Explore the 500+ sessions shaping the 10th anniversary summit program

The RightsCon 2021 Session List details the title, host, format, program category, and intersecting theme of all sessions happening at RightsCon (June 7-11, 2021). You can see all 20 program categories in alphabetical order below, or filter by category and theme to begin informing your RightsCon experience. With over 500 sessions in total – the most we’ve ever had at RightsCon – our 10th anniversary edition is shaping up to be the biggest RightsCon yet. Registered participants can now login to the official RightsCon platform to view the program schedule and build their own personalized schedule.

Access, Inclusion, and Education

Amplifying civil society engagement, contribution, and voice in the implementation of the UN Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation Community Lab

Host: World Wide Web Foundation

Recharging and decolonizing your mind/digital wellbeing: how technology impacts our mental health Panel

Host: Health and Information Literacy Access (HILA) Alliance | Allegori | InspireCorp

The future of the open internet Panel

Host: Twitter

Digital gender divide and COVID-19: what prospects for women’s political participation in Africa? Panel

Host: Big Steps Outreach Network (BONET)

#SheTransformsTech: mapping solutions for gender justice in tech Community Lab

Host: World Pulse

Gender and knowledge participation: mapping efforts at equity Community Lab

Host: Wikimedia Foundation

Building resilient digital ecosystems: best practices for community networks initiatives Community Lab

Host: NetFreedom Pioneers

Mapping language rights in a digital world Community Lab

Host: Global Coalition for Language Rights

The rights of the unconnected: opting out and autonomous connectivity Community Lab

Host: Data.Democracia | Rhizomatica

What matters when it comes to connecting the unconnected? Community Lab

Host: Connect Humanity

How to define and measure digital inclusion? A call for comments on a possible digital inclusion framework Community Lab

Host: United Nations Office of the Envoy on Technology

Open book, turn off WiFi: accessing online education during the COVID-19 pandemic Community Lab

Host: Youth SIG (Youth Observatory), ISOC

Co-designing our tech future: best practices from the contract for the web community on gender equality, misinformation and more Community Lab

Host: World Wide Web Foundation

Queering the digital divide: addressing digital insecurities, inequalities, and inaccessibility in Ontario 2S-LGBTQ+ service provisions during the global pandemic Lightning Talk

Host: Independent | Ontario Digital Literacy and Access Network (ODLAN)

Is provision of comprehensive sexuality education through online platforms the solution? Tackling the myth of sex as a taboo Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Safer internet for the elderly Lightning Talk

Host: Digital Grassroots

Access to digital information from the perspective of a blind person Lightning Talk

Host: El Rinconcito Inclusivo

Feminist infrastructure, community networks and plenty of gambiarras: learnings from the challenges of translating feminist principles into practice Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

You’ve been disconnected: supporting the right to access healthcare for marginalized people in a virtual context Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

The potential of knowledge capsules to the test: a Venezuelan challenge to restore our own social fabric Lightning Talk

Host: Fundación ACADEtools

The unexplored dichotomy of internet access and online hate Lightning Talk

Host: Open Internet for Democracy Initiative

Connecting when disaster strikes Panel

Host: Cisco

Will technology be a force for greater educational equity or be a barrier to it? Panel

Host: Teach For All

Dismantling the neoliberalism of the digital divide: feminist perspectives on access Panel

Host: Media Matters for Democracy

Splinternet by stealth: China’s digital silk road and the risks of a two-gauge internet Panel

Host: Oxford Information Labs

Access to data during the pandemic: the opportunities and challenges of zero-rating Panel

Host: Research ICT Africa

Strategies to guarantee the right to access to the internet Panel

Host: Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)

Upholding the rights of students with disabilities and using learnings from the current pandemic to rethink inclusive education globally Panel

Host: Benetech

Advancing human rights and digital collaboration: UNESCO call for participation in the IGF  Dynamic Coalition on Internet Universality Indicators (IUIs) Panel

Host: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Unpacking the digital inclusion paradox: the Freedom Online Coalition’s task force on digital equality Panel

Host: Research ICT Africa | Freedom Online Coalition

5G human rights assessment: how to address risks related to emerging technologies Strategy Session

Host: Ericsson | Shift

Reimagining inclusion for a post-COVID classroom Strategy Session

Host: IT for Change | Foundation for Information Technology (IT) Education and Development

Building an open toolkit to document Indigenous languages Tech Demo

Host: O Foundation (OFDN)

Creating digital spaces for civic engagement in analog communities: challenges and opportunities in mobile messaging Tech Demo

Host: Accountability Counsel

Living dictionaries: a digital resource to protect endangered languages and maintain global linguistic diversity Tech Demo

Host: Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages

A how-to: creating and leveraging subtitles to increase digital accessibility and inclusion Tech Demo

Host: Wikitongues

Terrastories: an open-source tool for Indigenous communities to map and safeguard oral histories about their ancestral territory Tech Demo

Host: Digital Democracy (DD)

So you want to learn about digital cultural expression? Here are the tools you need Community Lab

Host: Wikitongues | Indigenous Friends Association

Access to digital education in the time of coronavirus: copyright and public health emergencies Panel

Host: Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property | Wikimedia Germany

Artificial Intelligence

How to be heard? The fight for community and civil society voices in AI and digital health governance Community Lab

Host: Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) | STOPAIDS | Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+ Global) | Kenyan Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV & AIDS (KELIN)

Making the right impact: human rights compliant AI Community Lab

Host: European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL)

A new AI lexicon: responses and challenges to the critical AI discourse Community Lab

Host: Access Now | AI Now

The robot will see him now: building gender-equitable AI in the Global South Community Lab

Host: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

How better measurements can help us fight for justice in AI? Community Lab

Host: Global Black Youth | Portulans Institute

Bias in algorithmic decision-making: perspectives and approaches Community Lab

Host: Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Feminist search: reimagining our “search” for knowledge Community Lab

Host: Feminist.AI | Poieto

Google AI’s damaging impact on abortion access – how the core updates are penalizing pro-choice websites Lightning Talk

Host: Women on Web

The AI observatory: interrogating automated decision making in India Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Bias in, bias out: leveraging dataset nutrition labels for healthier AI Lightning Talk

Host: Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Discrimination through optimization: how Facebook’s ad delivery can lead to biased outcomes Lightning Talk

Host: University of Southern California

Algorithmic diversity and nonbinarity: how to reimagine ability, tech, and ethics Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Algorithmic discrimination and the impacts on social mobility of marginalized social groups in the Global South Community Lab

Host: InternetLab

AlGOVrithms: automated decision making in Central and Eastern Europe – should we synchronize our efforts globally? Panel

Host: ePaństwo Foundation | Open Data Kosovo

South, East, Asian landscape of artificial intelligence Panel

Host: EngageMedia

Social and financial discrimination of sex workers Panel

Host: Hacking//Hustling

Misgendering machines: the digital rights risks of automated gender attribution technology Panel

Host: Access Now

More of the same: unpacking the impact of AI algorithms on social fragmentation Panel

Host: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs | RNW Media

Algorithmic technologies in the state: a critical approach from Latin America Panel

Host: Derechos Digitales

Should all data be credit data? Inclusive finance in the age of algorithmic credit underwriting Panel

Host: Center for Financial Inclusion

The good earth: the ethical implications of the implementation of artificial intelligence in agriculture in Africa Panel

Host: Strathmore University, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) | Universiteit Utrecht

