Facilitator: Ksenia Ermoshina

1. Parser of courts

A challenge from Zona Solidarnosti project. It is a human rights activist project that helps political prisoners and those charged under anti-war articles, including those related to direct action. Often the clients of the Solidarity Zone are small-town residents from humble families without financial or media capital. Often, they are detained “secretly,” and the opposition media do not write about them. There is very little information about them. Accordingly, it is more difficult to find them lawyers, fundraise, write articles about them and attract public attention.

Our task is to make a parser of the sites of Russian courts to find information about people suspected of anti-war articles. We have the data that we would like to search for information on, and we have some work to do on how things should work.

Prize: $600

2. Website for OSINT media

Make a website for an independent OSINT project Un/Rest + help with hosting on a secure server (preferably using solutions from eQualit.ie).

An example of a site close in essence and style: https://forensic-architecture.org

Previous Un/Rest investigation:

A more detailed description of the task + all references: https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/view/9fOOB7SG+LCW4TAMqqawOMjeh8ML+weKU+XRjbI5y8rg

Prize: $500

3. Verification guide for activist chat rooms

Put together a detailed guide on how to “screen” people who want to join your organization or movement, how to spot odd behavior/discourse, what to watch out for, and what to do if an agent is identified.

Prize: $300

4. A game for activists about safety

The challenge from the NaSvyazi project.

To develop a quiz game “how safe are you on the internet”, demonstrating the threats activists and ordinary users can face. The solution could be in the format of a browser game / website / or a telegram bot with illustrations.

Prize: $400

5. Anti-censorship campaign

A challenge from the Teplitsa.Technologies for Social Good

How to overcome the prejudice that “censorship doesn’t affect me” and “I’m fine with it”? How do you communicate the potential and actual harmful effects of censorship to your audience? Come up with a campaign plan (online and/or offline) to draw attention to censorship and its effects.

Prize: $400

6. Decentralize!

Task with Empire Burns Channel and the Center for Internet and Society CNRS

Your task is to research how activists are changing the tools they use to communicate and inform their audiences and devise a campaign to convert to decentralized services. Describe their benefits and problem areas.

The result can be presented in the form of a website or a page in Miro / Figma: lists of decentralized alternatives to popular services, instructions on switching to them + setting up cross-posting services (for example, bridges between Twitter and Mastodon, etc.), audience growth, security rules.

Prize: $300