India and other South-Asian countries have leapfrogged technologically to adapt to digital lifestyles. The Government of India’s push towards digital initiatives and increasing ubiquity of digital tools and services renders it imperative to discuss what would be our lives in the digital world and how the definition would and context of being a digital citizen evolve in the future. With this in mind, Digital Citizen Summit, an initiative of DEF and Friedrich Naumann Foundation, is back for the second year with a new theme. The Summit will be organised by DEF in New Delhi on September 21-22, 2017.
This year, the Summit will focus on the topics of access, privacy, violence against women and communication blackouts with the objective to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and create a blueprint for future understanding of the concept of individual digital rights.
The idea is to bridge the digital divide, providing means to access information and creating conducive platform for youth, women and social media enthusiasts to bring awareness about internet rights; digital literacy, and digital security. If you want to organise a workshop, panel or round table or want to present a paper, you can submit our proposal here.