How Civil Society Can Use New Technology for Social Change

Can drone technology bring us more transparency and accountability? How drones are used by civil society organizations to gather data and communicate for impact. And what are the privacy and data protection implications of the civil use of drones? These are some of the major issues discussed by journalists, lawyers and drone professionals during a two-day conference in May in Budapest (May 6-9).

The aim of the “Open Skies, Open Societies – Drones for Good: How Civil Society can use New Technology for Social Change” conference and workshop is to introduce drones to civil society organizations, independent media outlets, journalists and bloggers; to raise awareness to the various ethical, legal and practical implications of the technology; and to establish best practices for its use. See the conference agenda here, and registration here.


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The organizer of the event is atlatszo.hu Investigative Journalism Center, Hungary with the Center for Media, Data and Society, School of Public Policy of CEU, Hungary as co-organizer. Further partners are the Good Drone Lab, Czech Center for Investigative Journalism, Czech Republic, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Poland, Dennik N, Slovakia. The conference is supported by International Visegrad Fund.