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Artificial Intelligence

Discrimination in an automated society: contributions from Latin America Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Feminist AI: regional snapshots and systems change Panel

Host: <A+> Alliance | [email protected] | Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC) | Tecnológico de Monterrey | Jordan Open Source Association (JOSA) | Chulalongkorn University

African women in AI governance Community Lab

Host: Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Queering AI: a queer theory for Artificial Intelligence Community Lab

Host: Queer in AI

AI/ADM systems in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region public sector: what can go(went) wrong regarding citizens rights? Panel

Host: Moje Państwo Foundation

AI in digital health: would it confront the foundations of the Brazilian universal health system? Lightning Talk

Host: Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)

Enhancing capacity in the Global South to lead global debates on AI governance Workshop

Host: Data for Development Global Research Hub (D4D.net) | Research ICT Africa | UNESCO

Justice and decentralization: fighting for a future of many internets Panel

Host: Fight for the Future

Algorithmic greenlining: the case for race aware algorithms Workshop

Host: The Greenlining Institute

This machine is black: hyper (in)visibility of blackness Lightning Talk

Host: Identity 2.0

The almighty smiter: secret civil algorithms and the vulnerable who pay the price Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Launch: driving corporate action towards responsible and ethical Artificial Intelligence Panel

Host: World Benchmarking Alliance | Fidelity International (FIL) | Boston Common Asset Management | AARP

Regulating AI in Africa: considerations for the present and future AI ecosystem Workshop

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

Is AI holding up a broken mirror? South West Asian/North African (SWANA) and the fragmentation of AI ambitions Panel

Host: Independent

A roadmap for civil society participation in AI standard-setting Workshop

Host: Independent

Unbridled AI powered systems in governance: experiences, insights and shared confusions Community Lab

Host: Independent

Globalpolicy.AI: promoting the development and implementation of trustworthy AI Panel

Host: EUEuropean Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

How to urgently engage civil society to fight the harms of AI Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Can equality and efficiency coexist? Integrating fairness in non-regulated commercial algorithms Community Lab

Host: Amsterdam Data Collective

Power to the people: participatory data stewardship in practice Community Lab

Host: Ada Lovelace Institute

Assessing bias in deep learning artifacts without technical skills Workshop

Host: Fundación Via Libre | Universidad Nacional de Córdoba Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

The digitization of social welfare: a systematic threat to human rights Lightning Talk

Host: Amnesty International (Amnesty Tech)

Beyond the blackbox: tackling AI’s ethics problem through explainability Community Lab

Host: The xplAIner Collective

Don’t forget machines are also physical: the material impacts of AI on sustainable development Community Lab

Host: Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet (LAPIN)

From data to AI: digital transformation competency framework for the public sector Private Meeting

Host: UNESCO | Open Knowledge Foundation

Introducing the African Observatory on Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AORAI) website Community Lab

Host: Research ICT Africa | OpenUp| Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) | International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Regulating AI: is it possible effectively? And how? Panel

Host: Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)

Algorithmic impact assessments Social Hour

Host: Data & Society

Expansion of human rights disclosure requirements for AI vendors Workshop

Host: Access Now

Acting local: the responsible use and design of Artificial Intelligence governance at the subnational level Lightning Talk

Host: New York University, The Governance Lab (The GovLab)

An ethical and equitable AI tech future is possible Lightning Talk

Host: Women in AI Ethics

Public privates: how to find love without losing your heart or your identity Lightning Talk

Host: Public Privates

AI and human rights Private Meeting

Host: Google

Business, Labor, and Trade

Who’s responsible here?! Mapping relationships and responsibility across the digital technology ecosystem Community Lab

Host: Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) | Global Network Initiative | BSR

If Pegasus can hack Jeff Bezos’s phone, is there anywhere to hide? Community Lab

Host: The Ethical Technologists Society

The Digital Markets Act’s (DMA) “tropicalization”: bringing up the debate on digital platform regulations for Latin America Panel

Host: Brazilian Institute for Consumer Protection (IDEC)

Audits, assessments, reviews…oh my! Workshopping emerging accountability and transparency mechanisms for tech companies Community Lab

Host: Mnemonic

A discussion with Meta on building meaningful transparency reporting Community Lab

Host: Meta

Protecting defenders online by changing the law: human rights due diligence for social media companies Community Lab

Host: Front Line Defenders | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) | Access Now | ProtectDefenders.eu

How can human rights defenders use beneficial ownership information to hold corporations to account? Community Lab

Host: Open Ownership

The visible hand: lessons from investor action on human rights Workshop

Host: Ranking Digital Rights | Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR)

Leveraging tech for people’s rights Workshop

Host: Oxfam International | International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) | Project on Organization, Development, Education and Research (PODER)

Uyghur forced labor checker: behind the scenes Tech Demo

Host: Human Rights Foundation (HRF)

Should i stay or should I go? A human rights led approach Panel

Host: Article One Advisors

What next for worker rights: lessons from the data frontier Community Lab

Host: International Labour Organization (ILO) | IT for Change | The WhyNot Lab

Creating digital responsibility in the tech sector: challenges and opportunities of the right to repair Panel

Host: European Parliament, Greens/EFA

Mirror, mirror: tech and human rights due diligence guidance at the United Nations Community Lab

Host: United Nations, Executive Office of the Secretary-General | Access Now | United Nations Office of the Envoy on Technology | United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | European Union | Government of South Korea

Creating rights-respecting tech companies: private capital in the driver’s seat Private Meeting

Host: BSR | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) | Empower | VentureESG

Transparency reporting in 2022 Workshop

Host: National Democratic Institute (NDI) | Facebook Oversight Board | New America, Open Technology Institute (OTI)

Holding corporations accountable through the shareholder resolution process Workshop

Host: Tibet Action Institute

Human rights due diligence in the context of export controls Workshop

Host: Cisco

Investing in digital rights in Asian tech? A conversation with investors, advocates, and startups Panel

Host: Access Now

Strategies to organise platform workers: reflections from the ground Panel

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

Not your usual suspects: identifying the broad risk of surveillance tech in your investment portfolio Community Lab

Host: Heartland Initiative | Access Now | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC)

Beyond content moderation: ensuring transparency measures address global challenges Community Lab

Host: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) | Global Platform Governance Network

Environmental, Social, and Governance and Business and Human Rights: opportunities and challenges for the digital rights movement Lightning Talk

Host: Verizon

Cryptocurrencies, central bank digital currencies, and democratic implications Panel

Host: Atlantic Council, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Overcoming barriers to decent work through social innovation: the Natakallam story Panel

