[global-south] Coconet II - 2019 Open Call for Applications (close August 11, 2019)

gus gus at torproject.org
Sat Jul 20 10:58:50 UTC 2019

Coconet is a platform for digital rights movement building in Southeast

Applications close August 11, 2019, 11.59pm (GMT +8).

From October 20-26, 2019, Coconet II will bring together 120 people from
across Asia:

 * film-makers
 * researchers
 * journalists
 * human rights advocates
 * technologists
 * lawyers
 * academics

The camp will break down silos, catalyse regional networking and
collaboration, develop skills, deepen relationships, spark campaigns,
and bring new actors into the digital rights field.

How the camp works

Coconet II will bring together 120 people over six days in the
Philippines. The camp will be hosted outside the city and close to
nature, to bring people into a more relaxed and creative frame, better
catalysing the relationships needed to develop collaborations and

The camp uses participatory methodologies to generate ownership over the
process, content, and outcomes, encouraging everyone to take
responsibility for the event’s success. More than 100 workshops were
hosted at Coconet I, almost all run by participants themselves.

Coconet prioritises socialising as much as it does knowledge development
as such there are a myriad of creative activities, film-screenings,
hacklabs, performances, and parties. These create the relationships and
enthusiasm that propel our work into the future.
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