DISCO Slovenia: Digital Sovereignty Conference.
DISCO is a new regional event that fosters critical thought, champions digital rights, and fuels social activism. The first DISCO conference, subtitled Civil Society Reimagining Technological Progress, will focus on the transformative power of active and engaged civil society. From inspiring legal battles and activist campaigns to engineering breakthroughs, we will explore alternative ways to think about the idea of technological progress. Guided by a constellation of captivating voices, we intend to reshape the discourse and redefine the narrative, propelling our region to the vanguard of the global digital sovereignty movement.
AI Act: A Call to Decision Makers
With the support of co-signing organisations, we called on the Ministry of Digital Transformation of the Republic of Slovenia, other relevant ministries, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia to take an active role in protecting the rights of marginalised people, foreigners, migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and other persons with irregular migrant status. We informed the officials that we expect them to ensure respect for and protection of human rights.
Asset detector is an online application we developed for Oštro as part of their research project. With the help of the application, the public can gain access to the assets of politicians, high-ranking officials and their families. Since the available data on the assets of Slovenian officials is unclear, the application relies on the methods of investigative and data journalism. The Oštro team first took on the assets of ministers.
Less than fair
On a cold December evening, social networks were flooded with outraged posts reacting to a memo from Hofer banning homeless people from selling their newspaper in front of its outlets. In doing so, they communicated to an already vulnerable social group that they are unwanted and should become invisible – just to provide their customers a holiday shopping experience without any bad conscience. We strongly oppose this kind of segregation, so called on the public to boycott Hofer and help the homeless.