Regulatory solutions to AI’s infringement on civil rights (US focused) Panel

Host: Consumer Reports

AI diplomacy: mainstreaming inclusion Panel

Host: Women at The Table | United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

Inside the black box: making public-sector algorithms accountable to citizens and communities Panel

Host: Open Government Partnership

Preventing digital dehumanization Panel

Host: Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

Invisible or absent: is AI in Africa inclusive of nonbinary gender identities? Panel

Host: Research ICT Africa

Transparency for what? Public sector algorithm registers in practice Strategy Session

Host: AlgorithmWatch | Etalab

#SAIFE artificial intelligence: the imperative of human rights impact assessments Strategy Session

Host: OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

Developing an inclusive, rights-based global index for responsible AI Strategy Session

Host: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

“A time when thought is free”: freedom of thought as a legal framework for tech accountability Panel

Host: Avaaz

Algorithmic decision-support systems in the asylum context: how do states seek to legitimize their use? A case study from Germany Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Business, Labor, and Trade

“Give a smile, get a smile!”: The human rights impacts of emotion recognition in the workplace Community Lab

Host: European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL)

Structures that silence: countering digital exclusion of the most marginalized in online spaces in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Uganda, Lebanon, and Sudan Community Lab

Host: Association for Progressive Communications (APC) | Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) | CREA | UHAI — The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative | WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform

Networks of power, influence, and open data at the Universal Periodic Review Tech Demo

Host: Open Knowledge Foundation

Emerging labor rights issues in the ICT sector: ensuring workers’ participation and protection in the platform economy Community Lab

Host: Sycomore AM

Mapping work with workers: activist responses to platform labor in Brazil Community Lab

Host: Aarhus University | Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) | Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos University) | University of São Paulo (USP)

Digital technologies, human rights due diligence, and the state-business nexus Community Lab

Host: Global Network Initiative (GNI) | United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), B-Tech Project

Human rights in digital streaming: challenges and opportunities in the new era of internet-enabled TV and film Community Lab

Host: Article One Advisors

Assessing and addressing human rights impacts at the internet infrastructure level Panel

Host: ARTICLE 19 | Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

How can company-led grievance mechanisms address human rights concerns of rightsholders? Lessons from the B-Tech papers on access to remedy Community Lab

Host: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | African Internet Rights Alliance | Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

T-ENT: digital entrepreneurship for Uganda’s LBTQ community Lightning Talk

Host: Mend Initiative

Validating transparency reports Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Facial recognition: what can be done to improve corporate practices? Lightning Talk

Host: Candriam

Digital disconnection: is it an employment human right? Lightning Talk


How “surveillance capitalism” entrenches structural racism and threatens human rights Lightning Talk

Host: Amnesty International

Cultural expression or commercial exploitation? The experience of digital kidfluencers is all of our business Panel

Host: Alana Institute

Integrating environmental and social justice into transparency reporting in the tech sector Panel

Host: Association for Progressive Communications (APC) | Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

The next frontier: the UNGPs+10 Panel

Host: Cisco | Verizon

Global tech inequity and the impact of Silicon Valley’s laissez faire approach abroad Panel

Host: Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab

Innovating while managing risk: how to govern digital ethics at your company Panel

Host: BSR

Fund no evil? The human rights due diligence responsibilities of venture capital Panel

Host: Amnesty International

Innovative rightsholder engagement: closing reciprocity gaps Panel

Host: Access Now | Facebook | Article One Advisors | Color Of Change

Building the business case for digital rights: leveraging local private sector involvement in advancing internet freedom Strategy Session

Host: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) | The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

Maximizing company transparency in the majority world Strategy Session

Host: Ranking Digital Rights

Just another framework or something worthwhile? Leveraging the UNGPs on business and human rights Strategy Session

Host: The IO Foundation | InternetLab | Paradigm Initiative | Global Partners Digital (GPD) | Bloggers Association of Kenya

Designing ethical framework for content moderation work Strategy Session

Host: Aapti Institute

Reimagining supply chain transparency: an open, integrated labor rights data system Tech Demo

Host: WikiRate

My plans // 2021: memes to survive the IP apocalypse Lightning Talk

Host: Derechos Digitales

Why Bitcoin matters for human rights Lightning Talk

Host: Human Rights Foundation (HRF)

Trade restrictions on global availability: impacts and mitigation Panel

Host: GitHub

Better safe than sorry: regulate AI before trade negotiators do it for you Panel

Host: Federation of German Consumer Organisations (VZBV)

The Big Tech trade-off: regulating platforms versus empowering them Panel

Host: Digital Trade Alliance | Public Citizen

The more I know, the more I know I don’t know: a cross-community discussion of transparency best practices Community Lab

Host: Wikimedia Foundation | Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information | Next Billion Network

Workers of the world unite: collective bargaining on data rights Community Lab

Host: Aapti Institute | Center for Digital Commons | IT for Change | The Why Not Lab | Transnational Institute

Investor action on human rights and technology: integrated approach with civil society Community Lab

Host: Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR) | U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

The privatized panopticon: workers’ surveillance in the digital age Community Lab

Host: European Digital Rights (EDRi) | Access Now

The zombie apocalypse of unsupported IoT devices, and what we should do about it Panel

Host: Consumer Reports | Sonos

What governance framework to minimise the environmental footprint of the digital transition Strategy Session

Host: Greens/EFA at the European Parliament

Surveillance capitalism meets extractivism: how ads online are killing the planet and the people Panel

Host: Greens/EFA at the European Parliament

Civil Society Resilience

Shared struggle: civic resilience in the crisis of the Hong Kong National Security Law Community Lab

Host: Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR) | Civil Society Cyber Shield (CSCS) | Economic Democracy Union | Open Culture Foundation

A crucial gap: overcoming limits to official SDG data on attacks against defenders Community Lab

Host: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) | Defending Land and Environmental Defenders Coalition (DD Coalition) | International Land Coalition | World Resources Institute

Digital rights in Central Eastern Europe: building resilient civil society Community Lab

Host: Access Now | Civil Liberties Union for Europe

Organizing in exile Community Lab

Host: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Reshaping resistance and resilience in the Amazon: Indigenous and local peoples strategies to build power in COVID-19 times Community Lab

Host: Hivos | Digital Democracy (DD) | All Eyes on the Amazon Program | Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) | Union of People Affected by Texaco's Petroleum Operations (UDAPT)

Fostering civil society resilience through the Wikimedia projects: strategies of activism and internet decolonization Community Lab

Host: Wikimedia Argentina

Creating engaging campaigns: a holistic methodology to create impactful campaigns Community Lab

Host: Greenpeace International

Global South representation: organizing a movement across time zones Community Lab

Host: Next Billion Network

What’s next for the human rights movement? Panel

Host: Office of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression

Digital civic space after the pandemic: challenges and opportunities for civil society Panel

Host: Office of Denmark's Tech Ambassador, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

From villages to cities: women in Sudan demand gender equality Lightning Talk

Host: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network

Features of digital rights threats in the eastern part of Russia Lightning Talk

Host: International Human Rights Support

Digital intersectional care Lightning Talk

Host: Barracón Digital

Telegram: channels of mobilization and misinformation – lessons from Iran, Russia, Belarus, and Hong Kong Panel

Host: Access Now

Diversity and inclusion beyond youth tokenism Panel

Host: African Queer Youth Initiative | LGBT+ Rights Ghana | Success Capital Organisation