Host: NaTakallam

The 6th RightsCon General Counsels Meeting Private Meeting

Host: Access Now

Civil Society Resistance and Resilience

Building a global digital authoritarianism index Workshop

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

Movements shaping digital policies Panel

Host: One More Percent | Solidarity Uganda | Social Justice Centres of East Africa

Cybersecurity in the Mekong region Panel

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

European digital rights (EDRi) social hour Social Hour

Host: European Digital Rights (EDRi)

Defending digital rights in Central Asia Panel

Host: ARTICLE 19

Earth defenders toolkit: a collaborative space for earth defender communities and their allies Community Lab

Host: Digital Democracy (DD)

Digital colonial structures of civil society Community Lab

Host: Indigenous Friends Association | Technology Helps | Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU | East-West Management Institute, Open Development Initiative (ODI) | Philab

Climate justice and the knowledge commons: opportunities and challenges for the digital rights space Panel

Host: Open Environmental Data Project | Appropedia | Open Climate

Fake news, censorship, and encryption Panel

Host: Human Rights Foundation (HRF)

Building a digital rights initiative in the Caribbean Social Hour

Host: Wikimedia Foundation (Caribbean) | JAAKLAC initiative | AfroCrowd | Access Now

Building resources for digital rights advocacy and research: exploring the digital constitutionalism database Community Lab

Host: Digital Constitutionalism Network (DCN) | Georgia Institute of Technology

Using the power of technology to resist the war on drugs Panel

Host: International Drug Policy Consortium

Who writes the rules? Centreing the excluded majority in tech policy Panel

Host: alaàṣẹ – Black feminist internet lab | Digital Action

Cyber attack and psychological impact on dissidents Lightning Talk

Host: Red Line for Gulf

Mapping the climate of fear: building a community-based model to document artistic self-censorship Community Lab

Host: PEN America, Artists at Risk Connection (ARC)

Tactical mapping: a digital tool to advance human rights Tech Demo

Host: Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), New Tactics in Human Rights Program

Strengthening collaborations to defend democracy in the digital age Social Hour

Host: National Democratic Institute (NDI) | Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) | Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) | Open Internet for Democracy Initiative

Digital attacks and surveillance in contexts of democratic backsliding Panel

Host: Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)

Encrypted cyber space for serving and linking community members for csos in China Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Activating online networks for sustainable democracy: using the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) Inclusive Digital Advocacy Toolkit Community Lab

Host: International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

The Cascade Effect of Building Women Leaders Community Lab

Host: Change.org Foundation

Video for change: how to use film storytelling in creating social impact? Workshop

Host: EngageMedia

Futuristic practices of abortion care: diverse, dignified, digital spaces for informed and accompanied abortions Panel

Host: International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma (inroads)

Africa social hour Social Hour

Host: Access Now

Are users the secret weapon to fix social media platforms? Panel

Host: Facebook Users Union

Tech for democracy: Progress and prospects for the year of action Panel

Host: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Pham Doan Trang’s Vietnam Lightning Talk

Host: Access Now

#moroccotech: how rural women are leading community organizing through digital interfaces in Morocco Lightning Talk

Host: Douar Tech

Digital protest from the Global South: from cartographies to networks of resistance Workshop

Host: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) | Fundación Karisma | ARTICLE 19 (Mexico and Central America) | Testigo en Línea Chile

Digital vigilantism dilemma: a counter-instrument against digital autocracies or a challenge to legal regulation Panel

Host: Access Now

Out of the spreadsheet, into the street: liberating data to build community Lightning Talk

Host: Social Justice Centres Working Group | Data4Change

Thailand: digital authoritarianism rising Panel

Host: ARTICLE 19 | Access Now

Organizing a global rights advocacy campaign: lessons from global language advocacy day 2022 Lightning Talk

Host: Global Coalition for Language Rights

Asia Pacific civil society digital rights forum Social Hour

Host: Access Now

Organizing to resist: impact of shrinking civic space on feminist organizing online Private Meeting

Host: Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)

Fresh, feminist voices are leading pakistan’s women rights movements and changing the narrative Lightning Talk

Host: Media Matters for Democracy

Tunisia post-July 25: shaky ground for rights Panel

Host: Independent

GIF data a chance Workshop

Host: Data4Change

Encryption advocacy surgery: tools and strategies for success Workshop

Host: Internet Society (ISOC) | AccessNow | Institute for Research on Internet & Society (IRIS)

Interlinking a digital safety net for rural communities Community Lab

Host: Access Now

Can digital film festivals fight against digital exclusion? Reflections from the Quibdo Africa Film festival Panel

Host: New York University, Tisch School of the Arts | Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society | Quibdo Film Festival

Defending digital rights from the margins Social Hour

Host: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) | Internews

Digital repression and civic space: emerging new voices Panel

Host: Data Privacy Brasil Research Association | Conectas Human Rights

Foreign agent law as a tool of repression: from Eastern Europe to Latin America Panel

Host: Access Now

Turning digital rights litigation into a story to tell Workshop

Host: Access Now

The internet in critical moments of transition: Tunisia, Sudan, and beyond Panel

Host: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP)

Cyborgfeminista Community Lab

Host: Tecnología y Comunidad (TEDIC)

Unpacking the State of Digital Safety and Internet Freedom in the Asia-Pacific Panel

Host: EngageMedia | Oxen Privacy Tech Foundation (OPTF)

Content Governance

Free the content creator: copyright imbalances in the culture digital economy. Panel

Host: Datysoc | Fundación Vía Libre| Freemuse

Shame on you: the dangers of health stigma and how online spaces exacerbate it Lightning Talk

Host: Meedan

Getting it right: tackling misinformation with authenticity and provenance infrastructure that works for all Community Lab


Why disinformation matters: the real-world impact on human rights defenders Panel

Host: The Syria Campaign (TSC)

Democratizing algorithms for news in fragile democracies Panel

Host: International Press Institute (IPI)

In the sights of the algorithm: censorship through content moderation in Venezuela Lightning Talk

Host: Instituto Prensa y Sociedad Venezuela (IPYS) Venezuela | RedesAyuda

Empowering community content moderation Panel

Host: GitHub

Tracking exposed: a tool for TiTtok algorithmic audits and shadow-ban detection Tech Demo

Host: Tracking Exposed

Protection or paranoia? content moderation and its impact on fundamental rights in Africa. Panel

Host: Paradigm Initiative

Trending in Africa: Twitter’s trends feature empowers bad-faith actors across Africa Panel

