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Citizen D

About Us

The NGO Državljan D underlaying principle is the inclusive promotion of human rights and digital rights.

We believe in open digital environment available to all and we consider the digital environment to be an important part of the general political environment. To that end we’re focusing on three key areas: digital rights, media literacy and active citizenship.

Our Projects

We promote human and digital rights by organising public events (seminars, workshops, roundtable discussions), performing calls to action in the before mentioned fields, conducting analysis and reports of the current practices in the field and connecting with similar organisations through-out the region.

Our campaigns usually consist of research phase where we analyse the current situation, purpose the solutions and communicate them with the relevant public; the call to action phase where we include general public and give them a clear and obtainable political goal and finally the monitoring phase where we monitor the execution of promises achieved in the previous phases.

Timeline

Our campaigns differ in geographical scope, time-frame and goals. We aim to connect different interest groups, explore the role of the general public and offer them useful information sources. For our long-term campaigns we are cooperating with other organizations and public institutions to provide a sustainable and long-term efficient projects which do not rely on just one source of funding.

On-going annual campaigns

Cryptoparty Slovenia event
an annual event focusing on promotion of digital rights, privacy and security

Media literacy campaign
developing and executing a media literacy program targeted at pupils and students that connects social and technical aspects of mass media and is focusing on explaining the role of the mass media as the fourth estate in a democratic society.

Responsible advertising
responding to a broken system of hate-speech propaganda online media sites financed by online contextual advertising we’ve started a campaign focusing on responsible contextual advertising and parliamentary oversight of state-owned companies.

Previous events and campaigns

2018

Ethical IT development Balkan campaign
joining forces with several NGOs from Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, we’ve organized 4 meetups in 4 different countries debating ethical IT development.

Responsible advertising campaign
responding to a broken system of hate-speech propaganda online media sites financed by online contextual advertising we’ve started a campaign focusing on responsible contextual advertising and parliamentary oversight of state-owned companies.

EU copyright reform
connecting with other local and regional NGOs, we’re participating in the copyright directive campaign with calls to action, round table discussions, opinion pieces and civic engagement.

2017

IOT privacy-first meetups
we’ve organized four meetups focusing on privacy-by-default combining speakers from the industry and academy.

Round table discussion about the information society in Slovenia
debating the information society in Slovenia with the decision-makers, industry representatives and members of the civil society.

Round table discussion about the cyber warfare
debating the trends and developments in the field of cyber warfare with representative of the government, private sector and academy.

2016

Drone regulation campaign
a series of local round table discussion in several Slovenian cities and towns related to the upcoming drone regulation

Information society campaign
a series of round table discussion related to trends in the development of information society (surveillance, net neutrality, intermediaries)

Role of the mass media campaign
a series of round table discussions related to the roles and functions of mass media in a democratic society and trends of development of specific media channels (print, radio, television, internet)

Net neutrality campaign
following the development of proposed changes of EU net neutrality regulative we’ve conducted several calls to action, round table discussions and talks on the importance of net neutrality

2015

Net neutrality campaign
round table discussions in several Slovenian cities and towns, calls to action for the local and EU MEPs, engagement with the public and private sector

Role of the mass media campaign
round table discussions with local members of the media industry

Media responsibility campaign
calls to action related to the responsible reporting by the mass media as a response to a suicide tragedy brought on by irresponsible reporting