Land as a human right: technology for rights documentation and impact Panel

Host: Cadasta Foundation

Race and technology: a shared vision for a better future Panel

Host: Stanford University | Stanford University, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Tibetan resistance: how a refugee community is leveraging tech to build resistance to a super power Panel

Host: Independent

Data points have feelings too: how we find the stories behind the statistics Panel

Host: Data4Change

Belarus 2020: the incredible story of public-private activism for democratic change Panel

Host: Freedom House

The threat of Big Tech and disinformation to social movements: from racial equality to climate to immigrant and gender rights Panel

Host: Friends of the Earth | MediaJustice

Fighting Tunisia’s social media police Panel

Host: Bloggeurs sans Chaines

Effective tools and tactics to build people power during COVID and beyond: training up our people Panel

Host: Social Movement Technologies | WoMin

Are we in this together? COVID-19 and digital rights in the MENA region Panel

Host: Oxford Internet Institute (OII)

Protecting your gatherings online: digitally-mediated assemblies and international law Panel

Host: European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) | International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)

Storytelling for algorithmic change: how to use strategic communications to meet your policy goals Panel

Host: AI for the People

Enabling the enjoyment of digital rights in Africa Panel

Host: Paradigm Initiative

Risks, rights, and digital health: HIV, TB, and the law Panel

Host: The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Digital Health and Rights Project

Moving forward with providing affordable software to civil society in repressive countries Community Lab

Host: Access Now

So mainstream: new communities and creative approaches for popularizing digital rights advocacy Strategy Session

Host: Internews

Exploring intersectional partnerships between social justice and digital rights communities during the pandemic Strategy Session

Host: The Engine Room

Overcoming barriers to collaboration: how do we create, strengthen and diversify collective action to hold Big Tech accountable? Strategy Session

Host: Digital Action

Integrating technology into advocacy work: a fight for a just world for marginalized groups Strategy Session

Host: Harm Reduction International

Disrupting disinformation: trend facts without working on another social media toolkit again! Tech Demo

Host: Organiz

Silicon democracy or impossible futures? Care protocols for a better internet for all Community Lab

Host: Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU

Protest: your rights according to new international standards Lightning Talk


The anatomy of funding human rights technology Community Lab

Host: Open Tech Fund (OTF)

Gender based violence in our NGOs and advocacy spaces: let’s act! Community Lab

Host: Independent

Technologies for gender diversity: the impact of gender diverse leadership on the design of human rights technologies Panel

Host: Korea Future Initiative

International civil society organizations’ future: is there one? Community Lab

Host: Independent

Harvesting the potential of digital fundraising Panel

Host: European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) | International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)

Building strategies to diversify funds: stories from organizations in the internet freedom community on developing different fundraising strategies Panel

Host: The Tor Project

Creating space to process trauma in human rights organizations and collectives Panel

Host: University of California, Berkeley, Human Rights Center (HRC) | Physicians for Human Rights | New York University, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Center (CHRGJ) | Videre est Credere

Why do organizations and sources still not use secure channels? 11 countries, 9 NGOs in Europe-wide project has some answers Panel

Host: Blueprint for Free Speech | Media Development Centre (Bulgaria) | Oziveni

Diversity of capital: building and nurturing digital rights ecosystems from the funders’ perspective Panel

Host: Luminate

An invitation to brave space: how we live our values in the work we do Strategy Session

Host: Independent

Starting small: designing tailor made interventions for activists’ well-being, sustaining motivation for changemaking Strategy Session

Host: Humans not Robots

Changing civil society structure to further equity Strategy Session

Host: Independent

Building a better normal: youth rising and civil society resilience Community Lab

Host: Accountability Lab | Global Fund for Children | Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Office for UN Affairs | World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM)

Spears and shields: how states weaponize the law to assault online freedom and where to go from here Panel

Host: ARTICLE 19 | International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) | Open Net Korea | ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) | International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) | Digital Rights Foundation

Online collaboration tools: which one is right for you? Panel

Host: Access Now | Association for Progressive Communications (APC) | Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP) | Front Line Defenders | IFEX

Content Governance

Disinformation, deplatforming, and human rights defenders and organizations: developing corrective guidelines for financial services companies Community Lab

Host: 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

Deframing disinformation: why we should include local communities to fight the information crisis Community Lab

Host: Deutsche Welle Akademie

Gender and disinformation: towards a gender-based approach Community Lab

Host: Digital Rights Foundation | EU DisinfoLab

Must-carry? The pros and cons of requiring online services to carry all user speech: discussing litigation strategies and outcomes Community Lab

Host: Electronic Frontier Foundation | Software Freedom Law Center, India (SFLC.in) | Open Net Korea | Panoptykon Foundation

Alternative frameworks for sexual content moderation Community Lab

Host: Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society | Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India

Piloting responses to disinformation and anti-democratic narratives through a microenvironment Community Lab

Host: National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Content policy during COVID-19: an open discussion with Facebook Community Lab

Host: Facebook

One ring to rule them all: centralization and coordination of content moderation Community Lab

Host: Christchurch Call Advisory Network

Introducing the Digital Enquirer Kit! (e-learning resource) Community Lab

Host: Tactical Tech | Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Manipulated media, manipulated realities: confronting shallowfakes and deepfakes in a global context Community Lab


Is disinformation the biggest risk to human rights and democracy? Community Lab

Host: Office of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression

Would you take the case? Community Lab

Host: Facebook Oversight Board

High-profile figures, disintermediation, and responsibilities of online platforms Panel

Host: Forum on Information & Democracy

The rise of online censorship and surveillance in Myanmar Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Online hate, fake news, and the influence industry Lightning Talk

Host: International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)

Censorship in the United States: the changing perspectives of anti-censorship institutions Lightning Talk

Host: The Society Library

Moderation and censorship in a decentralized world – personal, community, corporation, state: what scale? Lightning Talk

Host: La Quadrature du Net

Infocalypse or infotopia? Breaking down the binaries of deepfake technologies Lightning Talk

Host: University of Glasgow

Decoding the “community” in social media community standards Panel

Host: Breakthrough India | Breakthrough Trust

Taking stock of the Oversight Board’s first year Panel

Host: Independent

“I know it when I see it”: the limits of a “coordinated inauthentic behavior” policy in the Global South Panel

Host: Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio)

Content moderation counterfactuals and the right to health Panel

Host: Meedan

Free speech gatekeepers in the Middle East: automation, content moderation, and the power to delete Panel

Host: New America's Open Technology Institute (OTI) | Middle East Institute

Misinformation, disinformation, and the pandemic in MENA Panel

Host: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Out of site, out of mind? How platform regulation can better protect the human rights of non-users Panel

Host: University of California, Irvine, Human Rights and Social Media Initiative, Irvine School of Law

Authenticity infrastructure against mis/disinformation: what’s that, who’s it for, what are the risks and benefits? Panel


Online freedom under attack: weaponizing misinformation, disinformation, and “fake news” for censorship in Southeast Asia Panel

Host: ALTSEAN-Burma | Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) | Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) | Manushya Foundation | PEN Myanmar | Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet)

PortalCheck: Creating new alliances to counter mis/disinformation Panel

Host: UNESCO | CHEQUEADO - LatamChequea

Content moderation under pressure: social media between authoritarian internet governance and human rights responsibilities Panel

Host: Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Content moderation, accountability, and transparency: experiences across the internet stack Panel