Host: Digital Africa Research Lab

Challenging tech gatekeepers and information asymmetries: what’s ahead for rights-based digital SRH content Private Meeting

Host: Women on Web | Women First Digital

Do early-stage startups have policy rules? a workshop for startups and the Santa Clara Principles Workshop

Host: Patio

Apple censorship: what and how many apps have disappeared from Apple’s app store? Tech Demo

Host: GreatFire.org

Combating misinformation in Libya: methodologies and challenges involved Panel

Host: Annir

Content moderation: to keep or to delete? Is never a simple question Community Lab

Host: Digital Rights Explored | Media and Information Literacy Expert Network (MILEN) | Deutsche Welle Akademie

Regulation for the few or many? Panel

Host: TikTok

Misinformation challenges and solutions: how the veterans community works together for a better union Community Lab

Host: We The Veterans

Would you take the case? Become the Oversight Board Community Lab

Host: Facebook Oversight Board

Censorship of the facial difference community Lightning Talk

Host: Face Equality International

Just Joking! Deepfakes, Satire, and the Politics of Synthetic Media Panel

Host: WITNESS | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Open Documentary Lab

Easy but dangerous: why focusing on the public health misinformation that makes headlines will fail Workshop

Host: Meedan

Platform content moderation in the Arab world Panel

Host: SMEX

Does anyone care? The deteriorating situation for Iranian content on Instagram Panel


A collaborative approach to content moderation: what can be learned from 7amleh and Meta’s relationship Panel

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

Content moderation has a language problem Community Lab

Host: Mnemonic

Big tech companies’ censorships on sexual expressions Panel

Host: Open Net Korea

Making content moderation work for women human rights defenders Private Meeting

Host: DanChurchAid | Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Content moderation in the Global South: a rock and hard place Panel

Host: Digital Rights Foundation

YouChoose.ai: break free from YouTube’s algorithm monopoly with adversarial interoperability Tech Demo

Host: Youchoose.AI

Dismantling online power structures and reclaiming the power to moderate our content online Panel

Host: Justitia | Future of Free Speech Project

Inclusivity and expertise in content policy development: identifying the ‘stakeholder’ in stakeholder engagement Panel

Host: Meta

Cross-border disinformation: impacts and ways to tackle Panel

Host: Meedan

RadiTube: a search engine to identify and counter radical YouTube communities Tech Demo

Host: Human Rights First

Fighting disinformation in Persian Wikipedia: the good, the bad, the AI Tech Demo

Host: Wikimedia Foundation

Using Wikipedia to advance human rights and democracy, using constructive conflict to create quality articles Workshop

Host: Wikimedia Foundation (Argentina)

SAIFE: Spotlight on AI and Freedom of Expression? What’s next for policymakers? Community Lab

Host: OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

Moderate when it’s needed, not when it’s profitable: planting guideposts for content moderation equity Workshop

Host: Ranking Digital Rights

No “right” approach, but many effective ones: moderation approaches for online information about political processes Workshop

Host: Wikimedia Foundation | Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) | Wikimedia Foundation (Chile)

From genocide to crimes against humanity: Facebook in Ethiopia and Myanmar Panel

Host: Next Billion Network

The Digital Services Act: what comes next for the European Union and the rest of the world? Community Lab

Host: Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

The road to a content governance (co)regulation in Latin America Private Meeting

Host: The Inter-American Dialogue

May the force be with you: MENA civil society organization network building to combat information manipulation Social Hour

Host: Access Now | National Democratic Institute (NDI) | Democracy Reporting International (DRI) | Konrad Adenauer Stiftung | Porticus

Multistakeholder collaboration on terrorism and violent extremist content (TVEC) content governance: how can working together work? Community Lab

Host: Christchurch Call Advisory Network

Onlybans: fighting puritan censorship online Community Lab

Host: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Moving beyond prevalence: measuring human rights abuses on major platforms Community Lab

Host: University of California, Berkeley, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | Meta | Google | Twitter

Going beyond content moderation to tackle disinformation Community Lab

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

Social media platform accountability: LGBTQ edition Lightning Talk


Rights-friendly content regulation in Asia-Pacific (APAC) Panel

Host: Google

Data Protection

Harnessing data protection to encourage inclusive development: a study of Africa’s female smallholder farmers Community Lab

Host: University of Ottawa, Open African Innovation Research Group

data privacy and protection bill: key messages for advocacy and awareness Lightning Talk

Host: Koneta Hub

What about online payment architecture and Big Techs? data protection and competition Panel

Host: Derechos Digitales | Coding Rights

The state of personal data protection in Africa: a comparative approach Community Lab

Host: Independent

Privacy and data protection: their roots and links to other human rights Lightning Talk

Host: Global Privacy Assembly

What can my health data do for me? Unpacking the value of our health data Community Lab

Host: Western University

Getting with the program: reviewing African data protection frameworks and where we’re headed Panel

Host: Access Now | ARTICLE 19

Iran human rights barometer: visualising data using tableau Tech Demo

Host: United for Iran

Are states documenting attacks on human rights defenders? Analysing data from 2020 and 2021 Lightning Talk

Host: International Land Coalition | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) | World Resources Institute

Who defends your data LATAM and Spain? rating ISPs’ privacy practices to push for change Community Lab

Host: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Discovering and deploying digital public goods as tools for human rights Community Lab

Host: Digital Public Goods Alliance | GitHub

Power to the people: the fight for privacy on the web Panel

Host: The Tor Project

The Indigenous Navigator: monitoring Indigenous peoples rights around the globe Lightning Talk

Host: The Indigenous Navigator | Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) | International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

Using wise principles to build movements for indigenous data sovereignty in Asia Community Lab

Host: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) | East-West Management Institute, Open Development Initiative (ODI)

Putting the “good” in health data as a public good Panel

Host: Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Get up, stand up: building new data rights regimes in the greater Caribbean Panel

Host: Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda

Is it true that large datasets are necessary for AI? Lightning Talk

Host: Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL)

Building on quicksand: Global North and South data inequality and the development of AI Panel

Host: Nordic Centre for Internet and Society | Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India | Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society | Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio)

The experience of the first transfeminist dataton in Latin America Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Analyzing gender based violence data Workshop

Host: DataGénero

Where my data at? Developing resistance and resilience to data processing for feminists communities Workshop

Host: Independent

Opening up data to drive gender pay equity in the care economy Panel

Host: Open Data Charter | Buenos Aires City Government | Datalat

The future of empowering data stewardship Workshop

Host: Open Data Institute

From bodies of data to “databodies”: protecting our boundaries in a digital age Lightning Talk

