Despite the prevalence of social media and digital tools, the unorganized unsystematic utilization of such means in advocacy fails to bring any noticeable effect into fruition as long as it is not embedded in digital advocacy rules and tactics. Having that noted, the digital advocacy workshop focuses on core hands-on digital strategies, tools and tactics that can help the missions of our Palestinian institutions and initiatives’ advocacy campaigns be complete and their voices be heard.
Data visualization Despite the prevalence of social media and digital tools, the unorganized unsystematic utilization of such means in advocacy fails to bring any noticeable effect into fruition as long as it is not embedded in digital advocacy rules and tactics. Having that noted, the digital advocacy workshop focuses on core hands-on digital strategies, tools and tactics that can help the missions of our Palestinian institutions and initiatives’ advocacy campaigns be complete and their voices be heard.
Palestinian governmental institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) face several challenges that constrain their access to international platforms and global partnerships. However, these organizations can benefit from their digital platforms and media outlets to forge new partnerships just as effective as those created through face-to-face communication and offline campaigns. This workshop focuses on presenting the best and latest practices in political campaigning and communication that enable governmental institutions, NGOs, and political activists to launch campaigns and create cross-border communication channels to build better and more effective political structures and societies for groups and individuals.
The principal characteristic of media coverage of human rights news in general and digital rights is language and coverage methods. Covering human rights issues requires a rich human rights dictionary based on international law and human rights and in-depth knowledge of local laws with an outlook on international laws and digital rights policies. Therefore, this workshop is set to provide journalists and media workers with advice and tips on the core fundamentals of media coverage of digital rights news to ensure comprehensive coverage.
Since the emergence of social media platforms, the shape of elections has changed around the world. Social media platforms have imposed restrictions on political advertisements and political content. In Palestine, this is the first time that we are witnessing elections in the era of social media, and for this there are many caveats and concerns that we need to be aware of before the start of the electoral process. For example, how will the Israeli occupation use social media platforms to influence the Palestinian elections? How can you reduce hate speech and misleading news during the election period? Will social media platforms be a new space to increase the opportunities for silencing opposition parties during the election period? All these and other questions will be answered in our event.
As citizen journalism spreads with more and more people taking part in transmitting news over the internet, false information increases across the web. Therefore, further effort is to be exerted to combat misinformation by raising awareness and equip social media activists and users with a pivotal toolkit to detect such information before being published. This session aims to equip the participants with the necessary skills to combat false news with the help of open-source, free, and accessible tools. The session will also broaden and cement the participants’ perceptions of false news that mushroom over social media and the internet in general.
Everyone in this country should learn how to program because it teaches you how to think.’ With these words, Steve Jobs underlined the instrumentality of programming and coding in the development of individuals and societies. This session is set to encourage children to learn programming by providing them with an overview of this field. As a new form of literacy, everyone needs to learn programming to upskill their performance and be up to the labor market’s par. This event targets children and youths interested in the current and future prospects of programming.
Seventh Workshop: Digital Security Solutions for Organizations and Individuals that Rely on Open Source
This workshop focuses on communication between teams and individuals, building collaborative work platforms on the Internet, and securely sharing and storing files based on open source programs.
Palestinian content on social media is systematically attacked, erased, and silenced in an effort to obliterate the Palestinian narrative. In a similar vein, several historical facts related to the Palestinian cause are often distorted and changed. Against such acts, efforts are exerted to archive Palestine and the Palestinians and ensure the Palestinian narrative is preserved intact for the Palestinian generations. Archiving, gains further significance as it makes the Palestinian narrative and memory accessible to everyone. Therefore, this session is for showcasingPalestinian organizations’ experiences in archiving Palestinian histories, memories, and maps, shedding light on the major challenges and achievements along the way.