RightsCon Southeast Asia
Salamat! Thank you to all who attended RightsCon Southeast Asia in Manila! To revisit the program, which includes content and participant details of each session, click here. You can also download a pdf. More importantly, don’t forget to check out the Outcomes Report, which details the continuing work of the conference.

More than 650 people attended RightsCon Southeaset from over 40 countries from around the world. The program was jam-packed agenda had around 125 discreet workshops, lightning talks, demos, panels and more, and represented the joint contributions of over 300 institutions and 250 individual speakers. Check out the highlights below!

HIGHLIGHTS

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SPEAKERS

Charles Mok

Charles Mok

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Legislative Council, Hong Kong

Bishakha Datta

Bishakha Datta

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Executive Director, Point of View; Board Member, Wikimedia Foundation

Kilnam Chon

Kilnam Chon

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EO Networking, Inc, Internet Hall of Fame Global Connector

Gayathry Venkiteswaran

Gayathry Venkiteswaran

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Executive Director, Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)

Khailee Ng

Khailee Ng

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Managing Partner, 500 Startups. Founder, SAYS.com

David Kaye

David Kaye

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Special Rapporteur for the United Nations Human Rights Council

Rajnesh Singh

Rajnesh Singh

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Regional Bureau Director Asia Pacific, ISOC

Dan Bross

Dan Bross

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Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft

Professor Park Kyung-sin

Prof. Park Kyung-sin

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Founding Director, Open Net, Professor, Korea University Law School

Nicole Karlebach

Nicole Karlebach

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Yahoo, Senior Legal Counsel, Business and Human Rights

May-Ann Lim

May-Ann Lim

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Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association, Managing Director, TRPC Pte Ltd, & Convenor, Young Leaders’ Programme Singapore (YLP SG)

Rebecca MacKinnon

Rebecca MacKinnon

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Director of Ranking Digital Rights Project, New America Foundation

Morgan Marquis-Boir

Morgan Marquis-Boire

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Director of Security for First Look Media

Arthit Suriyawongkul

Arthit Suriyawongkul

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Co-founder of Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture and a coordinator for Thai Netizen Network (TNN)

Dr. Jia-Rong Low

Jia-Rong Low

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Head of Strategies and Asia Initiatives for Asia Pacific, ICANN

Bertrand de La Chapelle

Bertrand de La Chapelle

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Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Project

Libby Liu

Libby Liu

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President, Radio Free Asia

Chris Riley

Chris Riley

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Head of Public Policy, Mozilla

Donny B.U.

Donny B.U.

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Co-Foundation, ICT Watch

Jacob Applebaum

Jacob Appelbaum

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Independent Computer Security Researcher & Core Member of Tor Project

Htaike Htaike Aung

Htaike Htaike Aung

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Co-Founder; Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO)

Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman

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Founder GNU Project and Free Software Foundation

Pranesh Prakash

Pranesh Prakash

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Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society India, Brown University

Andrew McLaughlin

Andrew McLaughlin

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CEO, Digg

Christina DiPasquale

Christina DiPasquale

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Associate Vice President, Media Relations, FitzGibbon Media

Gbenga Sesan

Gbenga Sesan

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Executive Director, Paradigm Iniitiative

Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad

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Executive Director, Digital Rights Pakistan

Dunstan Allison-Hope

Dunstan Allison-Hope

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Managing Director, Advisory Services, BSR

Jennifer Zhang

Jennifer Zhang

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Project Manager, Hong Kong Transparency Report, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong

Komala Ramachandra

Komala Ramachandra

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South Asia Director, Accountability Counsel

Angelina Huynh

Angelina Huynh

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Advocacy Director, Viet Tan

Tarek Shalaby

Tarek Shalaby

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ThePlanet

Dr. Agnes Callamard

Dr. Agnes Callamard

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Director of the Global Freedom Expression Project at Columbia University

Alexa Koenig

Alexa Koenig

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Executive Director, Human Rights Center, University of California Berkeley School of Law

Miguel Morachimo

Miguel Morachimo

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Director, Hiperderecho

Andrew Puddephatt

Andrew Puddephatt

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Executive Director, Global Partners

Edmon Chung

Edmon Chung

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CEO, DotAsia.org

Danny O'Brien

Danny O'Brien

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International Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Chat Garcia Ramilo

Chat Garcia Ramilo

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Deputy Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communicaitons (APC)

