This weekend, we’ll be at Mozfest, a festival celebrating the free and open internet. Organised by Mozilla, the event brings together internet advocates from around the world to share ideas, get inspired and explore how we can work together to create a healthier internet.
Now in its eighth year, Mozfest has expanded from a hacker’s meetup to become one of the flagship events in the digital rights calendar. This year events will span cybersecurity, online harassment, fake news and the decentralisation of the web.
If you’re attending, please come say hi to our team! Nanjira Sambuli, Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, and Renata Avila, Senior Digital Rights Advisor, are both participating in sessions. Other team members will also be there.
Web Foundation at Mozfest
Saturday 28th October, 10:00-11:00 – Decentralization and Dignity against Digital Colonialism
Renata (@avilarenata) will join Andres Guadamuz to discuss ‘digital colonialism’ and how autonomous, decentralised solutions could promote freedom and dignity. The Web Foundation’s Kristen Robinson will moderate.
Sunday 29 October, 12:45-13:45 – Dialogues and debates
Nanjira (@NiNanjira) will participate in a debate about bright spots and threats to internet health alongside Gisela Perez de Acha and Julia Angwin.
Sunday 29th October, 16:30-18:00 – Data in politics: Why privacy matters for free and fair elections
On Sunday, Renata will lead a discussion on how we can ensure that digital technology enhances and strengthens electoral processes, rather than undermine them, particularly in regions where electoral processes are still fragile.