RT @df_fund@twitter.com

(1/5) 📢 We have great news! Our current call for Grant Applications is now OPEN! This grant application round is a special one as we are extending the application period to 3 months!

Read more: digitalfreedomfund.org/grants/

🇵🇱 Every day Polish citizens are subject to surveillance like wiretapping, analysis of their telecommunication metadata & GPS tracking.

@panoptykon@twitter.com & @hfhrpl@twitter.com filed an application against Poland with the European Court of Human Rights. More in : edri.org/our-work/activists-v-

🇨🇿EDRi member in the Czech Republic @iure_cz@twitter.com took part in a project that surveyed 620 people working in Czech media.
They found that people do NOT trust tech companies & they are con­cerned about artificial intelligence decision-making. More in : edri.org/our-work/people-worki

“The EU encourages & Member States to hoover up vast quantities of data, develop AI to examine it & increase cooperation with states with appalling human rights records,” says @earsinfingers@twitter.com. More about it in : edri.org/our-work/new-europol-

8/8 Thanks to Mukasa from @trans_fund@twitter.com, Jennifer Kamau from @iwspace@twitter.com, @interwebznani@twitter.com, @CFerKic@twitter.com, @ciabr@twitter.com , @anasuyashh@twitter.com, Ali Khan from @opensociety@twitter.com, @lau_va_meyer@twitter.com, @sarahchander@twitter.com.

🖼️Art work & videos: Justina Leston, instagram.com/alicezjones?igsh, @DulcePedroso1@twitter.com & Alice Z Jones

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7/8 We are entering the final phase of the process of designing a multi-year decolonising programme for the digital rights field.

The next steps will be to fill some gaps in our reflections & consult broader groups & different locations.

🔎Follow @edri@twitter.com & @df_fund@twitter.com to learn more.

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6/8 We've discussed how the field can work in a trauma-informed way.

But much depends on philanthropy & funders' dynamics, often requiring the sharing of trauma & reproduction of harms.

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5/8 In building a programme for decolonising the digital rights field in Europe, we pay closer attention to trauma & what it means for our organising.

💜We need space, patience & listening. We need to reflect on how we implicitly & explicitly bring trauma vimeo.com/766086167/2524b8aff4

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4/8 was later proved to make wrong assessments about people. As a result, the authority wrongfully accused over 30.000 families of fraud, including poor & racialised people.

🙅🏾‍♀️This is what -powered austerity looks like.

🔥This is why we need to act!

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3/8 This pushed Janet into debt, who later lost her job and eventually fell into depression, losing custody of her 13-year-old son.

⚖️Who decided Janet's fate? The faulty System Risk Indicator (SyRI) algorithm. The Dutch tax authority used this infamous algorithm.

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2/8 🇳🇱 Janet Ramesar is a Dutch woman who lived with her son in The Hague.

In 2015, Janet was put under investigation for social benefits fraud & her allowance was suddenly stopped.

Despite her cooperation, she was ordered to pay back €40 000.

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1/8 For a digital rights field in which we all matter, we need to challenge the structural causes of oppression like racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia & transphobia.

Check out @edri@twitter.com & @df_fund@twitter.com's decolonising work: edri.org/our-work/take-it-pers

🎥Full video: vimeo.com/757576950

5/5 The decolonising process for the digital rights field aims to put together a multiyear programme to better our capacity to resist digital criminalisation and create a safer future for all.

Read more: digitalfreedomfund.org/decolon

Graphics @DulcePedroso1@twitter.com @cyndoor@twitter.com📽️by Alice Z Jones

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5/5 The decolonising process for the digital rights field aims to put together a multiyear programme to better our capacity to resist digital criminalisation and create a safer future for all.

Read more: digitalfreedomfund.org/decolon

Graphics: @DulcePedroso1@twitter.com @cyndoor@twitter.com Alice Z Jones

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4/5 🎧 As part of our decolonising process, we organised peer learning sessions, including one on Abolitionist Tech and visions from the global south with @chenaiie@twitter.com Thenmozhi Soundararajan from @equalitylabs@twitter.com and @defund_abolish@twitter.com. Audio summary ➡️ vimeo.com/767996587/3d197f730c

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3/5 Technology is propelling criminalisation of historically marginalised communities. Many such as @graciemaybe@twitter.com @marwasf@twitter.com @dalitdiva@twitter.com @alvarombedoya@twitter.com @ninadhora@twitter.com @sahdyadarr@twitter.com @sedyst@twitter.com @UpFromTheCracks@twitter.com @whoreganizer@twitter.com are already organising to resist against the harmful use of tech.

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1/5 What does the digital rights field mean for the participants of the process led by @EDRi@twitter.com & @df_fund@twitter.com, and what does have to do with it? 🧵

RT @socialhack@twitter.com

Today the negotiations around the new fully harmonised system of the EU reach a critical moment in Council and Parliament. We analysed the most recent compromise text of the reform so that the public knows where we stand before it’s too late. en.epicenter.works/content/ana

“The work done in advocacy, know-how, expertise, quality of analysis, flags set & to sensitise & enlist policymakers in EDRi’s cause is remarkable”. Read more about @EDRi@twitter.com's mid-point strategy review by @CFerKic@twitter.com in : edri.org/our-work/mid-point-ed

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