FOC Support Unit Invites Public Participation in Global Campaign on Digital Inclusion

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The Support Unit of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC), on behalf of the Government of Canada, which chairs the Coalition,  has called on stakeholders and other members of the public to join it in the Global Campaign on Digital Inclusion.

The global campaign on digital inclusion is aimed at engaging public participation in meaningful discussions, both online and offline, which is critical to democracy in the digital age. As 2022 Chair of the FOC, Canada committed in its Programme of Action to launch a global social media campaign to highlight the importance of digital inclusion.

The Global Campaign on Digital Inclusion centres on the four pillars of digital literacy, civic participation, safety, and connectivity.

The Campaign will be officially launched at RightsCon2022, the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age, which will hold from June 6 to 10, 2022, before an audience of thousands of industry leaders, civil society organizations, and government representatives from around the world.

Participants are required tosubmit a short video (15 seconds or less) describing what digital inclusion means and are encouraged to record the video in their preferred language. This video will be part of a compilation presented by Canada thatfeatures stakeholdersfrom around the world speaking briefly about the importance of digital inclusion for democracy and human rights in a digital age.

Details of how to participate in this conversation on Twitter will be shared at a later date. 

The deadline for submission of video for the campaign launch is May 27, 2022. 

To submit video, interested persons are encouraged to please email supportunit@freedomonlinecoalition.com. Alternatively, if the file size is too large to be sent via email, it is recommended that the video be sent using a file sharing platform or the WeTransfer service. Those who have questions or face any difficulties, should please contact the FOC Support Unit.