Host: The Engine Room

Data collection vs. trust: another data privacy paradox Lightning Talk

Host: Lex Dincamica

Small consumers, big business: the problem of commercial exploitation of children online Workshop

Host: Data Privacy Brasil Research Association | Alana Institute

Unveiling how porn platforms abuse personal data with Tracking Exposed and GDPR Panel

Host: Tracking Exposed

Do the data privacy laws in the Arabic-speaking region actually work? Panel

Host: SMEX

Exploring consent in a world of dark patterns Panel

Host: Consumer Reports

Understanding the challenges data protection regulators face: a global struggle towards implementation, independence and enforcement Panel

Host: Internews

Health check: current trends digital healthcare and where it’s headed Panel

Host: Amnesty International

Opening the data of money: digital cash as digital sovereignty Lightning Talk

Host: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) | Polylateral Association

Are best practices applicable to your project? Contextualising the Turing Way for the global community Community Lab

Host: The Turing Way | The Alan Turing Institute

How can the Global South protect itself From unchecked AI ethics and data protection? Panel

Host: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) | The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA World) | ASEAN Regional Coalition to #StopDigitalDictatorship

Digital Security for Communities

Digital security advanced threats from the frontlines: regional and local context and capacity Panel

Host: Internews | Digital Security Lab Ukraine | Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) | Derechos Digitales | EngageMedia

Digital security help desk: how it can save your a*s Panel

Host: Security Matters

Building bridges: digital security strategies for women and people of marginalized genders Workshop

Host: Point of View

Creation of values-based information management practices: learnings and failures Community Lab

Host: FRIDA – The Young Feminist Fund

Leafcutter: aggregated, threat analysis platform for digital security communities Community Lab

Host: Center for Digital Resilience

SOS: strengthening individualized support for online abuse Community Lab

Host: PEN America | Coalition Against Online Violence (CAOV) | Vita Activa | Access Now | Hollaback

Cybersecurity and data protection in schools and educational institutions Panel

Host: Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

Upgrading cyber capacity building: beyond the recipient-donor trap Panel

Host: Chatham House

Tools in the toolbox: resources on how to keep yourself and your organization secure online Community Lab

Host: Cloudflare

Looking for traces of Pegasus on an iPhone with the mobile verification toolkit Tech Demo

Host: Amnesty International

Starting your digital security journey: understanding common cyber attacks and how to protect yourself online Workshop

Host: Yubico

Resilience laboratory: empathic practices for the digital body’s wellness Workshop

Host: Vita Activa

Real outreach for rapid response Private Meeting

Host: Greenhost | Digital Society of Africa (DSA)

How to include digital security in temporary relocation programs oriented at human rights defenders? Panel

Host: Digital Defenders Partnership | Calala Women Fund

Holistic approach to safety Panel

Host: Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)

Tool for the systematization of experiences in digital skill-building accompaniments Workshop

Host: Sursiendo

Strategic investing: coordinating funding efforts for open source privacy and security tools Private Meeting

Host: Internews

Easing security evaluation note taking, report generation and follow up: RAWRR, a multi-platform tool Tech Demo

Host: Conexo

Clouded or grounded? Which data management model better meets the needs of civil society organizations? Community Lab

Host: SecDev Foundation

Human rights documentation security challenges and solutions: let’s work on a comprehensive approach Workshop


Bounty everything? Hackers, precarious labor and algorithmic accountability Panel

Host: Data & Society

Encrypted apps that leave no one behind Panel

Host: Global Focus

Confidential computing: the next frontier for data protection Tech Demo

Host: Enarx Project | Linux Foundation, Confidential Computing Consortium

From COVID-19 crisis to cyber pandemics: solutions to the rising of digital attacks in Africa Lightning Talk

Host: Digital Security Group

Level up: digital resilience amidst growing digital rights attacks in Africa Workshop

Host: Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

Overstressed, overworked, and underpaid: the state of digital security helpers in Eastern Europe and Eurasia Panel

Host: Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Armenia

A culture of digital safety: helping small ngos/groups in MENA to sustainably improve their cybersecurity Community Lab

Host: SecDev Foundations

Protect clientele, data, and ourselves from hackers and haters Lightning Talk

Host: Rainbow Faith and Freedom

What’s next for LevelUp, a community-owned platform for global digital safety training resources? Community Lab

Host: Internews

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) you can touch: train better using this physical asymmetric lock Tech Demo

Host: Venezuela Inteligente

Creating effective organisational security policies for free using SOAP Tech Demo

Host: Independent

Protecting your privacy and earning rewards: using the Nym decentralised mixnet and running a node Tech Demo

Host: Nym Technologies

APT20 in an Asian civil society organization: incident response, analysis and best-practices Lightning Talk

Host: Open Culture Foundation (OCF) | Civil Society Cyber Shield (CSCS)

Futures, Fictions, and Frontiers

Digital technologies and artistic expression in East Africa: reflections from R.O.O.M Project Panel

Host: Hivos | Pollicy

Promoting better sharing of cultural heritage: a CC agenda for copyright reform Lightning Talk

Host: Creative Commons

Spoken word poetry as a tool for creative activism Workshop

Host: Word Smash Poetry Movement

Our rights in our hands: reimagining the future of rights in a digital age Workshop

Host: Barabar Design

Hopepunk and human rights: speculative fiction to imagine positive futures Panel

Host: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Language and Technology Lab

The Glass Room: creative, inclusive and pandemic-proof Community Lab

Host: Tactical Tech | The Glass Room

Ways out: finding freedom through science fiction Panel

Host: PEN America

Final frontier: is the universal declaration of human rights applicable in outer space? Community Lab

Host: University Canterbury Christ Church

When you can’t see your city (online): why you don’t want a country without Freedom of Panorama (FOP) Lightning Talk

Host: Wikimedia Foundation (Indonesia)

Tell me a story about the future: a fiction workshop to re-imagine tech Workshop

Host: Access Now

Day zero narratives: 2042: disruption and power dynamics Workshop

Host: Independent | Futures Space

Storytelling, art and digital imaginaries to expand our advocacy horizons Social Hour

Host: Internews | IFEX

The power of art in mobilizing social movements Panel

Host: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP)

Global Cyber Norms

The way we see cyber Panel

Host: Access Now | United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

looks are deceiving: a new international cybercrime treaty Community Lab

Host: Microsoft

Cyber incident tracer #humanitarian: documenting cyberattacks on the humanitarian sector Tech Demo

