Speaker

Melbourne, Australia September 23, 2017
Who advocates for people? The need for technology in grassroots movements
Technology offers people and communities a voice, transparency and the ability to learn, share and connect. Without knowledge on tools that are available or how to use them communities are either locked out of debates, or they are left to rely on the voices from organisations that have multiple interests and diluted attention. Digital divide is not limited to access to hardware or internet, in today's world those who can vocalize online, create content and build have a voice. This talk will discuss Australia’s #notmydebt campaign as an example of what occurs when people are given a voice in the face of oppressive Government policy and institutions designed to remove human oversight.

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