Wassila Hachchi launches crowdfunding campaign for online platform Dialogue Digital
Dutch politician starts personal initiative for social dialogue
THE HAGUE - Dutch MP Wassila Hachchi launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the new online platform Dialogue Digital. Ms. Hachchi started this politically neutral project in a personal capacity to promote social dialogue between people, in the Netherlands and internationally. "With Dialogue Digital I want to create a social medium that enables people worldwide to engage with each other on important social issues. Thus we contribute to bottom-up democracy with innovative technology and the ancient instrument of dialogue," says initiator Ms. Hachchi (35), serving as Member of Parliament for political party D66 in the Dutch House of Representives.
Dialogue Digital is an initiative of
parliamentarian Wassila Hachchi, who presented the platform during an edition of TEDx Women in Amsterdam earlier this year. Dialogue Digital
adds a new element to the existing Internet landscape. "We use technology
to discuss complex social issues with people who are located anywhere in the
world. Facebook, Twitter, but also other social media do not have the
environment to conduct serious and substantive discussions. At Dialogue Digital we
do have this infrastructure." The premise of the platform is that any
dialogue begins with a proposition based on current affairs and underexposed themes. Dialogue Digital also
offers users a simple interface and the ability to share videos, photos and
blogs from other social media.
campaign needs to gather € 33.000, -
Dialogue Digital is already online, but to expand the platform nationally and internationally Ms. Hachchi – who funded the platform with her own savings – needs additional budget. That's why she founded the Dialogue Digital Foundation and launched a crowdfunding campaign on Oneplanetcrowd. The campaign will last for 60 days with a funding goal of € 33.000,-. This amount is ultimately required by September 1, 2015. Ms. Hachchi: "I urge anyone who believes in the power of dialogue to make a donation, so that together we can make Dialogue Digital a big success. And then I also hope that people will actively engage on the site, because the value of the platform is largely based on the diversity of opinions and views that are put forward. Let the great conversation begin."
“With Dialogue Digital I want to create a social medium that enables people worldwide to engage with each other on important social issues. Thus we contribute to bottom-up democracy with innovative technology and the ancient instrument of dialogue.„ Wassila Hachchi, Founder Dialogue Digital
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