Host: CyberPeace Institute

From tracking cyber incidents to tracking the harm they cause: building a cyberpeace watch Community Lab

Host: CyberPeace Institute

Shooting the messenger: the crackdown on encrypted messaging apps and the threat to news ecosystems Community Lab

Host: Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA)

End-to-end encryption for messaging apps: important for whom, how and what’s its future? Panel

Host: University of Texas at Austin, Propaganda Lab

A door without locks: realities of encryption in action for young people Panel

Host: Youth Internet Governance Forum

incorporating gender perspectives into cybersecurity: co-creating a toolkit for policymakers Community Lab

Host: Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Information warfare: the French doctrine on influence cyber operations Panel

Host: French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Encryption saves lives: stories from the frontline with secure connect from Tutanota Lightning Talk

Host: Tutanota | Global Encryption Coalition

Lost under the carpet, modelling threats in Africa landscape Lightning Talk

Host: Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) | iHUB

Keep It Secure: Understanding the risks posed by the EU’s chat control plans Lightning Talk

Host: European Digital Rights (EDRi)

Brain trust strategy session on un cybercrime process Community Lab

Host: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | Access Now | Human Rights Watch

Surveillance isn’t safety: international policy trends in online safety Panel

Host: Digital Rights Watch

Back door not required! how encryption policy cripples digital rights in Africa Panel

Host: Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

Global norms, local impacts: multi-stakeholder perspectives on the Budapest Convention and Second Protocol in Latin America Panel

Host: Derechos Digitales | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

In service of convergence: building a multidisciplinary community of cybernorms practitioners Community Lab

Host: Internet Governance Forum, ​Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity

Let’s save encryption! Social Hour

Host: Global Encryption Coalition Steering Committee

Developing a democratic vision of digital society to combat the rise of digital authoritarianism Panel

Host: Stanford University, Global Digital Policy Incubator

Governance of end-to-end encrypted messengers: a human rights approach from Latin America Community Lab

Host: Law and Technology Research Institute of Recife (IP.rec)

Cyber Programme of Action (PoA): a new UN path for cyber stability Panel

Host: French Ministry of Foreign affairs

Cyber red lines Private Meeting

Host: Access Now

On an uneven keel: surveillance and right to privacy in India Workshop

Host: Access Now | The Dialogue

Governance and Elections

Open data for development right: how United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and GitHub built a digital nation dashboard Tech Demo

Host: GitHub | United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Blockchain certificates: a tool for building anti-corruption systems with human rights, gender and feminist perspective. Community Lab

Host: Mexiro A.C | International Republican Institute (IRI)

Political buyout: how to detect and circumvent ’dark money’ in campaign finance Panel

Host: International Republican Institute (IRI)

Tech4Rights: intertwining the links between technology and human rights from an Inter-American perspective Panel

Host: Office of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression

Developing a tool to support national human rights institutions become digital rights watchdogs Community Lab

Host: Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

Sunlight in digital technology: tackling human rights and corruption risks in technology investments Panel

Host: Africa Freedom of Information Centre | Hivos | Tecnología y Comunidad (TEDIC)

Discover the tools that help source and manage Freedom of Information (FOI) data for impactful investigations and campaigns Tech Demo

Host: mySociety

IVerify: the power of coordination: national actors work together to mitigate threats to information integrity Community Lab

Host: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Boleta Transversal: who am i voting for? Tech Demo

Host: Transversal Think Tank

Impact of poor implementation of access to information legislation on human rights and governance Lightning Talk

Host: Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU)

Pacific governance: buenaventura, a territory full of opportunities Lightning Talk

Host: Movilizatorio | Fundación Corona

Throwing the internet into reverse? Panel

Host: ICANN | Global Partners Digital (GPD)

Cutting edge developments in human rights education Community Lab

Host: The Advocates for Human Rights

Learning from the engagement of human rights organizations and social movements in the internet governance Workshop

Host: ARTICLE 19 (Brazil and South America)

Rights over bytes: developing policy for a rights-based digital future Panel

Host: Liberal International

Why am i seeing this ad? Global perspectives on regulating online political campaigning Panel

Host: European Partnership for Democracy (EPD)

Building the international observatory on information and democracy Community Lab

Host: Forum on Information and Democracy

Disinformation trends in monitoring elections Panel

Host: Maharat Foundation

Unleash your un advocacy superpowers with uproar tools! Tech Demo

Host: Small Media Foundation

Putin’s electronic electoral meddling: which other unstable democracies will Russian voting interference engulf? Panel

Host: Independent

Promoting access of information, transparency within an anticorruption agency in Côte d’Ivoire: opportunities and pitfalls Community Lab

Host: International Republican Institute (IRI)

Virtual roundtable on digital human rights Private Meeting

Host: United Nations Office of the Envoy on Technology

Have your say: providing inputs for the global digital compact Community Lab

Host: United Nations Office of the Envoy on Technology | United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

South African local government elections: the past, present and future Tech Demo

Host: OpenUp

Digital Services Act Human Rights Alliance: private meeting on the alliance’s future strategy and work Private Meeting

Host: Access Now | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

The metaverse: just another gaming platform, or a game changer for elections? Panel

Host: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)

Datasets to combat corruption: the case to open up data for greater transparency Tech Demo

Host: Open Data Charter

Using access to information to promote transparency and accountability in electoral processes in Africa Panel

Host: Africa Freedom of Information Centre | Gambia Press Union (GPU)

When policymakers push back in defence of digital rights: lessons from Asia Pacific democracies Panel

Host: Access Now

How lawmakers in Southeast Asia can safeguard human rights while addressing online disinformation during elections Panel

Host: Wikimedia Foundation

The right to listen: where music meets democracy Community Lab

Host: Re-State Foundation

From protest to dialogue: encouraging citizen participation in lawmaking Lightning Talk

Host: Civis.Vote

Are “human rights” linked to ’good governance’? Bahrain and elections scheduled for December 2022 Lightning Talk

Host: Salam for Democracy and Human Rights

Multistakeholder input for the open ended working group Community Lab

Host: Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Netherlands

Human Rights-Centered Design

Path independent: forging new models of tech infrastructure through community participation Workshop

Host: Cornell University, Citizens and Technology Lab (CAT) | SITU Research

The web we want: taking action to stop deceptive designs and promote trusted design patterns Panel

Host: World Wide Web Foundation

Dismantling deceptive design: prototype testing and policy design workshop for developing trusted design patterns Community Lab

Host: Access Now | Simply Secure | World Wide Web Foundation | 3 x 3 Design | Tech Hive Advisory

