on each other's work.
- Not rely on Twitter, as it has proved to be a very poor platform for activism.

About @BringGirlsBack and the Forgotten Ones project

People who have been regularly following me since the beginning of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign last year, know who I am. I have often communicated (via twitter or otherwise) about the reasons of my involvement in the campaign. But I still get new followers who are wondering, so I wrote this blog entry to clarify a few points.

My name is augustin and I am managing the Twitter channel @BringGirlsBack. I am not Nigerian. I've never been there. I am a Frenchman who has been living in Asia for 17 years.

Meeting with the Nigerian ambassadors

I am currently aware of 2 individuals who are actively trying to have a face-to-face meeting with the Nigerian ambassadors in their respective countries, in order to discusse #BringBackOurGirls, the fight againgst BokoHaram and more generally the situation in NE Nigeria.

This blog entry is to document a little their action, the reaction (or lack thereof) of the Nigerian embassies, and to see how we can help them.

UK

# BringBackOurGirls And Nigeria blog entries

See in the menu below some of the blog entries I wrote about #BringBackOurGirls and Nigeria.

No good News coming from NE Nigeria - their plight largely forgotten: we can still do something!

In reply to an email I received from a UK BringBackOurGirls supporter, I highlighted a few priority items I will be working on during the new few weeks/months:

> Has there been any
> progress with the effort to find the Chibok schoolgirls?
> And how are the families coping?

Fun tweets

I am starting a collection of fun tweets.

https://twitter.com/justintarte/status/556572168113643520

Dadaab funraising: how to help, what to do?

Please, before reading the rest of this short blog entry, make sure to read the following wiki article:

I assume that you have read the above page and will not repeat the information already listed there.
Actually, I have just updated the wiki to add a short TODO list, so you can check it again if you haven't recently.

You can use this blog entry as an open discussion thread to discuss the project, exchange ideas, volunteer for specific tasks, etc.

Editing minguo poll options: community moderation?

It just happened that a member wanted to edit a poll option he had just added to a poll (due to a spelling mistake). I informed him that only myself, as web site administrator, could do so. However, I do plan to eventually allow any regular member to edit poll options, as long as the proper moderation tools and community supervision tools are in place.

So, this is a planned feature, although I don't know when I'll have time to implement it.

You can use this thread to discuss how you envision the workflow for adding, moderating and editing minguo poll options.

Currently:

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