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Join us for a Daily Virtual Coffee

Every weekday at 10am EST join us for our daily community checkins and let us know how you are. This is a great way to stay connected to each other during the various quarantines taking place thruoghout the world. It takes place on the IFF Mattermost Square Channel. Email us at if you need an invite.

Get Ready for Virtual Community Knowledge Share Workshop Series

Each week, the IFF brings to you online conversations and gatherings lead by the Internet Freedom community. CKS workshops last 1-2 hours, are capped at 25 seats, and are interactive, allowing the community not just to learn and share knowledge, but also to brainstorm on issues together! If you want to be a presenter, email .


April 2020

Date Time Title Type Location Description Presenter
April 8 11:00am EST / 3:00pm UTC+0 Silencing Across Borders: Digital Threats and Transnational Repression against Exiled Activists Community Knowledge Share RSVP Required Capped at 25 seats. Digital technologies have enabled authoritarian regimes to monitor and repress dissidents outside their territory. Marcus Michaelsen researches investigating the digital threats against exiled and diaspora activists from Syria, Egypt and Iran face. Read more... Marcus Michaelsen
April 2 11:00am EST / 3:00pm UTC+0 Constructing Feminist Tech through Fiction Community Knowledge Share Completed. Read the notes Imagination can function as a powerful feminist and collective tool for social change. Come write, draw, or record the future of tech free from patriarchy, capitalism and colonialism. Read more... Dalia Othman, Helene von Schwichow, and Katrin Fritsch
April 2 9:00am EST / UTC-4 Contact Tracing Glitter_Meetup Completed. Read the notes. We discuss the epidemiological, technical and societal implications to contact testing during COVID-19. Sean McDonald, CEO of FrontlineSMS

March 2020

Date Time Title Type Location Description Presenter
March 31 10:30am EST / 2:30pm UTC+0 Captivating Your Remote Teams and Meetings Community Knowledge Share Completed. Check out the notes We’ll share tips and tricks about designing and facilitating online meetings, when to use which online tools, and shifting mindsets to adapt to an increasingly remote work. Lead by IFF's Head of Safety & Technology Read more... IFF Team
March 26 11:30am EST/UTC-4 Taking the High Route - the Internet routing architecture and human rights Community Knowledge Share Completed. Check out the notes Niels discusses the interrelation between Internet routing and human rights, showcase how Internet routing is changing with the introduction of 5G, and how this is affecting human rights. Read the notes. Neils ten Oever
March 26 9:00am EST/UTC-4 Virtual Community Building Tips Glitter_Meetup Completed. Read the notes. The IFF team will share what they have learned throughout the years on how to build healthy, resilient communities, especially when you a relying on virtual communications to make it happen. Others are encouraged to share their tips and lessons learned as well. IFF Team
March 19 9:00am EST/UTC-4 Discrimination, Disinfo & COVID-19' Glitter_Meetup Completed. Read the notes. Our friends in Taiwan will be joining us for our weekly Glitter Meetup to discuss: growing hate speech and discrimination on Asian population; Research on

the disinfo attacks Taiwan has experienced in relation to COVID-19; China's censorship of COVID-19 to-date; and rising privacy violation concerns.

Diverse Taiwanese community members