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Access Now is proud to have brought you the sixth installment of RightsCon, the world’s leading event on the future of the internet. Together we are shaping the global conversation about how to keep the internet open, free, and secure.

RightsCon Brussels brought together 1,500 attendees from 100 countries, with representatives from 500+ organizations, tech companies, universities, startups, and governments. From March 29-31, 2017, in Brussels, Belgium, we gathered in the heart of European policymaking for the most impactful RightsCon yet. We’re humbled by your hard work.

You can see the archived program here!. We’re excited to announce that RightsCon 2018 will take place in Toronto, Canada. We hope you join us!

Thank you for being part of the RightsCon community and conversation. Together, we can make a difference for digital rights.

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To complement ourofficial programming, Access Now partners with other organizations to host relevant, topical satellite events both before and after RightsCon. Here’s a look at the other events we partnered with:

Iran Cyber Dialogue
Hosted by ASL19, the Iran Cyber Dialogue (ICD) is annual conference to strengthen the global community working towards improved online access to information in Iran.
Hosted by ALDE at the European Parliament, this event sought to bridge the gap between foreign policy experts and tech experts in order to inform a values-based digital foreign policy.The open internet is not limited by geographical borders, and new technologies have a clear impact on foreign policy: issues such as cybersecurity, internet governance, digital trade and digital rights are becoming central to the work of any diplomat. Net neutrality discussions are crucial for achieving sustainable developments goals such as getting the next billion people in the Global South online. When governments throttle access to the internet, they violate freedom of expression on a large scale. A regulation to review the EU's dual use regime is a tool to protect human rights defenders abroad. Yet the worlds of foreign policy experts and technology experts can still seem disconnected.
This full day event was designed to educate and engage youth in policy and advocacy discussions around digital rights. Hosts: Access Now, Sinar Project, NetMission.Asia - When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
This Satellite Session was fashioned as an intervention into ongoing advocacy, research, and practical support efforts, and seeks to interrogate a wide range of possible framings of online harassment. Hosts: Tactical Tech - When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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