Shahbagh online response

By Dr. Christian Prokopp on click Ittefaq

Dr Christian Prokopp
Dr. Christian Prokopp
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The news is fresh and details are only emerging about the murder of Ahmed Rajib Haider Shuvo, a blogger involved in the Shahbag protest. In today?s world we can view immediately online the outcry this provokes. Last week I wrote about the online echo on Twitter the Shahbag protest had. This time I am taking a snapshot of Twitter just after the news of the murder broke to illustrate how quickly such an event spreads.

Twitter, 00:20 Dhaka time (16/02/2013)

The following visualisations illustrate the current and recent conversations and interactions online on Twitter about Shahbag just after the news about Shuvo?s killing emerged.
The Twitter stream for Shahbag instantly fills with tweets about the killing of the blogger.
The Twitter stream for Shahbag instantly fills with tweets about the killing of the blogger.
The conversations and interactions around Shahbag exploded.
The conversations and interactions around Shahbag exploded.
Messages about the killing of the blogger are at the core of the conversations.
Messages about the killing of the blogger are at the core of the conversations.
Some of the current profiles active in the conversation.
Some of the current profiles active in the conversation.

@AJStream post reverberates on Twitter, 06:50 Dhaka time (16/02/2013)

Al Jazeera report about the killing sparks Twitter discussions.
Al Jazeera report about the killing sparks Twitter discussions.

#Shabag remains a domestic topic, 15:30 Dhaka time (16/02/2013)

#Shahbag, despite more international media coverage, stays a local topic. It is predominant in Bangladesh and has some resonance in Great Britain, probably due to the large Bangladeshi community there. In Bangladesh the most active topics are #Shahbag and related messages.
The #Shahbag topic on Twitter is purely a domestic event.
The #Shahbag topic on Twitter is purely a domestic event (trendsmap.com).
The current trending topics in Bangladesh are #Shahbag or strongly associated with it.
The current trending topics in Bangladesh are #Shahbag or strongly associated with it (trendsmap.com)

Shahbag Funeral, 18:30 Dhaka time (16/02/2013)

The funeral of the killed blogger on Shahbag, expectedly, resounded strongly on Twitter.
shahbag-stream-funeral
shahbag-revisit-funeral
Christian Prokopp is a Data Scientist in London, UK, and focuses on big data, cloud computing, and machine learning. Christian has a BSc from Germany, a MCom and a PhD from Australia. You can follow him on Twitter @prokopp, read his blog and all his ClickIttefaq columns.

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.” His recent book “The Tide Will Turn” published by Steidl in 2020, is listed in New York Time’s ‘Best Art Books of 2020’. Alam received the “International Press Freedom Award” for 2020 from ‘The Committee to Protect Journalists’.

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