Tonyo Cruz

Tonyo Cruz

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Blogger, Advocate and Strategist

Dan Meredith

Dan Meredith

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Principal Director, Open Technology Fund, Radio Free Asia

Gabey Goh

Gabey Goh

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Editor, Digital News Asia

Renata Avila

Renata Avila

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Renata Avila, Global Campaigns Manager, Web We Want

J. Bob Alotta

J. Bob Alotta

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Executive Director, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Roger Dingledine

Roger Dingledine

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Director, Tor Project

Cynthia Wong

Cynthia Wong

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Senior Researcher on Internet & Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

Naomi Fontanos

Naomi Fontanos

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Executive Director, Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA) Filipinas

Khairil Yusof

Khairil Yusof

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Co-founder, Sinar Project

Sucharita Varanasi

Sucharita Varanasi

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Senior Program Officer, Physicians for Human Rights

Patty Curan

Patricia Curran

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Head of Business Sustainability, Telenor Myanmar

Richa Kaul Padte

Richa Kaul Padte

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Activist

Duy Hoang

Duy Hoang

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Spokesperson for Viet Tan

Judy Taing

Judy Taing

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Senior Programme Officer, Article 19

Celina Agaton

Celina Agaton

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Managing Director, Cross Sector Mapping

Professor Pirongrong Ramosoota

Prof. Pirongrong Ramasoota

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Head of the Department of Journalism and Information, at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University

Jeremy Prepscius

Jeremy Prepscius

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Vice President, Asia-Pacific, BSR

Gil Francis Arevalo

Gil Francis Arevalo

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Communications with Communities (CwC) Officer, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - The Philippines

Ken Carter

Ken Carter

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Counsel at CloudFlare

Cathleen Berger

Cathleen Berger

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International Cyber Policy Coordination Staff, German Foreign Office

Mimin Dwi Hartono

Mimin Dwi Hartono

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Investigator, Indonesia National Commission on Human Rights

Asaf Bartov

Asaf Bartov

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Sr Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities

Kasima Tharnpipitchai

Kasima Tharnpipitchai

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Software Engineer, GitHub

Sam Gregory

Sam Gregory

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Program Director, Witness

Arul Prakkash

Arul Prakkash

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Program Manager for Asia and the Pacific, Witness

Maria A. Ressa

Maria A. Ressa

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CEO & Executive Director, Rappler

Sherif Elsayed-Ali

Sherif Elsayed-Ali

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Deputy Director, Global Issues, Amnesty International

Gabrielle Guilleman

Gabrielle Guilleman

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Senior Legal Officer at ARTICLE 19

Ben Blink

Ben Blink

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Sr Public Policy Analyst, Google

Nick O'Donnell

Nick O'Donnell

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Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, Public Policy, Yahoo! Inc

Mike Godwin

Mike Godwin

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Director of Innovation Policy & General counsel, R Street Institute

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Brett Solomon

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Co-founder and Executive Director, Access

Kaustubh Srikanth

Kaustubh Srikanth

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Head of Technology, Tactical Tech

Nilantha Ilangamuwa

Nilantha Ilangamuwa

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Communications Officer, Asia Human Rights Commission; Journalist, Sri Lanka Guardian

Prasanth Sugathan

Prasanth Sugathan

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Counsel at Software Freedom Law Center

William Gois

William Gois

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Regional Coordinator, Migrant Forum in Asia

Anja Kovacs

Anja Kovacs

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Director, Internet Democracy Project

Augusto N. Miclat

Augusto N. Miclat

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Executive Director, Philippines Initiatives for International Dialogue

Ed Legaspi

Ed Legaspi

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Alerts and Communication Officer, Southeast Asia Press Alliance

John Liu

John Liu

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South and East Asia Programme Manager, Forum-Asia

Sarah Knuckey

Sarah Knuckey

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Faculty Co-Director, Human Rights institute and Associate Professor of Human Rights, Columbia Law School

Klaikong Vaidhyakarn

Klaikong Vaidhyakarn

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Deputy Director, ChangeFusion

Nica Dumlao

Nica Dumlao

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Internet Rights Program Coordinator, Foundation for Media Alternatives

Liza Garcia

Liza Garcia

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Foundation for Media Alternatives

Dipta Chakma

Dipta Chakma

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Regional Coordinator, Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA)

Fereidoon Bashar

Fereidoon Bashar

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Co-Director, ASL19

Irene Poetranto

Irene Poetranto

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Communications Officer, Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Masashi Crete-Nishihata

