Join us in the second edition of the #PalestineDigitalActivismForum2018
Rich discussions, distinguished experiences, workshops to enrich your expertise!
Participation needs pre-registration (Registration deadline 10/01/2017)
Organized by: 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement
(Interpretation is available)
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9:30 Arrival & Registration

10:00 Welcoming: 7amleh Board Member – Mustafa Kablawi

10:15 – 11:15 Panel Discussion 1: Protection of Digital Rights in Palestine: The Role of Civil Society

Moderator: Duaa Qreea, Director of the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organisations Network (PNGO)

Omar Shakir – Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine Director
Violations of Palestinian (Digital) Rights: Who’s Responsible?

Samer Sharkawe – General Manager, Supervisor on Human Rights and Gender Units in the Palestinian Ministry of Justice
Commitment of the Palestinian Authority to International Conventions on Digital Rights

Dr. Issam Abdeen – Legal Advisor and Head of Regional and Local Advocacy Unit at Al-Haq
Reflections on the Cybercrime Law and its Impact on Palestinian Digital Rights

Mahmoud Hassan – Lawyer at Addameer
Israeli Violations of Palestinian Digital Rights

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:30 Panel Discussion 2: Global Trends in Digital Rights: From International Perspectives to Palestinian Reality

Moderator: Nadim Nashif, 7amleh director

Ethics and Human Rights in Technology: Automated Decision Making (ADM)
Matthias Spielkamp – Founder and Executive Director of

Human Rights Law’s Responsibilities in the Light of New Technologies
Joshua Franco – Researcher/Advisor on Technology and Human
Rights at Amnesty International

Facebook’s Policy of Moderating Content in Conflict Areas
Aibhinn Kelleher – Facebook Product Policy Manager

How to Integrate Digital Rights into Human Rights Mechanisms
Anriette Esterhuysen – Director of Global Policy and Strategy,
Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

12:30 – 13:30 Panel Discussion 3: Digital Activism for a Progressive and Just Palestine: Inspiring and Innovative Use of Digital Tools
Moderator: Remie Abi-Farrage Oxfam

Dr. Amal Nazzal – Researcher & Lecturer at Birzeit University
Digital Ethnography: Research into Digital Activism

Farah Mustaklem – Representative of Palestine in the Levant Wikimedia User Group
Wikipedia and it’s Importance in Palestine

Asmaa and Saja Elkhaldi – Video Bloggers from Gaza
We are the Narratives of Our Story

Ramzi J. – Cofounder and Director of Visualizing Impact
Data Driven Visualization & Journalism

Derrar Ghanem – Co-Founder at Build Palestine
The Strength of the Group Work in the Virtual Sphere: Build Palestine Experience

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 Workshops

You and Your Digital Privacy
Dalia Othman, Digital Privacy Trainer

Social Media Management for Nonprofit Organisations
Izzy al-Zaytawi, IMEU

Derrar Ghanem, Build Palestine

Re-thinking Digital Security: From the Individual to Organisations
Edin Omanovic & Ed Geraghty, Privacy International

Filming for Evidence with your Mobile Phone
Raja Althaibani, Witness

Understanding and Defending your Media from Content Moderation
Dia Kayyali, Witness

Strength in Numbers: Managing Campaigns and Mobilisation for NGOs
Angus Wong –

Storytelling and Data Visualization
Ramzi J. – Visualizing Impact

17:00 Summary and Closing the Forum

17:30 End

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