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Digital Activist Residency In Berlin

Deadline: 03 July 2016

Digital Activist Residency In Berlin

Apply now to be Tactical Tech’s next digital activist-in-residence, from September to November 2016.

The residency is designed to support activists from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus or the Middle East, who utilise digital technologies extensively in their work.

Tactical Tech will host the residency in its offices in Berlin, Germany, from mid September 2016 to mid November 2016.

The residency is part of a project launched by the Tactical Technology Collective and Reporters without Borders Germany, meant to strengthen Berlin as a hub for a creative community that can inspire change around the world. Tactical Tech will host two residents simultaneously. In parallel, Reporters Without Borders will host a residency for a journalist.

We are looking for an experienced digital activist interested in joining a small team working internationally in the framework of our project Exposing the Invisible.

Exposing the Invisible is the main project under Tactical Tech’s programme area Understanding and Shaping Issues. The project focuses on how to find, use, curate and activate data, evidence and information in order to tell stories with it. Our small team and the people we collaborate with have a selection of mixed skills and experiences that include data experts, artists, reporters, designers, programmers, tool developers, film makers, activists and researchers.

During the residency period of September to November 2016 we will be working on a number of projects including our continued research and development on new investigation techniques on Sonic Investigation and Seeing from Above, looking at how to integrate digital security into investigation workflows and lastly the continued testing of Littlespoon, a tool that captures public data for investigation purposes.

There is also room for our residents to work within our framework on their own investigations and interest areas.

To be eligible you need to:

•be an activist from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Eastern Europe or the Middle East
•be confident working in English
•use digital technologies extensively in your work
•have a good knowledge of digital technologies (the internet, mobile phones etc) and their challenges and implications for freedom of information or advocacy work in your own context
•be willing to share experience and expertise
•be willing to deepen your practical knowledge on new investigation techniques
•be willing to learn about digital security techniques
•be willing to be part of the Tactical Tech team on a daily basis for two months
•be willing to act as a multiplier and further spread the knowledge you gathered during the residency in your home region

Tactical Tech will prioritise applications from those working in conflict and post-conflict contexts.

As the resident, you will be provided with:

•support in your visa application process (if needed)
•return trip from home country, health insurance
•accommodation in Berlin for two months
•a monthly stipend covering your living expenses during your stay in Berlin
•an open minded, international workplace to develop ideas and projects
•individualised training on digital security
•the possibility of attending exciting relevant events in Berlin

How to apply

Fill in the online application form by 3 July 2016

Only properly completed application forms will be considered. Pre-selected candidates will be contacted for an online interview by mid July.

Application Deadline : 3 July 2016, at 23.59 GMT.
Short listed applicants will be contacted by 15 July 2016
Final Response: by 30 July 2016

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