Masashi Crete-Nishihata

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Research Manager, Citizen Lab, Munk, School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Katitza Rodriguez

Katitza Rodriguez

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International Rights Director

Aivon Demetillo Guanco

Aivon Demetillo Guanco

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Humanitarian Accountability Manager, World Vision Typhoon Haiyan Response

Amos Toh

Amos Toh

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Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice

Dody Priambodo

Dody Priambodo

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Program Officer, Hivos Regional Office Southeast Asia

Kamilla Manaf

Kamilla Manaf

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Founder of Institut Pelangi Perempuan

Indu Nepal

Indu Nepal

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Regional Director, EngageMedia

Ko Ko Ye

Ko Ko Ye

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FOSS Advocate

Lory Tan

Lory Tan

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Former CEO, WWF, Vice Chair WWF National Advisory Council

Michael Cañares

Michael Cañares

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Project Manager, Open Data Lab Jakarta

Niki Cheong

Niki Cheong

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Writer/Lecturer

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

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Editor, Blog Watch

Rizky Ananda Wulan Sapta Rini

Rizky Ananda Wulan Sapta Rini

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Project Assistant, Publish What You Pay Indonesia

Ritu Srivastava

Ritu Srivastava

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Programme Officer, DEF

Adli Wahid

Adli Wahid

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Security Specialist, APNIC

Romel Regalado Bagares

Romel Regalado Bagares

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Executive Director, Center for International Law (CenterLaw)

Becky Hurwitz

Becky Hurwitz

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Co-Founder, Research Action Design (rad.cat)

Chris Schweidler

Chris Schweidler

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Co-Founder, Research Action Design (rad.cat)

Becky Kazansky

Becky Kazansky

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Lead Programme Researcher, Tactical Technology Collective

Lisa Kalenkiewicz

Lisa Kalenkiewicz

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Customer Development Lead, engageSPARK

Sameer Seth

Sameer Seth

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Vice President, Bubbly

Marina Azcarate

Marina Azcarate

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Head of Global Marketing at Open Garden, Inc.

Luca Belli

Luca Belli

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Researcher, Center for Technology and Society (CTS)

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

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Director General, APNIC

Amalia Toledo

Amalia Toledo

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Project Coordinator and Researcher, Karisma Foundation

Jane T. Uymatiao

Jane T. Uymatiao

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Co-founder, Blog Watch

Darwin Mendiola

Darwin Mendiola

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Project Coordinator, Medical Action Group

Valentian Sri Wijiyati

Valentian Sri Wijiyati

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SATUNAMA Foundation

Ricardo Bahague Jr

Ricardo Bahague Jr

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National Coordinator & Project Manager, Computer Professionals' Union

Shahid Ahmad

Shahid Ahmad

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Director, DEF

Muzayin Nazaruddin

Muzayin Nazaruddin

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Head of Department of Communications, Islamic University of Indonesia

Noelle Francesca de Guzman

Noelle Francesca de Guzman

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Regional Programmes Coordinator for Asia-Pacific, ISOC

Osama Manzar

Osama Manzar

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Founder- Director, DEF

Jelen Paclarin

Jelen Paclarin

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Executive Director, Women's Legaland Human Rights Bureau

Professor Sinta Dewi Rosadi

Prof. Sinta Dewi Rosadi

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Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Padjadjaran University

JR Contreras

JR Contreras

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President/CEO, Imperium Technology, Inc.

Cheekay Cinco

Cheekay Cinco

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Skills and Strategies Program Manager, EngageMedia

Sadaf Baig

Sadaf Baig

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Program Manager (Digital Rights & Freedom of Expression), Bytes for All

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Advisory and Programming Committees

Access enlists an a multi-stakeholder Programming Committee of leading internet and human rights experts to help us build the best possible conference programs. These Committees are composed of members of civil society, private sector, government officials, journalists, and other leaders in the field.

To ensure that RightsCon Southeast Asia was relevant to the incredibly dynamic region, an Advisory Board was also recruited composed of regional leaders.

Advisory Committee

SATELLITE EVENTS

Access would like to thank the below institutions for their remarkable contributions to RightsCon Southeast Asia.

The Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability (March 22-23)
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Screening: Citizenfour, Introduction + Q&A with Jacob Appelbaum

Hosted by: Access, Amnesty International, with special guest Jacob Appelbaum