[bestbits] Fwd: [APC-IGF] Invitation to Disco-tech Istanbul

Deborah Brown deborah at apc.org
Sun Aug 31 17:32:51 EDT 2014

Dear all,

Sending a friendly reminder that the DiscoTech is Monday evening at
19:00 at the Sofa hotel. More information is in the invitation below.

All the best,

On 8/27/14 9:30 AM, joy wrote:
> Dear friends, sharing this invitation from APC for those attending
> the IGF.
> Kind regards
> Joy Liddicoat
> -------- Announcement available in:
> English: 
> https://www.apc.org/en/news/turkish-international-activists-share-circumventio
> https://www.apc.org/fr/news/les-militants-internationaux-partagent-des-tactiqu
> https://www.apc.org/es/news/activistas-internacionales-y-de-turquia-comparten
>  _______
> Dear all
> This year we saw the insecurity of digital networks and information
> at the hands of the Turkish government. World-wide it is becoming 
> increasingly important to all internet users due to the increase
> in incidences of governments and corporations complicit in
> internet blackouts and mass surveillance of netizens and human
> rights defenders. Journalists, democracy activists, women human
> rights defenders and sexual rights activists, who use ICTs to
> report on and campaign against human rights abuses face
> surveillance, censorship, information security vulnerabilities, and
> information security compromises that can be life threatening.
> To shed light on the practical steps that members of civil society
> can take to protect themselves and their activism, APC, Tactical
> Tech and Web Foundation are hosting a peer-learning session on the
> night before the global IGF in Istanbul, 1 September 2014.
> For those in Bali last year, it is our second Disco-tech at the
> IGF. For newcomers, we call it a "Disco-tech" because the format of
> the event is very unique. Participants can learn about
> technological solutions in an inspiring and relaxed yet high-energy
> atmosphere.
> Short talks on online censorship, internet blocking and
> circumvention will inspire and mix up discussion among
> participants. Participants are also invited to follow up their
> learnings at our "help desk" booth stationed throught the IGF in
> the exhibition hall.
> Event details
> Date/time: 19:00 -- 22:00 Monday, 1 September 2014 Venue: Sofa
> Hotel[1] Transport: walking distance from IGF venue; Osmanbey metro
> station Attendance: Approx. 150 people Food: Light snacks and
> drinks
> We really hope that you can join us and please bring your
> colleagues and partners as well. Speakers include: Amie
> Stepanovich, Access; Ahmet A. Sabanc?, Alternatif Bilis,im; Andrew
> Gardner, Amnesty International; Mohammad Tarakiyee, Association for
> Progressive Communications; Fieke Jansen, Hivos; Jessica Dheere,
> Social Media Exchange; Paz Pena, Derechos Digitales; Serhat KoƧ,
> Pirate Party Turkey; Bishakha Datta, Point of View -- an excellent
> lineup!
> An RSVP to mallory at apc.org would be much appreciated.
> See you in Istanbul!
> Mallory Knodel, APC Gillo Cutrupi, TTC
> 1 http://www.thesofahotel.com
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