Bridging the localization gap: digital security tools for everyone
|Bridging the localization gap: digital security tools for everyone|
|Presenter(s)||Andreas Reventlow & Tawanda Mugari|
|Title(s)||Programme Development & Digital Freedom Adviser / Development Technologist & Co-Founder|
|Organization(s)||International Media Support (IMS) & Digital Society of Zimbabwe (DigiSoc)|
|Social media||@digisoczim / @tawmug / @forfreemedia / @andreasr|
|2017 theme||Communications & Design|
WHEN: THURSDAY 9 MARCH, 9.45-10.45 AM
Recent years’ proliferation of digital security tools follows neatly the troubling increase in surveillance and attacks of all kinds on the digital spheres of citizens, journalists and human rights groups globally.
While those who develop digital security tools have a broad and diverse user-base in mind, the tools are often not put to use by those who need them the most: people in repressive and conflict-affected contexts that are at risk simply for having or voicing opinions perceived to be in opposition to the dominant narrative.
This IFF session seeks to broaden the conversation on what it takes to improve uptake of digital security tools and make those who need them safer.
KEY QUESTIONS FOR THE SESSION
• Are we communicating about digital security in the right ways and what do we know about how it is understood
• Are digital security issues perceived as important by (potential) users and how can those engaged in digital security make sure they are?
• Is available awareness raising and marketing material angled in ways that it increases uptake?
• What other ways could those engaged in digital security increase the understanding that staying safe is important?
• What should tool developers consider in order to make their tools used by people who need them?
PARTICIPANTS Dragana Kaurin, Localization Lab
Rory Byrne, Security First
Wairagala Wakabi, CIPESA
Torsten Grote, Guardian Project
Reem Al Masri, 7iber
Tara Tarakiyee, OTF
Collin Sullivan, Benetech
Poncelet Ileleji, Gambia YMCA
Gus Andrews, ThoughtWorks
Kody Leonard, ISC Project
Shauna Dillavou, CommunityRed
Ronald Kakembo, Frontline Defenders
Ame Elliott, Simply Secure
|Target Groups||Developers, designers, communicators, everyone who uses digital security tools and everyone who doesn't|