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Social Media Week in Washington, DC

Social Media Week

At Social Media Week there will be a film screening of 2-minute videos from the international development community, showcasing the use of social media for development through video, providing a unique opportunity to amplify programs that integrate digital engagement. 

Hosted by USAID, the event will take place in downtown Washington, DC in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on February 22 from 12:00-2:00pm. 

A video produced by Internews in Ukraine will be shown at the event - the promotional video uses zombies to urge the Ukrainian public to make their voices heard by following the elections and reporting potential violations on a website.

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