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Today is the first day of three with exciting events here in Stockholm related to the Arab Spring and how Internet can be used to create democratic change. I plan to attend all of them, at least partly. I’ve gathered some information on how you can attend or follow these events online below:
What: Authors, revolutionaries, bloggers, movie makers, researchers, journalists and others will for a night fill the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm with personal stories from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Sweden. A lot will happen, but two of the things I want to mention are the screening at 18.15 of the fantastic documentary Zero Silence and the performance on the main stage at 19.30 with newly written Arabic texts, film and music. Don’t miss! Unfortunately, I might…
When: Monday 24 October 2011 from 18.00 to 22.00 (program)
Where: Dramaten, Nybroplan, Stockholm (map)
Who: Arranged by Dramaten& and Karavan, free for anyone to attend. (Facebook Event)
Follow online: #ArabDramaten on Twitter. Main stage program will be broadcasted on Bambuser.
What: An open and free conference on hacktivism and technical means for activism, serving as an unofficial warmup for #Net4Change.
When: Tuesday 25 October 2011 from 17.00 to 22.00
Where: .SE, Ringvägen 100, Stockholm (map)
Who: There is no formal organization arranging the event. It is created by a number of activists. The event is free to attend, but is now full.
Follow online: #adhocracy on Twitter. The conference will be broadcasted on Bambuser.
What: A whole day of seminars on net activism, empowerment and emancipation focusing on the current events in the Middle East and North Africa.
When: Wednesday 26 October 2011 from 09.00 to 20.30 (program)
Who: Arranged by Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and the Julia Group. Only those with a personal invitation can attend live, but the event will both be broadcasted online and recorded by SVT. (Facebook Event)
Follow online: #net4change on Twitter. You will find the live broadcast on www.sida.se on Wednesday, or here on my blog :)
I also started building a Twitter list of people who have shown interest in how Internet can be used to create democratic change. Let me know who I should add!
I hope to see you at any of these events, either AFK (Away From Keyboard) or online on Twitter!