With protests underway around the globe, activists are facing new challenges and heightened digital tracking and threats from state actors including the police, white supremacists and others. Captioning in 7 languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Hindi, Bahasa.
Do you know how to protect yourself and your movement from these common threats activists face under authoritarian regimes?
This training covers the key measures activists should take before and if any of these happen to reduce their risk and be able to continue their work.
As activists speak out, organize, and shake the ground toward liberation, a common response by our opposition is to harass, dox, and wage cyber threats against us. Far-right media outlets and police departments are releasing the names and photos of activists in an attempt to create harassment campaigns against organizers. As a result it’s more important than ever for activists to know their digital footprint and be able to control the information available about them. This workshop teaches how to respond to emergency dox defense situations and longterm steps for removing personal data from the internet.
This workshop offers a step-by-step guide to assessing threats faced by activists, and creating a security plan tailored to those specific threats. We will cover encrypted and anonymous communications platforms, using virtual private networks (VPNs) to mask your IP address, and protest security.
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Comments from registrants:
"This course is an eyeopener, and very helpful for creating strategy, and training for successful community change campaigns by using digital tools. All courses which I have taken are very resourceful, and well presented for easier understanding" - Venant Milgo, Students' Welfare Officer, Mzumbe University