Dialogue Digital Discourses: Uniting Civil Society Amidst the Pandemic

Digital Discourses Dialog © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

30.04.2021
10 AM - 4:30 PM

Online

Sharing Experiences and Shaping the Future After Pandemic COVID19

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to health-based surveillance, restrictions on mobility, and the awareness that many people are less able to access the digital realm where so many human activities are now being conducted out of necessity.
 
At the same time, Southeast Asians are experiencing a decline in their personal space, both offline and online. This adverse trend seems to be spiraling downward with dire consequences for democracy.
 
These circumstances impact the quality of digital rights—rights that should be granted to all citizens.
 
It is imperative that civil society groups exchange ideas and collaborate with each other on initiatives concerning freedom of expression and the protection of privacy and cybersecurity.
 
Against this background, the Goethe-Institut Jakarta together with SAFEnet is hosting an online seminar entitled “Uniting Civil Society Amidst the Pandemic”.
 
The event features several speakers who will explain what digital civil society means. A discussion with representatives of civil society groups working on this issue will follow.
 
The public is invited to participate in the event.
 
Agenda
Session 1: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. WIB
Topic: Mainstreaming Online Protection for Women and Girls During the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
Session 2: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. WIB
Topic: How to Cope with Shrinking Civic Spaces
 
Session 3: 3 – 4:30 p.m. WIB
Topic: Finding the Best Way to Regulate Hate Speech

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