Host: Internet Society (ISOC) | TikTok

Code of conduct for social media platforms established by enforcement agencies: a debate on the legislative solution proposed for Brazil Panel

Host: ARTICLE 19 Brazil and South America

Translating human rights into content moderation rules: the role of private companies, international organizations, and civil society Panel

Host: Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión y Acceso a la Información (CELE)

Misinformation as a state strategy: Venezuela and Latin America Panel

Host: EsPaja | ProBox

Aligning content moderation with human rights principles Panel

Host: Facebook Oversight Board

Moving forward: guiding principles on diversity of content online Strategy Session

Host: Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage

Section 230 reform Strategy Session

Host: Access Now | Free Press Unlimited

How we are tracking (and explaining) every change Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube make to their community standards Tech Demo

Host: Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión y Acceso a la Información (CELE) | Linterna Verde

Citizen browser: observing the digital public square in real time Tech Demo

Host: The Markup

“Europe fit for the digital age”: regional regulation, global impact? Panel


Collaborative responses to health information inequities online: bridging the right to health and the right to information Community Lab

Host: Meedan | Maternal Figures

Artists as terrorists? The global threat of anti-terror legislation to artistic freedom Panel

Host: Freemuse

Challenging terrorist and violent extremist use of the internet: lessons learned in GIFCT and Christchurch Call Panel

Host: Mnemonic | Christchurch Call Advisory Network

Silencing the silenced? The impact of takedown legislations on civil liberties and victims of human rights abuses Panel

Host: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Future of Free Speech Project | Justitia

Let’s talk and think strategies to counteract abusive IP content moderation online! Community Lab

Host: Fundación Vía Libre

Legalize file sharing! The case of European citizen initiative “Freedom to Share” Lightning Talk

Host: Freedom to Share

Upload filters for copyright enforcement take over the world! Connecting struggles in the EU, US, and Latin America Panel

Host: Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte | Communia Association for the Public Domain

Copyright: the “double-edged sword” for human rights Panel

Host: ARTICLE 19 | GitHub | Human Rights Watch

Censors hate this one weird trick: whipping up censorship-resistant apps in a jiffy with appmaker Tech Demo

Host: GreatFire

Contemplating content moderation: perspectives from Africa Community Lab

Host: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) | Open Internet for Democracy Initiative | Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) | Monash University | Oxford Internet Institute (OII)

Content moderation on the internet: let’s play “Social Media Against Humanity” Open Spaces

Host: Embajadores de Internet

Data Protection

Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK): our saviour from environmental catastrophe Strategy Session

Host: Open Development Initiative (ODI) | Colegio de Postgraduados

Surveying the harms: algorithmic fairness and demographic data Community Lab

Host: Partnership on AI (PAI)

Data protection legislations for law enforcement: multiregional perspectives for regulating data protection in criminal procedures Community Lab

Host: Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet (LAPIN)

Policy+: repairing our open data infrastructures to support equitable health futures Community Lab

Host: Open Data Charter | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Creating change with 64,000 data points: how can the global data barometer be a platform for better data governance? Community Lab

Host: Data for Development | Global Data Barometer

Human-centric personal data management and sharing in the Global South: the roadmap Community Lab

Host: Afroleadership | MyData Hub Cameroon

Data citizenship: developing citizens data literacies in the age of dis- and misinformation Lightning Talk

Host: Liverpool University | Nuffield Foundation

Digital afterlife in the Global South: emergence of a new colonial era? Lightning Talk

Host: Arizona State University, School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Data and social justice, data, and social protection: the Bolsa Família case Lightning Talk

Host: InternetLab

Colombian COVID apps: what not to do! A non-intrusive analysis and advocacy work from civil society Lightning Talk

Host: Fundación Karisma

Participatory data governance: citizen rights, access, and control over data Lightning Talk

Host: Ada Lovelace Institute

“Who is your biggest competitor?” Between data portability and the social media monopoly Lightning Talk

Host: Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio)

The uncounted: politics of data, visibility and health access Lightning Talk

Host: The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Digital Health and Rights Project

After the pandemic: the age of privacy Lightning Talk

Host: Cisco

The GDPR: a paper tiger? Who will make data protection a reality in the EU? Panel

Host: Access Now

Exposing and challenging the “new normal”: the democratic fightback for our data and digital rights post-COVID Panel

Host: Foxglove | openDemocracy

When states of emergency collide: COVID-19, counter-terrorism, and transnational data flows Panel

Host: AWO Agency | Office of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

“Direct access”: definitions, demands, and data Panel

Host: Global Network Initiative (GNI)

Data protection in the MENA region: lessons learned from GDPR and how it might be adapted Panel

Host: 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

Whose data is it anyway? Challenges and opportunities for gender inclusive digital rights in Africa Panel

Host: Oxford Internet Institute (OII) | Computational Propaganda Project

We are the map Panel

Host: The Firelight Group | Mapbox

Track my period..not my data! Making femtech accountable Strategy Session

Host: IT for Change | Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)

Children and adolescent privacy and data protection rights: we do it together! Strategy Session

Host: JAAKLAC initiative

Open data and human rights for women and persons with disabilities Strategy Session

Host: Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) | Digital Literacy Initiative (DLI)

Open data is dead! Tech Demo

Host: Dataful

Where do we say no? Proposing peremptory norms for technology Lightning Talk

Host: Tilburg University, Global Data Justice Project

Green and open recovery: how open data can help make COVID-19 recovery more sustainable? Strategy Session

Host: Open Data Charter

Building Afrofeminist data futures Community Lab

Host: Pollicy

Blood, fire, or oil: how should we think about data? Strategy Session

Host: Future Narratives Lab

Digital colonialism? Re-thinking metaphors and practices in a context of cyber power Community Lab

Host: University of Duisburg-Essen, Centre for Global Cooperation Research | Universidad de San Andrés, Centro de Tecnologia y Sociedad (CETyS)

Giving people control and consent over their wearable data shouldn’t be like climbing Mt. Everest Community Lab

Host: IEEE Standards Association

The rising of techno authoritarianism: when the use and employment of technology is used to violate rights Panel

Host: Data Privacy Brasil Research Association

Robocop is here: new horizons in ICE, policing, and tech surveillance Strategy Session

Host: Grassroots Leadership | Just Futures Law | Mijente

Data against feminicide Community Lab

Host: Latin American Open Data Initative (ILDA) | Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) | UNIDAS Women's Network

Data protection from the inside: value-based data practices for civil society Community Lab

Host: Tactical Tech | The Engine Room

Digital Security for Communities

Thinking about safeguards for the information security community: criminalization of infosec in Latin America – case studies Strategy Session

Host: Fundación Vía Libre

Queer protests: digital and physical protests with a digital focus Lightning Talk

Host: IPANDETEC | Fundación Iguales

We keep us safe: an Indigenized guide to reproductive justice and cyber safety Community Lab

Host: Indigenous Women Rising

Localization Lab glossary jam: localizing technical terminology for end users Community Lab

Host: Localization Lab

Ending the war: moving from an adversarial to a solidarity based digital security approach Community Lab

Host: Fundación Karisma | Information Ecology

Online digital safety audit, response, and training in the time of COVID Community Lab

Host: SecDev Foundation

Digital Wellness Check: a human-centered design approach to digital security Community Lab

Host: Center for Digital Resilience

Post-training mess: when digital security trainings do more harm than good Lightning Talk

