What is PDAF?

A space where activists, legal experts, media professionals, academics, civil society institutions, local and international media and human rights institutions meet with a group of major social media companies to discuss digital rights and freedoms. The Palestine Forum for Digital Activism is one of the most important pillars that 7amleh center works on an annual basis, through which it aims to provide a platform to discuss the challenges that Palestinian civil society faces to protect Palestinian digital rights and digital activists working on the Palestinian cause, in a positive and constructive manner. It also aims at providing a space for exchanging different experiences and expertise in order to develop social media activity inside and outside Palestine. It should also help in dealing with the serious challenges and threats facing digital activists locally, and linking the work of local grassroots organizations and movements with their international counterparts with the aim of benefiting from experiences and cooperation to find solutions to the dilemmas they face. Read more about this year’s theme.

What is the agenda of events / activities?

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Where is the conference held?

This year’s PDAF will be held online and will last for four days between 29 March and 1 April through hopin online platform, you can register here .

Can I participate?

Of course, the forum is an open space in which students, activists, legal experts, media professionals, technicians, and workers in civil society, local and international human rights and media organizations can participate. If you would like to participate, please register here.

What is the 7amleh?

7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media is a non-profit organization that advocates for Palestinian digital rights. 7amleh’s mission is to create a safe, fair and free digital space for Palestinians. 7amleh studies and researches issues related to Palestinian digital rights, provides digital rights, digital activism and digital security capacity building opportunities to Palestinian activists and civil society, and manages local and international advocacy campaigns.

Is participation free?

Participation is free and open to all.

Is pre-registration vital to participate in any of the Forum’s activities?

We welcome everyone to participate and attend, but it’s preferable to register in-advance through the link.