October 12 2023 GM

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Glitter Meetups

Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community at the IF Square on the TCU Mattermost, at 9am EDT / 1pm UTC. Do you need an invite? Learn how to get one here.

What is happening with digital rights around the world?

Come to share emerging and existing digital rights conversations happening around the world and in your region at this Glitter Meetup! There is something new, specific or special that you would like to bring to the technology and human rights table? Join us and let's talk about it!


What are some of the conversations or issues related to digital rights happening in your regions, area of expertise and interest, that you think people should be aware of?


There is a lot of conversations on digital identity in Kenya. Recently Kenya signed an MOU with UNDP to support the country's digital identity program.

From the current conversation, we seeing trends in surveillance, digital IDs and censorship in very similar yet different ways. Are there any cross regional cases that you have observed as well?

One participants says: I think there are many threads that go beyond borders, with states sharing notes and "inspiring" each other. There's even more and more of transnational repression, with Russian journalists being targeted in countries where they're living in exile. On that last issue I've seen this report from Citizen Lab

How the digital rights community could reflect on ways to learn from each other, approaches and techniques and build collaborative spaces in general.

A community member says: I think we should be more present in each other's events. I know, for example, that Karisma, a Colombian org was at Bread & Net. I think we should aim to build more bridges like this one, and encourage more cross-regional conversations, not just go to our region's spaces in international events; and also organize either reports or presentations highlighting issues we have in common