Host: Digital Security Lab Ukraine

Counting on the cloud? Designing secure storage solutions that human rights defenders will use and trust Lightning Talk

Host: Least Authority

Cyber security awareness training 2.0: a continuous micro-learning approach Lightning Talk

Host: Volunteer Activists

How to make digital security more fun? With the EmPower Ranger! Lightning Talk

Host: RedesAyuda

Digital security: perspective from margins Panel

Host: Body & Data

How to stay safe online in a weak cybersecurity and privacy environment: examples from Lebanon Panel

Host: Social Media Exchange (SMEX)

How to respond to advanced digital threats against civil society? A panel hosted by the computer incident response network CiviCERT Panel

Host: Access Now | Internews | Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP) | Front Line Defenders | Fundación Karisma | Mnemonic | Greenhost | Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) | TibCERT

Recording digital security incidents as a practice to mitigate risks faced by human rights defenders in Latin America Panel

Host: Sursiendo

Co-designing digital security resources in Indigenous languages Panel

Host: Internews | Rising Voices Global Voices

Human rights abuses on the internet in restricted civic spaces Panel

Host: CIVICUS | Dutch Embassy in Costa Rica

Building a security practitioner’s toolkit for social revolts Strategy Session

Host: The Engine Room

How to learn about digital security remotely during pandemic with courses that fit your context? The case of Central America Tech Demo

Host: Free Press Unlimited | Greenhost | The Totem Project

The use of games and gamification in digital security education for African women Tech Demo

Host: Pollicy

Identifying and reporting phishing with phishDetect Tech Demo

Host: Amnesty International

CybResilio: putting individuals in the driving seat towards their cyber resilience Tech Demo

Host: United Nations University (UNU), Institute in Macau

Building a digital safety portal for the MENA region Tech Demo

Host: Jordan Open Source Association

Introducing the new SAFETAG interface! Tech Demo

Host: Internews

How to model threats using user personas, organizational archetypes, and adversary archetypes Community Lab

Host: Internews

Support, help, care, and resistance: what we pandemic has taught us Panel

Host: Vita-Activa.org

Digital security and data privacy to tackle OGBV and safeguard women’s and children’s rights online in Uganda Strategy Session

Host: Digital Human Rights Lab | Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)

Reflecting on experiences of psychosocial care and comprehensive security in Central America Panel

Host: Fundación Acceso

Freedom of the Media

Rebalancing the internet economy: a closer look at Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code Panel

Host: Digital Rights Watch

Pandemic, policy, and the press: balancing public health interventions and freedom of expression Strategy Session

Host: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) | Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF), TrustLaw

The intersection of data, tech, and journalism: augmenting artificial intelligence and machine learning with cross-border investigations Lightning Talk

Host: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

What we’ve learned in four years of documenting attacks on the US press Lightning Talk

Host: Freedom of the Press Foundation | U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

Safety of female journalists online: 40 proposed actions for 10 key actors Lightning Talk

Host: OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

What is the importance of Adivasi Awaaz? Lightning Talk

Host: Adivasi Lives Matter

The new real estate moguls: using open source data to track organized crime’s infiltration into the legal economy Lightning Talk

Host: Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

The power of fact-checkers Lightning Talk

Host: Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)

Media viability and press freedom: towards actionable policy recommendations to support news media viability in East Africa Panel

Host: Deutsche Welle Akademie | Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications

The challenges of authoritarianism: keeping investigative journalism alive Panel

Host: Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)

Freedom of media in the times of corporatisation Panel

Host: Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF)

Investigations in the Arab world: new challenges and emerging trends Panel

Host: Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)

Cover digital rights beyond Silicon Valley Panel

Host: Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF)

Women journalists and the double bind: the link between online harassment and self-censorship Panel

Host: Media Matters for Democracy

Walking the woke talk: the business of diversity in media Panel

Host: Chambal Media

Autocratic copycats? Russia and Turkey stifle social media Panel

Host: Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) | Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF)

COLAB MEDIOS Project’s transatlantic independent media exchange: lessons learned from a pioneer network between Central America and Eastern Europe Panel

Host: Free Press Unlimited

Improving the relationship between whistleblowers and the media Panel

Host: Alley | The Signals Network

Banned from in-country reporting? Bring the audience into the newsroom Strategy Session

Host: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Journalists in the meme arena Strategy Session

Host: Meedan | El Surti | Sembramedia

How can we help the good guys? Disinformation on some and the plight of delivering good journalism Strategy Session

Host: International Media Support (IMS)

Everyone is a journalist Strategy Session

Host: mySociety

Tracking forced migration in global media: evaluating narrative frames with media cloud Tech Demo

Host: Columbia University, Digital Scholarship

Got a leak? Analyze millions of documents efficiently and securely with ICIJ’s free, open-source datashare software Tech Demo

Host: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

Press freedom in hindsight: understanding the long term impact of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on press freedom Panel

Host: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Media censorship in times of #MeToo Lightning Talk

Host: Volcánicas Magazine

Offering whistleblowers a secure channel: fighting for freedom of speech with technology Tech Demo

Host: Tutanota

Understanding Hong Kong’s political atmosphere post-National Security Law Lightning Talk

Host: Human Rights Foundation (HRF)

Futures, Fictions, and Frontiers

Tech that tracks your emotions: exploring the capabilities, boundaries, and risks in the growing world of affective tech Panel

Host: BSR

Demystifying AI: comics as a vehicle for public education Community Lab

Host: New York University, Center for Responsible AI (R/AI)

Reset rewind: building agency toward the future by looking at the present as if it were the past Community Lab

Host: Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet (LAPIN) | Youth SIG (Youth Observatory), ISOC

Beyond censorship: digital artivism in the LGBTI community Community Lab

Host: Freemuse

1Up! Video game policy: tools to level up your activism Community Lab

Host: Internews | Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Activism at the intersection of art, society and the spirit: a unique way of connecting change-makers with decision-makers Panel

Host: International Human Rights Art Festival

Pop up tech: CyborgFeminista – art and digital rights in Latin America Lightning Talk


Power to the people – using radio storytelling to advance privacy: results from an experiment in South Asia Lightning Talk

Host: Omidyar Network

Speculative design in government: practical applications of futurism in service design Lightning Talk

Host: Code for Canada | Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Art and documentation for empowering minority voices Strategy Session

Host: Informal Platform of Women of Caucasus (WSolidarity), Russia | Network of OHCHR Former Minority Fellows | Spotlight Team International Art (STIA) | Zariya: Women's Alliance for Dignity and Equality

Securing inclusive next frontier technologies that connect the remaining billions Panel

Host: Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)

Playful primer for a brave new world: how XR and play can promote children’s digital rights Community Lab

Host: Dodo Laboratory

XR for everyone: questions, challenges, and solutions in support of accessible XR Panel

Host: Future of Privacy Forum

Immersive inclusion: using the power of AR/VR for good in DEI Panel

Host: Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

As AR/VR becomes a reality, it needs a human rights framework Strategy Session

Host: ARTICLE 19 | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Mixnets for anonymous communication on quantum networks: near-future promise and peril in Colombia Strategy Session

Host: Center for Quantum Networks

Artficial intelligence: ethics and aesthetics of computer creativity and intellectual property Panel

Host: Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society | AI Impact Alliance

Choose your own (ad)venture! A strategy session on how digital violence affects queer people, and our strategies of resistance Open Spaces

