Call for proposals for the Palestine Digital Activism Forum 2020
Palestinians are being pushed and pulled to digitize many aspects of their lives. Yet Palestine and Palestinians lack many of the basic laws that could ensure that digitalization does not lead to further violations of their digital rights and human rights: the right to privacy, the right to freedom of expression, and the right to political assembly, among others. From March 23 – 27th 2020, 7amleh and dozens of local and international members of civil society, the public and private sector, as well as activists, journalists, technologists, engineers and digital experts will come together under the theme: “Digitizing Palestine – Between Threats and Opportunities”. Through a series of panels, roundtables, workshops and other activities the participants raise awareness about the need for digital rights and human rights to be an integral part of the digitalization process in Palestine.
In this context, 7amleh created the PDAF to discuss and study on this issue during a week in March in more than 16 different locations in historical Palestine. The obective of the Forum is to discuss challenges faced by the Palestinian civil society and to raise awarness on digital rights activism, and to offer a space to exchange experience and knowledge with local and international ograniations to create a purposeful goal.
The PDAF welcomes proposals for:
– Talks during a panel
Proposals should include one of the following focus areas:
– Digital Rights in Palestine (right to freedom of expression, right to privacy)
– Digital Activism, Campaigning and Marketing Digital Advocacy
– Digital Security
Proposals (for a workshop, talk, or roundtable discussion) have to be sent through this google form until December 30, 2019. 7amleh will review the applications and get in contact with the creators of the approved proposals. The final proposal will have to be submitted by February 1, 2020.
For any inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org