Community Building


  • Keywords:
  • Digital Security
  • Digital well-being
  • Communication
  • Communication strategy
  • Community Building
  • Languages:
  • English
Founded by Professor Ron Deibert, The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto. It focuses on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security. The Citizen Lab uses a "mixed methods" approach to research combining practices from political science, law, computer science and area studies. The research includes: investigating digital espionage against civil society, documenting Internet filtering and other technologies and practices that impact freedom of expression online, analysing privacy, security, and information controls of popular applications, and examining transparency and accountability mechanisms relevant to the relationship between corporations and state agencies regarding personal data and other surveillance activities.


Reshaping Communication: Expert Tips to Connect with Your Audience

In a world filled with disinformation, building meaningful connections with your audience is more important than ever. This article introduces a series of three short video tutorials by our expert and master trainer, Hubert Sobecki, from the Love Does Not Exclude Association in Poland. Focusing on emotional messages, shared values, and a hopeful future, these videos offer essential communication tips for building a strong and engaged community.

Hive Mind | 3 min read | Jun 5, 2024

NIOK | 11 min read | Jun 3, 2024

Using MailChimp at MU Theatre Association in Hungary

For 31 years MU Theatre has been promoting the performing arts culture in Hungary. Through its programmes, it empowers young and old, civic and grassroots initiatives, and empowers active participation through the arts. They work with community groups and educational institutions to give participants the opportunity to develop their creativity, self-awareness and communication, while becoming members of a vibrant cultural community.

NIOK | 5 min read | Jun 3, 2024

Learning Groups: A Deep Dive into Countering Disinformation. Closed-Group Online Training | June - October 2024 | CERV EEAD

What is the aim of the Learning Groups?

We aim to create a safe and inspiring learning space for activists, educators, and local leaders from EU member states, who are working in an environment vulnerable to disinformation.

Hive Mind | 3 min read | May 24, 2024

NEW Partner Spotlight: TechSoup Brasil joins Hive Mind Community - Empowering Nonprofits with Technology

TechSoup Brasil is a transformative initiative that exclusively serves nonprofit organizations. Through strategic partnerships and software donation programs, we provide access to cutting-edge technology tools and services at discounts of up to 90% below market prices.

Vitor Matheus | 2 min read | May 16, 2024

Partner Spotlight: MAKAIA's 2023 Year in Review

In Makaia, we work to strengthen social development capabilities based on technology, cooperation, and innovation. With the Digital Resilience project, which is based on the Hive Mind platform, and is part of TechSoup's Digital Activism Program, we seek to create and share tools, knowledge, and good habits in the digital sphere to counteract disinformation in the Latin American region.

MAKAIA | 1 min read | May 6, 2024

Join our training: Building Youth Resilience. What Works, What Doesn't, and How to Make a Difference. Warsaw, 4-6th June 2024

Let’s come together to learn on how to strengthen young people in being more resilient (online and offline) and improve their (as well as our own) wellbeing in the times of widespread disinformation, limited attention span and general information noise.

Hive Mind | 3 min read | Apr 29, 2024

NIOK | 4 min read | Feb 5, 2024