Girls innovating technology to advance gender equality Panel

Host: Plan International

Laundry day: community informed alternatives to access washing Community Lab

Host: University of Cambridge, Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy

Designing digital tools that work for young people’s health and rights Panel

Host: STOPAIDS | Restless Development | Young Experts: Tech 4 Health (YET4H) | Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) | Y+ Global | Digital Health and Rights Advisory Group | The Lancet & Financial Times Commission

Will behave for code: how ethical software licensing can combat human rights abuses by corporations Lightning Talk

Host: Corporate Accountability Lab | Organization for Ethical Source (OES)

Decolonizing co-design: Global South perspectives Panel

Host: Innovation for Change (I4C) Network

The design did it, not me: exposing persuasive User Experience (UX) design and gaining back agency Community Lab

Host: Tactical Tech | The Pranava Institute

Challenges and opportunities in planning an accessible digital communication campaign Lightning Talk

Host: Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC)

What’s your gender? A workshop on inclusive gender measurement and information architecture Workshop

Host: RIWI

People or impact? No need for a Hobson’s choice in civic tech design methodology Community Lab

Host: OpenUp

Design meet-up discussion: how “doing design” is colonial within humanitarian and human rights work Community Lab

Host: Simply Secure | Newcastle University | Northumbria University

Meet Co/Act: a do it yourself (DYI) approach to Human-centered design (HCD) Lightning Talk

Host: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

Traditional knowledge(s) as ethical design principles for digital technology Lightning Talk

Host: Indigenous Friends Association

Situating safety: understanding how design impacts security Community Lab

Host: Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) | National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Building a better tomorrow: technology tools rooted in Indigenous values Panel

Host: Digital Democracy (DD) | Native Land Digital

Inclusive naming: from policy to practice Lightning Talk

Host: Cisco

The impact of new technologies on the persons with disabilities in South Korea Panel

Host: Human Asia

Nudging naughty or nice? Designing behavioral interventions for human rights actions Workshop

Host: Asia Foundation

Accessibility for teams in a hurry: creating inclusive content Lightning Talk

Host: ThinkShout

Users in residence: how platforms are deepening user research with activists Community Lab

Host: Google

Age assurance approaches for children’s data Panel

Host: Government of the United Kingdom, Information Commissioner's Office

A technologist code of ethics: influencing industry culture to advance digital democracy Panel

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

Sender unknown: exploring dark patterns in encrypted messaging Workshop

Host: Tech Policy Press

A User Experience (UX) clinic: how to improve digital tools with human rights-centered design principles Social Hour

Host: Simply Secure | Internews | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | Access Now

Internet Access, Education, and Inclusion

Sexuality and censorship: safe digital spaces for young people in the MENA region Panel

Host: RNW Media | Oxfam International (Novib)

A right to internet access in education: building sustainable futures for learners Lightning Talk

Host: Centre for Human Rights (CFHR)

Should web content monetization be allowed for Indigenous languages? Lightning Talk

Host: O Foundation (OFDN)

Addressing inequity and injustice: challenges and possibilities for teaching and learning online in diverse contexts Panel

Host: The Open University (OU)

Exercise (y)our rights: a community-based approach to digital rights awareness and skills-building Social Hour

Host: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

How COVID-19 exposed inequality in citizens access to public health information in Ghana Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

The infodemic and artistic expressions Lightning Talk

Host: Policy | Health Studio East Africa | Paint the Change Global

Digital technology to enhance language and literacy skills for Indigenous peoples Panel

Host: Indigenous Television, Nepal

Eje’ipajiraa tijitaalü Wayuu nethwork Wayúu digital Tech Demo

Host: El Centro de Internet y Sociedad (ISUR) | Fundación Karisma

Discussions, capacity building and reliable data on access to connect the unconnected in Haiti Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Help up improve Ally: a multilingual safe abortion chatbot Community Lab

Host: Women First Digital

Counting the cost of digital gender exclusion: data and perspectives from the Global South Panel

Host: Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)

How protecting digital rights can help low resource languages in the MENA region flourish Panel

Host: Global Voices (Rising Voices)

South to South approach to strengthen sustainability of community networks Community Lab

Host: ARTICLE 19

The double face of digital health: research in Ghana, Kenya and Vietnam Panel

Host: Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) | Kenyan Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV & AIDS (KELIN) | The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Digital Health and Rights Project | University of Oslo

Connecting abortion seekers and providers worldwide: leveraging encryption, Google Maps and customer service software Tech Demo

Host: safe2choose.org

Freedom Online Coalition open forum Panel

Host: Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) | Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Strategies for fostering inclusive intergenerational digital spaces Lightning Talk

Host: Ontario Digital Literacy and Access Network (ODLAN)

Seen and heard: inclusive communications access during COVID-19 and beyond Panel

Host: Ability Central

Internet access as a human right: lessons from Malaysia Lightning Talk

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

Respecting rights in interconnected tech ecosystems: lessons from 5G human rights impact assessments Panel

Host: Verizon

Empowering or endangering minorities? Facebook, language, and identity in Myanmar Lightning Talk

Host: Access Now

#WikiforHumanRights: Creating and Editing Human Rights Content on Wikipedia Workshop

Host: Wikimedia Foundation

Let’s talk refugees’ digital rights: what works? Digital literacy and internet access for refugees by refugees Tech Demo

Host: Rural Aid Foundation

Make space for human rights Panel

Host: Access Now

The danger of neglecting “non-lucrative” languages Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

So, you want to build a community network? Financing mechanisms for community-owned internet infrastructure Panel

Host: Connect Humanity

What is “network usage fee”? A grand plan to “charge” the internet Panel

Host: Open Net Korea

Internet Shutdowns and Disruptions

Tracing the stars in the internet blackout: measuring network disruption with RIPE Atlas Workshop

Host: RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)

Putting the internet back together again Panel

Host: Freedom House | Global Partners Digital (GPD)

Advocacy Assembly’s shutdown academy: preparing activists to navigate internet disruptions for elections and civil unrest Lightning Talk

Host: Advocacy Assembly | Small Media Foundation

Art and activism in the context of internet control and states of emergency Panel

Host: PEN America, Artists at Risk Connection (ARC)

Cutting the gag: online and offline tactics to fight internet censorship Community Lab

Host: Instituto Prensa y Sociedad Venezuela (IPYS) Venezuela | RedesAyuda

Internet shutdowns during elections and crisis in Central Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Chad Lightning Talk

