First digital [x] webinar a success!

On 16 December, digital [x] organised a webinar about the effects of the Paris attacks on digital rights. We looked at the impact of the attacks on the current political debate and how that illustrates the tension between security and freedoms online.

This was our very first webinar, and we did not use any special webinar tools – just mumble, etherpad and some online slides. As planned, it all took two hours: introduction, presentation, discussions in small groups and a plenary at the very end. (more…)

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digital [x] is organising a Webinar!

Dear people!

The recent tragic events in Paris are used by some politicians to argue for security measures that severely harm our human rights. Many of these are in the online sphere, where the proposed and actual legislative changes include censorship without judicial oversight, limiting our right to data protection, adding backdoors to encryption, re-introducing data retention, and increased mass surveillance. (more…)

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4th meeting

Similarly to the temperatures, digital [x] is beginning to warm up. On Tuesday, 4 August, we had our fourth meeting, discussing not only planned projects and internal/external communication channels but also the efficacy of our forum. Regardless of our stance toward Facebook, it is still the most important platform when it comes to reaching out to potential new members and partners. We will therefore get started implementing a Facebook profile and integrating it with our other platforms, stay tuned.

We are currently discussing three potential projects:

  • a support network for green organisations
  • an international seminar
  • monitoring of creative and alternative events and forms of digital activism and advocacy

At the moment we are still evaluating the viability and requirements of the projects. The next step will be to develop a concrete outline and get started with the work!
We are looking forward to hearing from you, keep in mind that you are welcome to apply for the Working Group at any point.



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2nd meeting – our work continues!

Today, on Tuesday 7 July, we had the second mumble meeting of the digital [x] working group. Our communication preferences were confirmed and we are now setting up internal and external communication channels, so that we can start working on content. We are still exploring new approaches of how to efficiently define our agenda for 2015. Our first decision was to do it in the forum that will be set up shortly. This has the advantage of allowing us to communicate our ideas, without everyone being present at the same time (that doesn’t work always during our bi-weekly meetings). We will start a Facebook page and a Twitter account. Though they are of course both evil, it‘s one of the ways to really connect to a much bigger community 😉. We have also agreed on focusing on two projects: firstly, a support group that provides CDN’s member organisations and working group with expertise in our sphere and secondly organising a seminar. We still need to figure out the details of our approach, something that we will start doing as soon as our communication channels (forum and chat) are set up. One important next step is to agree on a topic for our seminar and we are looking forward to that.

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Call for new members

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe (CDN) is happy to announce an open call for new members of the digital [x] working group. We are looking for interested and motivated people who want to discover everything connected to digitisation, how it affects us, how we can affect it and how we can actively use it for society’s benefit.

Right now we want to work on digital rights, data protection, open culture and knowledge (including FOSS*), digital privacy and security. Once we have our new members on board we can expand the scope and add new topics based on your interests and ideas. Our mission/main goal is to accommodate the needs and interests of our group members and CDN member organisations. (more…)

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