Why should you care about censorship?
Authoritarian regimes survive by controlling information and discourse through propaganda and censorship. The Internet is a final hurdle for enemies of free communications and independent thought. The result – networks replete with surveillance and censorship, affecting the rights of millions to freedom of expression and association. This has led to, among other things, widespread ignorance and ambivalence among Russians to their governments’ atrocities in Ukraine, the Caucasus, and beyond. Now, the Russian state threatens total disconnection from the global network – life behind a digital iron curtain.
Since February 2022, eQualitie and Teplitsa (together with global tech and content partners) have brought ten “Internet Without Borders” events to Tbilisi, Yerevan, Vilnius, Warsaw, Berlin, Paris, Haifa, Prague, Riga and Amsterdam. We believe that free flow of quality information is essential to fight authoritarianism. We believe that free internet is crucial to end the war in Ukraine and help Ukraine bring back its territories (read our statement).
Discussing and developing solutions that will ensure stable and unobstructed access to quality information
Keynote speeches by representatives from eQualitie, Teplitsa, Free Press Unlimited, Internet Protection Society and other organising partners. Hackathon challenges. Networking.
Together with technology partners, the hackathon participants will work on anti-censorship solutions: UX/UI for the circumvention tools, OSINT research on misinformation and propaganda, VPN marketing, etc.
You can participate in any format: conference only, hackathon, or both days. The event will take place offline, without online broadcasting. Participation is free. Join a unique community of free internet enthusiasts.
Get in touch to organize the event in your city!