About Share Foundation
SHARE Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012, with the goal to fight for the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights, in the areas of privacy, free speech, government transparency and efficiency, surveillance and human rights. SHARE Foundation is dedicated to protecting the rights of Internet citizens and promoting positive values of openness, decentralization, free access and exchange of knowledge, information and technology.
The SHARE Foundation believes that the Internet and digital media will be fundamental for achieving democratic change in society as a tool for improvement of government accountability and transparency, and socioeconomic empowerment of citizens.
The activities of SHARE Foundation are supported by cooperation and friendship with a wide network of various institutions, individuals and organizations.
Our work is based on two main components: SHARE Conference, that promotes Internet culture and technology to a wider Internet community and engages key opinion makers in the field; and SHARE Defense which works as a think tank unit that conducts legal research, provides pro bono legal aid and is actively involved in the decision making processes.
SHARE Conference is a weekend-long public, free and non-commercial event blending Internet culture, policy and technology related daytime conference with a dynamic cutting-edge music festival by night. SHARE Conference brings together 1500-2000 of passionate people, forward-thinkers, opinion makers, cultural creatives, activists and artists from all around the world for talks, debates and parties in 72 hours of a powerful gathering of people who share ideas, knowledge and creativity. SHARE Conference has been organized twice in Belgrade, in 2011 and 2012, in Lebanon (Beirut) in 2012, and in 2013 the latest version of the SHARE Conference - SHARE Cyberpunk Academy in Croatia (Rijeka), where key speakers and opinion makers tackled current trends and debates in the digital world, including the NSA case, the TOR project and the possibility of creating a regional policy for the protection of digital right.
SHARE Conferences are about understanding and celebrating Internet culture and all the aspects of open, decentralized and accessible forms of communication, exchange and creation. They’re about the empowerment of individuals and the networking of like-minded people. They’re about setting the values and new standards that will prevent any kind of oppression, censorship and surveillance for future generations. They’re about understanding alternative economic, cultural and educational models. They’re about Internet ecology and struggles to protect the Internet as an open and free territory for all of us. They’re about energizing sub-cultural groups and praising the diversity that these cultures bring. They’re about promoting open access to software, hardware, information, knowledge, science, government, design and almost everything else that can be open. They’re about sharing. They’re about how to do it yourself.
Join us! We are constantly looking for partners who will share our vision of creating a social and cultural impact on society.
Issues and topics that we are addressing are important for every system and society.
If you’re an activist, artist, musician, blogger, new media maker etc. contact us!
We will try to help as much as we can in your activities. We can create this event together, give you the opportunity to spend 3 days with an international expert in your field of work, give you a space and time to present yourself or even try to fundraise for your activities.
We organize a lot of collaborative activities before, during and after the SHARE Conference: remixing, crowd-designing, filmmaking, street art and interventions, flash mobs.
You can check some of our previous activities here:
SHARE Defense is a part of SHARE Foundation which works as a think tank unit, established with a goal to fight for the public’s interest in battles affecting digital rights within the fields of privacy, free speech, government transparency and efficiency, surveillance and human rights.
Members of the SHARE Defense team are lawyers, policy analysts, artists and technologists dedicated to protecting digital rights. They conduct legal research, provide pro bono legal aid and are actively involved in the decision making processes.
The long term goal of SHARE Defense is to fight to obtain sustainability of free and decentralized Internet and implement standards of human rights in digital environment.
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