Digital Communication Network

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Digital Communication Network - short version of the logo.

Digital Communication Network (referred to as DigiComNet or DCN) is a non-profit communication association founded in 2016.,[1][2] based in Armenia (Aragats 6th, building 2, appt.11, Gyumri, 3123). The organization is run by the board, selected out of the existing members of the network.

History[edit]

Digital Communication Network, founded in 2016 after the same name program by the US Department of State[3], is a 6.000 member strong collaborative network that connects professionals of the digital age from a variety of backgrounds, in order to generate ideas, tools, and products for media outlets, civil society organizations, businesses and public authorities. Its main activities include professional trainings and workshops for media and related professionals as well as enhancing digital skills. Among DCN's biggest projects is an exchange program, funded by the US Department of State, and run by World Learning.[4] 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.[5]

Today[edit]

The organization aims to facilitate the collaboration between media, civic entrepreneurs, businesses, policymakers, creative, tech, and other professionals around the ideas of digital innovation, entrepreneurship, and open Internet.[6] The organization unites over 6,000 members mostly from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The association develops projects in the following areas:

  • Exchange programs for communication professionals;
  • Camps, trainings, networking events, hackathons (ranging from international conferences to local meetups)
  • Research on trends and best practices;
  • Product development of the digital tools, content, and educational materials.

DCN's mission is to create lasting impact through empowering a new generation of voices and ideas in the digital communication space. To achieve this mission, DCN serves as an open space for communication, creativity and connectivity with the purpose of promoting truth and good values by being a catalyst for credible information and democratic changes in society.

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.[7] 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[8] (co-organised with Granat[9]), 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[10]

History of all events[edit]

Here is the list of the events the Digital Communication network has helped organize or co-organized.

  1. Rockit Conference,[11] Chisinau, Moldova, Feb 5–6, 2016
  2. Language of disruptors. A digital talk,[12] Tallinn, Estonia, March 10, 2016
  3. Forum on Fact Checking for Political Journalism,[13] Vilnius, Lithuania, Aug 19–20, 2016
  4. TechCampWAW,[14] Warsaw, Poland, Feb 15–16, 2017
  5. Rockit Digital Summit,[15] Warsaw, Poland, Feb 16–17, 2017
  6. Digital Disruption Forum,[16] Kyiv, Ukraine, Apr 3–4, 2017
  7. Rockit Conference 2017,[17] Chisinau, Moldova, May 11–12, 2017
  8. Online Education Camp,[18] Poiana Brasov, Romania, Aug 10–13, 2017
  9. Business of Truth. Digital Impact,[19] Belgrade, Serbia, Sep 8–9, 2017
  10. DataFest Tbilisi 2017,[20] Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov 15–17, 2017
  11. Digital Communication Training for Trainers Camp,[21] Ukraine, Apr 19–21, 2018
  12. Future for Digital: Big Media, Big Changes,[22] Gdansk, Poland, Apr 26–27, 2018
  13. Rockit Conference 2018,[23] Chisinau, Moldova, April 27, 2018
  14. Digital Transformation Forum / Governance x Watchdogs,[24][25] Bucharest, Romania, May 3–4, 2018
  15. Digital Influencers Hub Forum, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 13-14, 2018
  16. Business of Truth Forum, Johannesburg, South Africa, November 29-30, 2018
  17. Media Literacy 360° Forum and Fair, Bratislava, Slovakia, December 11-12, 2018
  18. Digital Influencers in Action Forum, Budva, Montenegro, June 18-19, 2019
  19. Humor and Games for Social Good, Yerevan, Armenia, September 6-7, 2019
  20. Rockit Conference 2019,[26] Chisinau, Moldova, October 11, 2019
  21. Media Literacy Solutions Forum, Minsk, Belarus, October 18-19, 2019
  22. Launching event of DCN Southeast Europe Hub, Thessaloniki, Greece, December 13, 2019
  23. Digital Storytelling for Impact Forum, Sofia, Bulgaria, December 16-17, 2019
  24. Rockit Conference 2020,[27] Chisinau, Moldova, May 8-9, 2020
  25. Mediaboost, Ukraine, June-December, 2020
  26. The Day After Covid-19 #digitaltroubleshooting, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 15, 2020
  27. Future of Democracy,[28] Chisinau, Moldova, Sep 29, 2020
  28. Unlocking the truth with digital literacy, DCN Africa, October 6, 2020
  29. Games for Impact, Warsaw, Poland, December 8-11, 2020
  30. Combating Disinformation in South-East Asia, Online Event, December 10, 2020

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. ^ "The Digital Communication Network Exchange 2017 | U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan". U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan. July 7, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Digital Communication Network Exchange Program, USA". armacad.info. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Digital Communication Network Exchange Program". worldlearninginnovanddev.wufoo.com. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Digital Communication Network". digicomnet.org. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Digital Communication Network Fall 2018". worldlearninginnovanddev.wufoo.com. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "Rockit Conference". Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "Granat.md". granat.md. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  10. ^ "Apply for Digital Communication Training for Trainers Camp!". www.edu-active.com. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "RockIT conference to take place in Chisinau". 150sec. February 2, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Language of disruptors. A digital talk – Tehnopol". Tehnopol. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "TRUTH MATTERS: forum on fact checking for political journalism | LIVE | VIDEO". 15min.lt. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "TechCamp Warsaw | TechCamp". TechCamp. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "Digital tools for change. Digital Disruption Forum Kiev 2017. | Outriders". Outriders. April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  17. ^ "Why Rockit Really Rocked The Digital?". 150sec. March 2, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  18. ^ "Call for Applications, Online Education Camp 2017 in Romania". www.edu-active.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  19. ^ "Business of Truth. Digital Impact". www.wherevent.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  20. ^ "DataFest Tbilisi Home". DataFest. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  21. ^ "Digital Communication Training for Trainers Camp | Science-Community.org". www.science-community.org. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  22. ^ Network, Digital Communication. "Future for Digital: Big Media, Big Changes – 27 April 2018". Evensi. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  23. ^ "Rockit Conference". Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  24. ^ "DTF | G x W @RAU, Home". dtf2018.rau.ro. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  25. ^ "Digital Transformation Forum, Governance x Watchdogs / 3–4 mai 2018, București – Evenimente". evenimente.juridice.ro. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  26. ^ "Rockit Conference 2019". Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  27. ^ "Rockit Conference 2020". Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  28. ^ "Future of Democracy". Retrieved September 28, 2020.