Online Digital Safety Training for Artists

We would like to invite you to join our Online Digital Safety Training for Artists…
Published on Aug. 18, 2022

We would like to invite you to join our Online Digital Safety Training for Artists on 6 September, 2022, that we are co-organising with Artists at Risk organisation. 

New digital technologies are transforming the world, affording artists new platforms to display and promote their work. But such realities have also generated an array of threats to artists-activists rights and freedom of expression, from governments seeking to surveil and censor online spaces, abusive trolls seeking to intimidate artists into silence and self-censorship, hackers seeking to undermine or breach artists’ content and data, and more.

Drawing from the Artists at Risk Connection’s Safety Guide for Artists, this training will dive into these threats – such as laws and legislations governments use to restrict access to the internet and monitor online activities, as well as harassment and abuse by individuals and extremist groups – and offer tools and strategies to help individuals mitigate and prevent risk by bolstering their cybersecurity practices. It will pay particular attention to online harassment such as hate speech, threats, impersonation, doxing, message bombing, etc., equipping artists with an understanding of how and why online harassment occurs, how to prepare for and react to it, and how to establish a cybercommunity.


About the trainer

Manojna Yeluri is the Asia regional representative for the Artists at Risk Connection. She is an entertainment and intellectual property rights lawyer. She founded Artistik License, a legal and business consultancy for artists and creative professionals in 2013, and has been working closely with the independent arts and music industries since, with the opportunity to present at global trade events such as WOMEX and IOMMA.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Rights Law from the UCLA School of Law, and graduated from the NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad, India with a BA.LLB (Hons) degree. She is currently based out of Hyderabad, India.