Host: Paradigm Initiative | Greater Internet Freedom Partners

The state of digital rights in Iran: the threats ahead Panel

Host: Miaan Group | Filterwatch

Rise of authoritarianism and the role of Big Tech Panel

Host: Digital Rights Kashmir

Exploring internet censorship with the censored planet dashboard Tech Demo

Host: University of Michigan, Censored Planet | Google (Jigsaw)

Gendering the blackouts: for women in the Global South, internet shutdowns are life threatening Panel

Host: Media Matters for Democracy

Measuring internet censorship in Southeast Asia: internet monitoring action project Community Lab

Host: Sinar Project | Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)

Revising our working definition of shutdowns Community Lab

Host: Access Now

Disconnecting from cyberstability: how internet shutdowns in the the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Uganda undermine cyberstability Panel

Host: Centre for Multilateral Affairs (CfMA)

Mobilizing to pushback against internet shutdowns: can businesses and companies assist? Private Meeting

Host: Access Now

What if states, activists and companies joined efforts to combat shutdowns? presenting the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) Task Force on Internet Shutdowns (TFIS) Community Lab

Host: U.S. State Department | Access Now | Global Network Initiative (GNI)

School exams: why the internet needs to stay on and available Panel

Host: Internet Society (ISOC) | SMEX

Building capacity to document and circumvent internet shutdowns Workshop

Host: Top10VPN | Software Freedom Law Center, India (SFLC.in)

How can governments better respond to politically motivated internet shutdowns and restrictions in partner countries? Workshop

Host: Government of the United Kingdom, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCO)

A Light in the Dark: Learning About Internet Shutdown and #KeepItOn Campaign Social Hour

Host: Access Now | CIVICUS | Forum-Asia | Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)

Myanmar: internet freedom a year into the military coup Panel

Host: Myanmar Internet Project | Internews| Access Now

Exploring NetDAN: an open-source tool that assists the blind during network disruptions Tech Demo

Host: Unwanted Witness | Internews

Internet shutdowns vs inclusion: why do internet outages disadvantage people with disabilities the most? Panel

Host: Access Now

Myanmar coup in digital age: how to strengthen people’s digital resistance under military’s intensified oppressions Private Meeting

Host: Access Now

Crash course on internet blocking Workshop

Host: VE sin Filtro

Participatory research for advocacy: collaboratively building “prepare and prevent” internet shutdown national response networks Community Lab

Host: Internews

Inequity in access to internet content due to server-side blocking and embargo sanctions Panel

Host: University of Michigan, Censored Planet

Rubber Meets the Road: Can The Decentralized Web Empower Unheard Voices? Workshop

Host: Filecoin Foundation

Shout: enduring tools for circumventing internet shutdowns Community Lab

Host: Gisa Group

Using state machinery to fight shutdowns Lightning Talk

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

Learnings on tackling internet shutdowns in the MENA regions Workshop


Distributed provision of service: using outline to share access to the free and open internet Community Lab

Host: Google (Jigsaw)

Investigation, Documentation and the Media

OCCRP Aleph: the tool that turns data into leads for follow-the-money investigations Tech Demo

Host: Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

Open data, investigative journalism covering the “drug war” and accountability Workshop

Host: Independent

After/lives: rethinking moment of death content on social media platforms Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Promote human rights and civic freedoms for citizens journalists in the land sector Workshop

Host: Kenya Land Alliance (KLA)

Investigative journalism around the world: a global tour of the best stories Panel

Host: Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)

Fact-checking: an effective tool to train future investigative reporters Lightning Talk

Host: Oštro

Using tech tools to document environmental crimes: activists’ and lawyers’ perspectives Panel

Host: eyeWitness to Atrocities

Databases as memory objects: perspectives and practices in Asia Panel


Introducing the OSR4Rights tools hub Tech Demo

Host: OSR4Rights | Swansea University | University of Manchester | Heriot-Watt University | HM Software

Frenemies: reinventing the Big Tech vs journalism dynamic Community Lab

Host: University of California, Los Angeles, Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy

Media investigation and documentation of human rights abuses in Nigeria using technology Panel

Host: Human Rights Journalists Network, Nigeria

Preparedness is power: speaking out as a tech worker Panel

Host: Whistleblower International Network (WIN) | The Signals Network

Preparedness is power: social hour with tech whistleblowers Private Meeting

Host: The Signals Network | Whistleblower International Network (WIN)

Investing in facts: how the business community can support a healthy info-sphere Panel

Host: Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS)

Information management system for high reliability organizations (HROs) working on violations documentation: new solutions Tech Demo

Host: Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)

Tweets in indictments: criminalization of social media against journalists Panel

Host: Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA)

How is open source data keeping the world updated on Yemen? Panel

Host: Yemeni Archive

Needle in the haystack: making media archives accessible to human rights researchers Tech Demo

Host: Mnemonic

Human eyes: building a volunteer network for machine learning Workshop

Host: Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) | Invisible Institute

Calling on documenters, investigators, and lawyers: let’s talk “solidarity” across the digital evidence labor pipeline Community Lab

Host: Mnemonic | WITNESS

The ethics of crowdsourcing with volunteers in open source investigations Community Lab

Host: Bellingcat | Mnemonic | Research Center for the Americas at UC Santa Cruz

Tella and Uwazi: joining forces to improve security, functionality and reliability of human rights information Tech Demo

Host: Horizontal | HURIDOCS

5 years of documenting attacks on the US press: trends, impact and applications Lightning Talk

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

Money matters: questioning the future of Southeast Asian journalism Lightning Talk

Host: New Naratif

Iarij: the 1st whistleblower platform in the Arab region Lightning Talk

Host: Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)

Filling in the gaps: activist-led approaches to accessible documentation methods Community Lab


What COVID-19 misinformation can teach us about covering the climate crisis Lightning Talk

Host: Meedan

Setting up a secure whistleblowing project based on globaleaks Tech Demo

Host: GlobaLeaks

Save – share, archive, verify, encrypt: a participatory demo: secure preservation for evidentiary media Tech Demo

Host: OpenArchive

Exiled media in Europe: how to survive and reach audiences? Panel

Host: Human Rights Centre ZMINA

Pegasus’ reach: the impact on journalists’ inner circles and press freedom Panel

Host: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

An OCR tool developed by Human Rights First to uncover truths about the 1968-1998 Troubles Tech Demo

Host: Human Rights First

How the decentralized web can empower journalists and support free speech Tech Demo

Host: Filecoin Foundation | Freedom of the Press Foundation

Using decentralized storage as the building blocks for content verification and distribution on smartphones Tech Demo

