El-Wedad Society for Community Rehabilitation, in partnership with Basma company and funded by the American Friends Association, organized a special event in the field of social media entitled “Gaza Hearing in the Heartland” at the cultural theater of El-Wedad Society in the presence of Mr. Kamal Abu Qamer, the Society consultant in addition to several expertise and activists in the field of social media in the Gaza Strip.
This challenge aimed at shedding the lights on the side effects of the siege and the humanitarian and harsh conditions suffered from in the Gaza Strip. This task was carried out by groups of social media activists who used twitter and several hashtags to convey the reality of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.
Using twitter included publishing several videos and pictures that depicted the poor humanitarian situation in the Gaza under the unjust siege for more than 10 years ago. 50 activists in the field of social media participated in the challenge in which the tweeter’s hashtags reached the Palestinian trend. Moreover, there was a significant interaction by many activists from various countries, such as the USA, Canada, and others and by that, the campaign gained great popularity on the social media sites.
At the end of the campaign, the society honored the first, second, and third winning groups distributing financial prizes to them and taking pictures of all the participants.