Sep 2017 21 – 22

The Digital Empowerment Foundation is organising the second Digital Citizen Summit on the 21st and 22nd September 2017. The Internet Democracy Project organised a panel ‘Going beyond privacy: the social justice implications of surveillance’ and co-organised ‘Don’t Let It Stand’, a roundtable on online abuse in India with Feminism In India.

The key objective of the summit is to find a solution to bridge the digital divide, and finding ways to providing as many with the means to access information, and creating a platform for youth, women and social media enthusiasts to raise awareness about internet rights, digital literacy, and digital security.

Panelists for ‘Going beyond privacy: the social justice implications of surveillance’ were:
- Srinivas Kodali, independent researcher and open data activist
- Dhrubo Jyoti, journalist
- Anoo Bhuyan, journalist
- Renu Arya, Young Women’s Leadership Program at Feminist Approach to Technology
- Nayantara R, Internet Democracy Project

Roundtable on online abuse, ‘Don’t Let It Stand’, co-organised with Feminism In India, had the following speakers:
- Nadika, writer and researcher
- Piyush Aggarwal, journalist
- Prasanth Suganthan, Software Freedom Law Centre
- Japleen Pasricha, Feminism In India
- Nayantara R, Internet Democracy Project