During the weekend of July 28th-29th, 7amleh, with the support of  facilitator Rim Al Masri from 7iber,  launched the Digital security Project training in the city of Ramallah, which attracted trainers from both sides of the Green Line.

7amleh trains trainers in digital security

During the weekend of July 28th-29th, 7amleh, with the support of  facilitator Rim Al Masri from 7iber,  launched the Digital security Project training in the city of Ramallah, which attracted trainers from both sides of the Green Line. Nadim Nashif, the director of 7amleh, opened the training weekend by introducing 7amleh and its activities, as well as stressing the importance of educating people, and especially youth, about privacy and safety while using the Internet. This is especially important in the current Palestinian context, in which freedom of expression is being severely limited and in which Palestinians are continuously subject to arrest due to their online activity, particularly if it is politically critical content. In addition to the political dimension, Nadim also talked about how the digital advancement can pose serious social threats, in that private messages and images may be unwillingly leaked to the public, as well as commercial ones, because companies are increasingly collecting data about online behavior and activities without knowledge or consent.  The training itself was managed by Reem Al Masri from 7iber, which is a media organization that publishes its own electronic magazine and encourages individuals to submit their own personal stories to further the discussion. Reem Al Masri was assisted in her training sessions by Massoud Kabha, a member of ARAGEC, which is a technology platform that reviews all the latest trends and advances in the digital world. This weekend was the first in a series of planned gatherings in which digital trainers from both sides of the Green Line met to exchange their experiences in the field of digital security and to identify the key points for future work with youth groups in everything related to the field of safe browsing on the Internet. It is noteworthy that this project was the result of a field study conducted by 7amleh on the digital safety among Palestinian youth in Israel, as well as in the West bank and in Gaza. The research showed that there is an institutional gap when it comes to providing youth with education and spreading awareness about digital safety, especially in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.

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