The Internet Freedom Festival was held on 6 – 10 March 2017 in Valencia, Spain. IFF focus on discussing Internet communication technology and its impact globally. Each year, the IFF brings together those who defend digital rights around the world – journalists, activists, technologists, policy advocates, digital safety trainers, and designers – in support of the following core goals:
- 1. Create an inclusive space and cultivate an atmosphere of trust for the Internet Freedom Community to pool resources, share knowledge, and network.
- 2. Increase the diversity of the Internet Freedom community by engaging perspectives from a variety of backgrounds brought by underrepresented groups.
- 3. Collectively improve the services, strategies, and tools offered to the most vulnerable individuals on the frontlines by mapping censorship, surveillance and access obstacles faced in different regions in the world.
Khin from Phandeeyar was on three panels: Open data in the closed societies, How governments in Southeast Asia (unsuccessfully) restrict free speech on social media and, Architectures of Internet Freedom Movements in the southeast and south Asia.
— Naomi Fontanos (@NaomiFontanos) March 10, 2017