Meedan at #SIF17- Meet us in Stockholm!
Stockholm Internet Forum is an international forum for in-depth dialogue and discussions on how a free, open and secure internet promotes human rights and development worldwide, main theme for 2017 is “Access and Power” with an aim to #LeaveNo1Offline. The forum brings together policymakers, civil society representatives, activists, business representatives and technical community representatives.
We are excited to share our recent experiences in collaborative verification and fact-checking projects and social media translation at #SIF17.
Tuesday, May 16
(15:00–17:00) at Hörsalen
This is the latest event in the Responsible Data Forum series, a collaborative effort to develop useful tools and strategies for dealing with the ethical, security and privacy challenges facing data-driven advocacy. Convening by Meedan and The Engine Room.
Tom Trewinnard — Director of Development, Meedan
Wednesday, May 17
(16:00–17:30) at Milles
The situation for democracy and human rights is on a global decline. More and more people are living in or under difficult and sometimes also hostile conditions. This can be because of conflict, social unrest, being part of a marginalized community or due to systematic or structural power injustices. This session investigates what technology already is out there, how it is best used, but also — what is yet to be developed. Follow the hashtag #SIFB4
Ed Bice — founding CEO of Meedan
Thursday, May 18
(9:30–9:50) at Mässhallen
In this session, An Xiao Mina, product manager at Meedan, will present briefly on language barriers as observed in a refugee camp in Serbia and in the context of global digital journalism. A short discussion will follow on a framework for articulating the range of technological challenges to language access, as a part of OPEN SIF, a platform where you as a participant can present an idea, project or initiative. Follow the hashtag #SIF3A