COCONET: Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp (Indonesia)
EngageMedia, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) along with key regional allies, will be hosting COCONET, a Southeast Asia Digital Rights camp, on October 22-26, 2017 in Bali or Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
COCONET, named after the coconut plant that is widely grown and used in the Southeast Asian region, also means Connecting Communities & Networks as it aims to enhance regional networking, and to build collaborations with organisations that can help expand and popularise digital rights issues. The organisers hope to connect members of the digital rights community to media and technology-makers, as well as to grassroots digital activists, as a way to expand the social reach, and social movements, engaged with digital rights issues.
EngageMedia, APC, and SEAPA have brought together a regional consortium to co-design and host the camp. This consortium includes SafeNet (Indonesia), Empower (Malaysia), Thai Netizen Network, Witness, Myanmar ICT Development Organization, Cambodia Center for Human Rights, and Purple Code Collective.
Please note that this camp is specifically targeted to people from Southeast Asian countries (Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), but the organisers also open to participants from other countries in the Asia-Pacific. Please note that scholarship support will prioritise applicants from Southeast Asia.
The organisers are looking for the following kinds of people to join us:
Internet Rights advocates
Activists (those who are working with grassroots communities' issues and are using online platforms)
Techies (who are aware of political issues of technology and are interested in embedding themselves in social movements)
Media Makers (creative content creators who advocate social change – journalists, bloggers, video-makers, photographers, theatre practionners, painters, etc.)
Deadline: 10 August 2017