Cybersecurity, Cybercrime & Online Safety
Cyberattacks, Cyberconflicts and International Security
New Technologies and Risks to Online Security
Online Hate Speech and Rights of Vulnerable People
National Democratic Institute
Daniel Arnaudo, National Democratic Institute, Civil Society, North America Ketty Chen, National Democratic Institute, Civil Society, Asia Madeleine Nicoloff, National Democratic Institute, Civil Society, North America, Hyra Basit, Digital Rights Foundation, Civil Society, Asia Hou I-Hsiu, g0v and AI Academy Taiwan, Civil Society, Asia
Daniel Arnaudo, National Democratic Institute, Civil Society, North America, Ketty Chen, National Democratic Institute, Civil Society, Asia, Hyra Basit, Digital Rights Foundation, Civil Society, Asia Hou I-Hsiu, g0v and AI Academy Taiwan, Civil Society, Asia
Daniel Arnaudo, National Democratic Institute, Civil Society, North America
Shmyla Khan, Digital Rights Foundation, Civil Society, Asia
Madeleine Nicoloff, National Democratic Institute, Civil Society, North America
Targets: The goal of the session is to strengthen regional and cross-regional collaboration around technology concerns and developments around creating healthy information spaces. The network offers an opportunity for an improved coordination mechanism at a global level to address information threats and to highlight successful approaches, resources, and best practices. This network is dedicated to providing opportunities to discuss and train members on the informed use and promotion of ICTs, including social networks. Objectives include improved access and expansion of these technologies into marginalized communities, particularly women, empowering them to actively take roles in promoting open, diverse, robust and democratic information spaces in their national and regional contexts, as well as globally.
Networking event with breakout sessions
NDI has developed an “Info/tegrity Network” of individuals and civil society organizations throughout the Asia region, as well as globally, who are working to promote the integrity of the information space. This includes those working on issues related to countering mis and disinformation and tech-facilitated gender-based violence, civic technologists, as well as those promoting digital safety and improved coordination and communications to ensure human rights are respected online. The goal of the network is to connect groups working on these issues to share information and best practices to strengthen societies’ resilience to information threats. Speakers will begin the session by sharing an overview of the Info/tegrity network (both in Asia and globally) and opportunities to join the network and engage. The Digital Rights Foundation, g0v and NDI will share some new resources to support organizations working to promote information integrity in Asia and invite other organizations who are present at the session to share their resources related to this space as well. g0v and NDI will discuss the Civic Tech Handbook, on methodologies for building ICTs for civic good, which was drafted by CSO partners and civic hackers from seven Asian countries. Those joining the session will then be organized into breakout groups to discuss different topic areas relating to information integrity and internet governance, such as the challenges of working online in closed societies, issues with data access for research, or coordination with technology platforms around trust and safety concerns. The groups will use a Mural board in order to engage participants both online and offline to share resources and key discussion points from the breakout groups which will be shared with all who participate. The small group discussion will allow participants to dive deeper into certain topics and connect with others in the region and across the globe who are working to address similar challenges, with the aim of linking representatives from the civic tech, democracy, human rights and the broader IGF community for joint research, training, and coordination on information integrity and internet governance issues. https://www.ndi.org/infotegrity
The research and resource lightning presentations will be livestreamed virtually for online participants. The online moderator can flag questions from online participants for the speakers. We will also aim to organize and moderate multiple online breakout sessions for those joining remotely. Organizers will use a Mural board for breakout groups to share information, resources, and notes from their discussions with the broader group.