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Circumvention tools are being used to bypass censorship and even evade surveillance. This session will bring together tool developers and end users (civil society groups and individuals) in producing future solutions together. Collectively, we will discuss what has failed, what has worked in the past, and innovative solutions for user outreach - despite efforts to crack down on access to information by censors and authorities.
A number of tool developers will be featured to discuss their key challenges, process of engaging and supporting local communities/citizens, and how these have evolved in the past year. Some of the challenges that tool developers are encountering range from tool localization and local user support to responding to ‘just-in-time’ information controls to understanding how best to cater to a community’s specific needs. The session will also feature civil society groups who have engaged with tool developers and supported their work.
Community coordinator at ASL19 for MENA region (especially Arabic speaking countries) I deal with tool localization, Outreach, and user support. I enjoy neutralizing any content blocking efforts by governments and telecoms.