Host: Point of View

Can you explain how the internet really works? Open Spaces

Host: Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

Look into the Glass Room misinformation edition! An art exhibition by Tactical Tech Open Spaces

Host: Tactical Tech

Collapse is here, the internet is dead: what would you save? Open Spaces

Host: Independent

Gaza in color: a workshop with Gaza artists! Open Spaces

Host: Rebuilding Alliance | Shababik Windows for Contemporary Art

Tell me a story about the future: a fiction workshop to imagine the tech in our lives Open Spaces

Host: Derechos Digitales

Governance and Elections

Forging a global norm for governments to do human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) when they regulate or use digital technologies Community Lab

Host: Microsoft

Identifying barriers and solutions to sustaining and scaling local innovations Community Lab

Host: International Republican Institute (IRI)

The faith of EOM’s reports? How can we improve future elections through the use of past electoral observation recommendations? Community Lab

Host: International Republican Institute (IRI)

The role of government institutions protecting and defending digital rights Community Lab

Host: ARTICLE 19 Mexico and Central America | SocialTIC | Mexico City's Human Rights and Journalist Protection Mechanism

We the Peoples: on the road towards a United Nations World Citizens’ Initiative Lightning Talk

Host: Democracy International | Democracy Without Borders

Digital voter suppression and its future impact on elections Lightning Talk

Host: Stop Online Violence Against Women

Elections and dark PR in Sub-Saharan Africa Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Solving the gatekeeper problem: how to democratize access to run for office in the US Lightning Talk

Host: NationBuilder | RunForOffice.org

The charter of human rights and principles for the internet at 10: fostering synergies to better promote human rights online Lightning Talk

Host: Internet Rights and Principles Coalition

Blending high and low tech approaches for citizen participation from rural and Indigenous communities Panel

Host: International Republican Institute (IRI)

Is America back? Scoring Biden’s tech and human rights agenda in year one Panel

Host: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace | Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator

Digital meets election: Myanmar’s tested model of digital risk mitigation Panel

Host: Myanmar Tech Accountability Network (MTAN)

Digital rights and Iran’s 2021 presidential election: what’s next? Panel

Host: Filterwatch

Putting human rights at the heart of development cooperation: digitalization in Sub-Saharan Africa Panel

Host: Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

Vote of online confidence Panel

Host: Independent

Elections in the digital age: internet freedom, impacts of social media, and where we go from here Panel

Host: Freedom House

Connected to combat misinformation and fake news during the elections: Ecuador case Panel

Host: Usuarios Digitales

Fighting together: comprehensive strategies and democractic tools to combat disinfo Panel

Host: National Democratic Institute (NDI) | International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

The use of personal voters’ data in elections in Eastern Europe Panel

Host: Independent

Spotlight on digital authoritarianism Panel

Host: Concordia University, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

Ballots, bots, and BS: how to restore trust in American elections Panel

Host: Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

The digital with purpose movement: using technology to drive positive, measurable impact for rights and sustainability Panel

Host: Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Human rights due diligence at the UN and beyond: the way forward Strategy Session

Host: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Bridging the data protection gap in elections: global tools to data-driven campaigns Strategy Session

Host: InternetLab | Privacy International

Out-of-date: modernizing UN аdvocacy by empowering underrepresented voices Strategy Session

Host: Small Media Foundation

Back to the 90s: how misinformation may lead Brazil back to paper ballots in 2022 Strategy Session

Host: Instituto Liberdade Digital

Transparent representation: an open-source ecosystem for political accountability Tech Demo

Host: Independent

Project lockdown: keeping your rights unlocked Tech Demo

Host: The IO Foundation

Political campaigns amid the pandemic: increasing transparency in social media Tech Demo

Host: Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC)

Digital constitutionalism database: mapping attempts to setting rights for the digital age Tech Demo

Host: Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) | Working Group on Digital Constitutionalism

Building a rights-respecting model of digital sovereignty Panel

Host: PEN America | Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Center for Technology and Society (CTS) | Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), São Paulo Law School (DIREITO SP)

The role of digital citizenship in building a safe and inclusive Internet Strategy Session

Host: Centre for Multilateral Affairs (CfMA) | Facebook

Come play Democracy Dixit! Help us dream up a better world and the path to getting there Open Spaces

Host: International Republican Institute (IRI) | National Democratic Institute (NDI) | Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

Human Rights-Centered Design

Designing for language accessibility: making usable technologies for non-left to right languages Community Lab

Host: Electronic Frontier Foundation | Localization Lab | Jordan Open Source Association | Social Media Exchange (SMEX)

Launching the Co/Act toolkit: a DIY approach to develop your next digital product, service, or campaign Community Lab

Host: National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Making voices heard: rights-based design of voice interfaces Community Lab

Host: Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India

Smash the borders, build bridges: synthesizing strategies to center human rights in digital rights tech development Community Lab

Host: EngageMedia

Strategic foresight: seeing programmers as frontline human and digital rights workers and civil society engagement with technical standards development Community Lab

Host: The IO Foundation | Human First Tech

Earth Defenders toolkit: an open-source collection of tools and training materials for frontline communities to defend their rights Community Lab

Host: Digital Democracy (DD)

There’s no word for that: design, translation, and natural language processing Lightning Talk

Host: Access Now

The Turing Way: building a collaborative guide to ethical data science Lightning Talk

Host: Alan Turing Institute

Defining the defaults Lightning Talk

Host: GitLab

Nothing about us without us: introduction to accessible design Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Safety by design: protecting and empowering citizens by integrating safety and inclusivity into business models and investments Lightning Talk

Host: Australia eSafety Commissioner

When social media hurts: an approach to seizure-generating content Lightning Talk

Host: DALAT | Espacio Epilepsia

In defense of non-experts and lived experiences Lightning Talk

Host: Women in AI Ethics

How to combat dark patterns and advancing human rights through design Panel

Host: Access Now | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Convocation Design + Research

Design from the margins Panel

Host: ARTICLE 19 | Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Building a responsible innovation practice: building from the ground up Panel

Host: Facebook | Article One Advisors

People-centered care: exploring human rights integration in digital health product and service design Strategy Session

Host: Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) | STOPAIDS

User insights without user surveillance: the clean insights approach to privacy-respecting analytics Strategy Session

Host: Internews | Okthanks

Design best practices: creating standards that center security and marginalized voices Strategy Session

Host: Independent

Illustrating issues: visual strategies for communicating problems and tool-making Strategy Session

Host: Independent

Build better: rethinking gender-responsive tech design Strategy Session

Host: The Engine Room | IT for Change | A+Alliance

Digital inclusion for developing countries Strategy Session

Host: Studio Analogous | Digital Ecosystems for Development (India)

Interrelated, indivisible, and interdependent: designing for children’s rights online Community Lab

Host: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The potential of new technologists, not just new technologies: democratizing design in humanitarian contexts during the COVID-19 pandemic Strategy Session

Host: International Development Innovation Network (IDIN)

ICT accessibility: thinking digital environments in terms of accessibility Community Lab

Host: Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) | El Rinconcito Inclusivo

From accessibility to inclusion: interdisciplinary design Panel

Host: Independent | Internews | Accessibility Lab

Internet Shutdowns and Disruptions

The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom: launch of the report on internet shutdowns and access bans Panel

Host: International Bar Associations Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)

Prepare, prevent, resist: a guide for internet shutdown advocacy strategy and resilience Community Lab

