Digital Communication Network

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Digital Communication Network
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Formation2016
TypeNon-profit organization
PurposeCommunication association
Location
  • Tallinn, Estonia
LeaderArtur Gurau

Digital Communication Network (referred to as DigiComNet or DCN) is a non-profit communication association founded in 2016.,[1][2] based in Tallinn, Estonia. The current president of DCN is Artur Gurau.[3] The organization is run by the board, selected out of the existing members of the network.

History[edit]

Digital Communication Network was founded in 2016 after a same name program by the US Department of State.[4] Its main activities include professional trainings and workshops for media and related professionals as well as enhancing digital skills in the post-Soviet countries. Among DCN's biggest projects is an exchange program, funded by the US Department of State, and run by World Learning.[5] The program invites nearly twenty media professionals from Eastern Europe and Central Asia for a three-weeks long internship in different media in the United States.[6]

Today[edit]

The organization aims to facilitate the collaboration between media, civic entrepreneurs, businesses, officials, tech industry, and other professionals around the ideas of digital innovation, entrepreneurship, and open Internet.[7] The organization unites over 4,000 members mostly from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The association develops projects in the following areas:

  • Cross-country and cross-sector projects;
  • Exchange programs for media professionals;
  • Camps, trainings, networking events, hackathons (ranging from international conferences to local gatherings)
  • Online activities and development of the digital tools, media products, and educational materials.

Activities[edit]

Among the organization’s biggest projects is an exchange program, funded by the US Department of State and run by World Learning called Digital Communication Network exchange.[8] The program invites nearly twenty media professionals from Eastern Europe and Central Asia for a three-weeks long internship in different media in the United States.

Digital Communication Network is associated with different projects such as the Rockit Conferences[9] (co-organised with Granat[10]), which bring together activists from civil society, journalists, tech developers, and businesses. Other projects include workshops and trainings for media and other professionals such as Training for Trainers camps[11]

History of all events[edit]

Here is the list the events Digital Communication network has helped organise or co-organised.

  1. Rockit Moldova,[12] Chisinau, Moldova, Feb 5–6, 2016
  2. Language of disruptors. A digital talk,[13] Tallinn, Estonia, March 10, 2016
  3. Forum on Fact Checking for Political Journalism,[14] Vilnius, Lithuania, Aug 19–20, 2016
  4. TechCampWAW,[15] Warsaw, Poland, Feb 15–16, 2017
  5. Rockit Digital Summit,[16] Warsaw, Poland, Feb 16–17, 2017
  6. Digital Disruption Forum,[17] Kyiv, Ukraine, Apr 3–4, 2017
  7. Rockit Digital Conference,[18] Chisinau, Moldova, May 11–12, 2017
  8. Online Education Camp,[19] Poiana Brasov, Romania, Aug 10–13, 2017
  9. Business of Truth. Digital Impact,[20] Belgrade, Serbia, Sep 8–9, 2017
  10. DataFest Tbilisi 2017,[21] Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov 15–17, 2017
  11. Digital Communication Training for Trainers Camp,[22] Ukraine, Apr 19–21, 2018
  12. Future for Digital: Big Media, Big Changes,[23] Gdansk, Poland, Apr 26–27, 2018
  13. Rockit Moldova 2018,[24] Chisinau, Moldova, April 27, 2018
  14. Digital Transformation Forum / Governance x Watchdogs,[25][26] Bucharest, Romania, May 3–4, 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Digital Communication Network | Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Artur Gurau (April 11, 2017). "Digital Communication Network 2016–2017". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Artur Gurău". Moldova ICT Summit 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Digital Communication Network Exchange 2017 | U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan". U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan. July 7, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Digital Communication Network Exchange Program, USA". armacad.info. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Digital Communication Network Exchange Program". worldlearninginnovanddev.wufoo.com. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Digital Communication Network". digicomnet.org. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "Digital Communication Network Fall 2018". worldlearninginnovanddev.wufoo.com. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rockit Conference". Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  10. ^ "Granat.md". granat.md. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "Apply for Digital Communication Training for Trainers Camp!". www.edu-active.com. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "RockIT conference to take place in Chisinau". 150sec. February 2, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "Language of disruptors. A digital talk – Tehnopol". Tehnopol. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "TRUTH MATTERS: forum on fact checking for political journalism | LIVE | VIDEO". 15min.lt. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "TechCamp Warsaw | TechCamp". TechCamp. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  16. ^ "TechCamp Warsaw and RockIT Digital Summit 2017: Addressing Communication Challenges in 21st Century | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Poland". U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Poland. February 22, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  17. ^ "Digital tools for change. Digital Disruption Forum Kiev 2017. | Outriders". Outriders. April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  18. ^ "Why Rockit Really Rocked The Digital?". 150sec. March 2, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  19. ^ "Call for Applications, Online Education Camp 2017 in Romania". www.edu-active.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  20. ^ "Business of Truth. Digital Impact". www.wherevent.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  21. ^ "DataFest Tbilisi Home". DataFest. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  22. ^ "Digital Communication Training for Trainers Camp | Science-Community.org". www.science-community.org. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  23. ^ Network, Digital Communication. "Future for Digital: Big Media, Big Changes – 27 April 2018". Evensi. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  24. ^ "Rockit Conference". Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  25. ^ "DTF | G x W @RAU, Home". dtf2018.rau.ro. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  26. ^ "Digital Transformation Forum, Governance x Watchdogs / 3–4 mai 2018, București – Evenimente". evenimente.juridice.ro. Retrieved April 27, 2018.