Host: Internews

Digital apartheid and human rights violations Community Lab

Host: Digital Rights Kashmir

Navigating internet disruptions: a guide to VPN Lightning Talk

Host: Open Tech Fund (OTF) | TunnelBear

When the facts go offline: information blackouts during internet shutdowns Panel

Host: Access Now | Meedan

Amplifying the human impact of internet shutdowns: why it matters Panel

Host: Access Now | Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)

Ending internet shutdowns during peaceful protests: the path forward Panel

Host: Office of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

Confronting threats from all sides: building the anti-censorship ecosystem Panel

Host: Internews | Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) | Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) | Guardian Project

How we learn from internet shutdowns: monitoring and response Panel

Host: Human Constanta

The impact of strategic litigation on internet shutdowns Strategy Session

Host: Access Now | Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF)

Who are the perpetrators of internet shutdowns: what we documented in 2020 and beyond Strategy Session

Host: Access Now

Measuring internet disruptions during elections (and other political events) Strategy Session

Host: Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) | University of California, San Diego, Centre for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA)

Voicing the shutdowns Strategy Session

Host: Software Freedom Law Center, India (SFLC.in)

Internet society measurements platform: a curated resource on internet shutdowns and enabling technologies Tech Demo

Host: Internet Society (ISOC)

Understanding internet censorship data through OONI Explorer Tech Demo

Host: Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)

Weaponizing censorship infrastructure Lightning Talk

Host: University of Maryland

Myanmar’s post-coup internet: citizens responding to crisis Panel

Host: The SecDev Foundation

Online Hate and Violence

A public health approach to the CSAM problem: looking beyond internet platform regulation Community Lab

Host: Prostasia Foundation

Using human-centered design thinking to tackle online gender-based violence Panel

Host: World Wide Web Foundation

Reimagining reporting harm on social media platforms Community Lab

Host: Meedan | PEN America

Feminist solutions to online violence: legal and policy reform, community responses, care and resistance, and other models Community Lab

Host: Association for Progressive Communications (APC) | Feminist Internet Research Network

Survivor-centric design for tackling technology-facilitated gender violence: test our new model! Community Lab

Host: Chayn | End Cyber Abuse

“But we’re on the same side!”: How tools to fight extremism can harm counterspeech Community Lab

Host: Independent

Report post: online gender-based violence during the pandemic in Central America Community Lab

Host: IPANDETEC | Centro Latam Digital

Girls and women at the crossroads of freedom of expression: participation, development and the digital divide Community Lab

Host: Office of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression

Moderate locally, impact globally: the security risks of anti-Roma hate speech and incitement to hatred online Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Who owns this body? A South and youth perspective on non-consensual dissemination of intimate images Lightning Talk

Host: Federal University of Parana (UFPR), Study Group on Copyright and Industrial Rights (GEDAI)

Beyond blocking and reporting: how can empathy and bystander intervention create a safer online space Lightning Talk

Host: Breakthrough India

Deadly omissions: why your threat modelling needs to include survivors of gender-based violence Panel

Host: Oxford Internet Institute (OII) | Chayn | Sexual Violence Law Center | University of Washington

Human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and the internet: interventions from Vietnam and Thailand Panel

Host: SecDev Foundation

Are girls free to be online? When social media giants listen to girls themselves Panel

Host: Plan International

Harassment of Indigenous rights activists: the digital front Panel

Host: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact | International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

The GLAAD LGBTQ social media safety index: a call for platform responsibility Panel


The impact of online hate speech on the queer community in the MENA region Panel

Host: Mawjoudin Initiative for Equality

When thousands respond to online hatred – in organized groups Panel

Host: Dangerous Speech Project

Leveraging social work and health practices to combat violent extremism online Panel

Host: Government of Canada, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence | Government of Canada, Public Safety Canada

[email protected]: an East African network fights online violence against women Panel

Host: Deutsche Welle Akademie

Gender-based violence in Latin America: from the streets to the internet Panel

Host: Fundación Avina

Shaping digital spaces: technology solutions to keep children and young people safe online Panel

Host: Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

Supporting a safer internet: global survey of gender-based violence online Panel

Host: Centre for International Governance Innovation

The way you see your wor(l)ds: fighting against gender-based violence online Strategy Session

Host: Youth SIG (Youth Observatory), ISOC | Youth Coalition on Internet Governance (YCIG) | Queer in AI

Feminist communications strategy design rooted on five cases of gender-based violence online Strategy Session

Host: Hiperderecho

Reflections on digital gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19 Strategy Session

Host: Point of View

Are there universal trends in hate speech? Examining online hate speech as a global phenomenon Tech Demo

Host: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

A citizen linguist lab to detect hate speech: evaluating online harms and digital rights violations Strategy Session

Host: The Sentinel Project

Peace, Conflict, and Justice

An independent mechanism for investigators and researchers to access social media content related to serious crimes Community Lab

Host: Human Rights Watch | Mnemonic

“Hey you, stop filming!”: defending smartphone witnessing and the right to record globally – what do we need to do? Community Lab


Litigating COVID-19: contact tracing apps, immunity passports, disinformation, and more Panel

Host: Access Now

Seek Initiative: empowering citizen investigators Community Lab

Host: Tactical Tech | Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) | Correctiv | Dig Lab Foundation

Online investigation planning: assessing the digital landscape Panel

Host: University of California, Berkeley, Human Rights Center (HRC)

Why women’s prisons in Sudan are overpopulated? Lightning Talk

Host: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network | United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sudan (OHCHR Sudan) | People's Legal Aid Centre (PLACE)

Police, law enforcement, and data protection: regulating investigations for the procedural justice and as a fundamental human rights of citizens Lightning Talk

Host: Data Privacy Brasil Research Association

Not always rosy: promise and perils of digital rights litigation in the Global South Panel

Host: Omidyar Network | Digital Rights Lawyers Initiative (DRLI)

Creating change remotely: the power of diaspora activists Panel

Host: Syrians for Truth and Justice | The Advocates for Human Rights

Investigating the crisis in Xinjiang Panel

Host: Independent

Police misconduct: from data to accountability Panel

Host: Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG)

Syria: the most documented conflict in history and how tech is pursuing justice Panel

Host: Human Rights Foundation (HRF) | The Syria Campaign (TSC)

Tackling the information gap: how frontline agencies use technology to build the evidence base on human trafficking and modern slavery Panel

Host: International Organization for Migration (IOM) | The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Citizen-led investigations, community-based governance, and effective dialogue with international mechanisms: challenges of evidence collection when state-based investigations are inadequate Panel

Host: Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA)

The anatomy of a visual investigation: innovation in human rights and investigative reporting Panel

Host: Independent

Decolonizing journocoding and open source investigation: how to build an open yet safe, nourished but fresh investigation community in Latin America Strategy Session

Host: Codeando México | Data Crítica

JusticeAI: an AI-enabled digital platform to sort and analyze evidence of human rights abuses and war crimes Tech Demo

Host: Benetech

Bayanat: an open-source data management solution for human rights documentation Tech Demo

Host: Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC)

Uwazi: where we’re at and where we’re headed Tech Demo


Ending impunity through an app? Using innovative and award-winning technology to bring perpetrators of grave crimes to justice Tech Demo

Host: eyeWitness to Atrocities

Save by OpenArchive, a participatory demo for journalists and newsrooms: share, archive, verify, encrypt – secure preservation for evidentiary media Tech Demo

Host: OpenArchive

Hard truths and tangled threads: the agony and ecstasy of the global apparel business Lightning Talk

Host: Transparentem

The role of MENA fact-checking platforms in curbing online hate speech and violence in conflict zones Panel

Host: Kashef | Verify Syria

Technological testing grounds: migration management experiments, visual representation, and reflections from the ground up Community Lab

Host: Migration and Technology Monitor

Stakeholders partnership for peaceful communities Community Lab

Host: Denis Miki Foundation | Coalition Peace | Young Peace Builders

Centering the migrant rights movement: fostering collaboration between experts and frontline activists Panel

Host: Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Social media as a digital conflict driver: what to learn and ways to intervene Panel

Host: Build Up

The internet powered Sudan’s revolution, but can it bring about transitional justice? Lessons from Sudan Panel

Host: Gisa Group | Sudanese Archive | Syrian Archive

Internet freedoms in times of conflict: balancing human rights and national security in Ukraine and Armenia Panel

Host: Digital Security Lab Ukraine

Mediating the digital age – integrating social media into peace agreements Strategy Session

Host: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Female, male, divers? Battling in courts across Europe for the recognition of third gender options Panel

Host: Oxford Internet Institute (OII) | Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte | The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA World)

The role of social media in peace processes Panel

Host: Mediation Support Unit, UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

Privacy and Surveillance

What comes after digital identity? Digital public goods and data infrastructures Community Lab

Host: Rethink Aadhaar

Normalizing surveillance to promote public health: the rise of contact tracing apps Panel

Host: Surveillance Technology Oversight Project ("S.T.O.P.")

Exporting digital threats to democracy: regulating tech platforms abroad and its impact in Africa Panel

Host: Lawyers Hub Kenya

Giving people security and anonymity: Ricochet Refresh and the Tor ecosystem – how can we help? Tech Demo

Host: Ricochet Refresh Project

The oceans and maritime space as the new frontier to defend human rights in the expansion of counter-terrorism domains Panel

Host: Office of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism | Privacy International

Made abroad, deployed at home: holding companies accountable for the sale of mass surveillance technologies in Latin America Community Lab

Host: Access Now | Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet (LAPIN) | Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) | La Libre

(De)facing surveillance: mapping the chilling effect Community Lab

Host: Amnesty International

How to work with a broken tool: opportunities and challenges for civil society under the new EU surveillance export regulation Community Lab

Host: CAUSE (Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports)

Every breath you take…they’ll be watching: unpacking a rights-based discourse of privacy in Asia Community Lab

Host: Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

Surveilling protest: how do we protect the right to peaceful assembly and association in the age of mass surveillance? Community Lab

Host: Access Now

Litigating the unlawful use of surveillance technologies and unfair discrimination in Africa Lightning Talk

Host: ALT Advisory | Global Human Rights Clinic

Invading refugees’ phones: digital forms of migration control and human rights litigation in Germany Lightning Talk

Host: Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte

e-Proctoring: encouraging education or normalizing surveillance? A Latin American perspective Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Socio-technical, digital transitions in smart cities: the role of surveillance in creating safe cities for women Lightning Talk

Host: Tandem Research

“Who watches the watchers?”: findings from the UK Citizens’ Biometrics Council Lightning Talk

Host: Ada Lovelace Institute

Technopolice: tools to fight surveillance cities for everyone Lightning Talk

Host: La Quadrature du Net

An almost normal life in COVID-19: real-name policy and electronic surveillance Lightning Talk

Host: Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR)

Sunlight in state-tech: just how much do we know about government procurement of digital ID and AI in Africa? Panel

Host: Omidyar Network | Africa Freedom of Information Centre

Digital ID: what is it good for? Lessons from our research on Uganda’s identification system and access to social rights Panel

Host: Unwanted Witness | New York University, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Center (CHRGJ), Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project

Flight BAN-1984 is ready for take-off: join the global movement to ban facial recognition surveillance! Panel

Host: European Digital Rights (EDRi)

Student privacy through a lens of community engagement Panel

Host: Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

Balancing privacy and public health in digital contact tracing in the APAC region Panel

Host: Open Net Korea

Biometric wall: the use and abuse of surveillance technology in the Central and Northern American migration context Panel

Host: Derechos Digitales | R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales

Surveillance tech and COVID-19: one year on, how effective have these tools been? Panel

Host: International Network of Civil Liberties Organisations (INCLO)

COVID-19 apps: the good, the bad, and the ugly Panel

Host: Freedom House | Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) | RosKomSvoboda

Preserving human rights and saving lives: the opportunities and challenges of digital technologies in the South Korean response to COVID-19 Panel

Host: Human Asia | Korea University, International Human Rights Center

COVID-19 observatory: the good, the ugly, and the challenges around using technologies to control the pandemic in Latin America Panel

Host: Al Sur

COVID-19 pandemic and data protection in East Africa: striking the right balance between public health and protecting fundamental rights Panel

Host: Independent

Protecting human rights defenders and activists: coalition to ban dual use cybersecurity technology in repressive governments Strategy Session

Host: Access Now | Gulf Centre for Human Rights

Facial recognition and the private sector: strategies to protect civil and consumer rights Strategy Session

Host: Brazilian Institute for Consumer Protection (IDEC)

Surveillance pandemic: deployment of COVID monitoring solutions in Latin America Strategy Session

Host: Coalizão Direitos na Rede

The battle against facial recognition in Latin America: how’s it going? Strategy Session

Host: Derechos Digitales | R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales

Biometric panacea? Resisting immunity surveillance in digital identification Strategy Session

Host: University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Beyond watching the watchers: government misuse of surveillance technology and how to stop it through multistakeholder collaboration Strategy Session

Host: U.S. Department of State

The high cost of free: what websites know about you, and what you can do about it Tech Demo

Host: The Markup

Indigenous surveillance: how digital technologies are used to surveil Indigenous communities and land defenders in the Americas Tech Demo

Host: Independent

Solitude: a privacy analysis tool Tech Demo

Host: NCC Group

Urban futures: collective action towards humane digital cities Community Lab

Host: Hivos | Experimentalista | Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society | The Edgelands Institute

States in Cyberspace

Cybernorms: do they hold up IRL (in real-life)? Community Lab

Host: Association for Progressive Communications (APC) | Research ICT Africa | Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India | Global Partners Digital (GPD)

The common trends in undermining strong encryption across the world: how can civil society organizations fight back? Community Lab

Host: Software Freedom Law Center, India (SFLC.in)

Channel your inner cyberpunk to help us end cyberattacks on infrastructure Community Lab

Host: Digital Peace Now

How to protect civil society under heavy state-sponsored cyber attacks during the war: experience of Armenia Lightning Talk

Host: CyberHUB-AM

Routing security as a cyber norm Lightning Talk

Host: Internet Society (ISOC)

Fighting the new online cyber crimes against humanity Panel

Host: Independent

Playing by the rules: how to rein in nation-state cyber activity Panel

Host: Cybersecurity Tech Accord

United front: multistakeholder deterrence in cyberspace Panel

Host: Microsoft

Countering the crackdown on digital space in the MENA region through strategic litigation Strategy Session

Host: Access Now | MENA Rights Group

What is past is prologue: safeguarding rights in international efforts to fight cybercrime Strategy Session

Host: Electronic Frontier Foundation | Human Rights Watch