Host: Guardian Project

Justice and Jurisdiction

Is public interest litigation the remedy, before or after the fact? Panel

Host: ARTICLE 19 (Eastern Africa)

How much of your data can be used in criminal investigations? Conversation on electronic evidence Panel

Host: Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) | Cross-Border Data Forum | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | Government of Canada | Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

The right to be forgotten: how can strategic litigation protect access to information and expression? Panel

Host: Media Defence

UN treaty body litigation to advance digital rights Panel

Host: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) | University of California, Irvine, International Justice Clinic

Taking algorithms to court: empowering communities to enact legal accountability Workshop

Host: Accountability Case Labs

Calling time on lawfare: designing a European anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) curriculum Community Lab

Host: Blueprint for Free Speech

How many ways can you actionize accountability? Workshop

Host: DT Institute

Can human rights bind platforms? German courts say yes, what about other legal systems? Panel

Host: Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (GFF)

Legal eagles: supporting digital rights activists through the law Social Hour

Host: Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) | Access Now

Filling the legal blanks: access to justice for LGBTQIA+ in online gender-based violence laws Community Lab

Host: IT for Change | InternetLab

E-justice: digital transformation to close the justice gap Lightning Talk

Host: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Strategic litigation on AI and human rights Community Lab


Filing lawsuits just 1-click away! Developing a platform for collective action Tech Demo

Host: R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales

Who ya gonna chat? Tisya Hustisya! Accessing justice in the Philippines through an online chatbot Tech Demo

Host: Asia Foundation

Suing Big Brother: strategic litigation outcomes against surveillance laws Panel

Host: Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) | Digital Rights Litigators Network (DRLN) | Just Futures Law

Lessons for the free press: a case study from a legal defence clinic for journalists Lightning Talk

Host: Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)

Do they even care about us? Delivering justice for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse Lightning Talk

Host: King's College London

Facilitating access to international justice with technology: European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) applications generator Tech Demo

Host: OVD-Info | Memorial Human Rights Center

Online Hate and Violence

Disinformation and dangerous speech: a view from the front lines Panel

Host: EU DisinfoLab | Dangerous Speech Project

Technology isn’t enough: social co-responsibility by digital means to protect women journalists Tech Demo

Host: ARTICLE 19 (Mexico and Central America) | Guardian Project

Online-caste hate speech: challenges and opportunities for mitigation Panel

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

Terrorist use of the internet: creating a digital-rights safeguarding response to terrorist operated websites Private Meeting

Host: Tech Against Terrorism

Crowd-sourced hate estimation system for Taiwanese online political discussions Lightning Talk

Host: Digital Society and Security Lab (DIGI-SSL), National Chung Cheng University | Information Operations Research Group (IORG)

Taking a case against Facebook from the world’s largest refugee camp Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Online gender-based violence during COVID-19: looking at Central America Panel

Host: Centro LATAM Digital | IPANDETEC

Big Tech’s muzzle on muslims: from censorship to drones, tech’s islamophobia problem Panel

Host: Action Center on Race & the Economy | LittleSis | MPower Change | Stand With Kashmir

Let her play: gender-based violence in video games Panel

Host: Independent

Technology, safety and children’s rights: advocating to keep children and young people safe online Panel

Host: Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

Cross-platform tools for countering terrorism: technical approaches and human rights concerns Tech Demo

Host: Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) | BSR

Otherization through disinformation: online hate speech and the Baháʼís in Iran Panel

Host: Baha'i International Community's United Nations Office

The missing link: psychosocial support and technology-facilitated violence in the MENA region Community Lab

Host: SecDev Foundation

Trolling, threats and “online auction”: women in India ask for online safety Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Is social media unsafe for LGBTIQ users? Lightning Talk

Host: Lifeline Youth Empowerment Center

Detoxing democracy with SAMbot: using machine learning to measure Canada’s online political conversation Lightning Talk

Host: The Samara Centre for Democracy | Areto Labs

Orbits: designing intersectional, survivor-centred and trauma-informed interventions to technology-facilitated gender-based violence Workshop

Host: Chayn | End Cyber Abuse

Bloom: a digital platform for remote trauma-support Tech Demo

Host: Chayn

The haunted hunt: the impact of cyber injustice on Thailand’s youth movement Panel

Host: Independent

Paid to trend: an interrogation of the harm anti-gender groups are causing in East Africa Panel

Host: Strategic Issues and Research Council (SIRC)

What is Online Gender-Based Violence (OGBV) for you? Understanding diverse online gendered violence for responsible algorithmic approaches Community Lab

Host: Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India | Tattle Civic Tech

Global perspectives on the threats and harms of gendered disinformation targeting women in public life Panel

Host: Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) | #ShePersisted

Our social network: gathering intersectional and regional perspectives for journalists’ safety online Community Lab

Host: ARTICLE 19 | Simply Secure | Vita Activa | International Women's Media Foundation (IWFM)

Political violence against women in the digital era: impacts on the 2022 Brazilian elections Panel

Host: Instituto Liberdade Digital

How do we safeguard teen experiences online? Learn directly from teens and Discord! Workshop

Host: Discord

Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: the challenges posed by teleworking with regard to gender violence Lightning Talk

Host: Acoso.Online

Can we ban revisionism? Regulating holocaust and genocide denial content Panel

Host: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)

Protecting women human rights defenders from online violence: are social media platforms falling short? Panel


Launch of effective guidelines on hate speech, social media and minorities Community Lab

Host: Office of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues | Access Now

Forms of image-based sexual abuse (IBSA) and survivors’ experiences Lightning Talk

Host: McAllister Olivarius | #NotYourPorn

Marriage: from the right to hate in social media Lightning Talk

Host: Usuarios Digitales | Acción Igualitaria

How can we achieve gender equality in freedom of expression online and offline? Community Lab

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

Keeping your reputation safe when under attack Workshop

Host: APCO Worldwide

The network of markets of non-consensual disclosure of intimate images in Honduras Panel

Host: Laboratorio Ciudadano Honduras | Observatorio Político de Mujeres

Non-consensual intimate image sharing, and women’s freedom of expression in digital space in Bangladesh Lightning Talk

Host: Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Pushing back against oppressive frameworks to promote lgbtq+ rights: what social media platforms can do Private Meeting

Host: Access Now

Organizational Capacity and Resources

Feminist approach in resourcing digital rights Panel

Host: Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights

Helping funders to better support communities regarding digital care Workshop

Host: Independent

Open source: improving digital security for criminalised communities Lightning Talk

Host: Red Umbrella Fund | MamaCash

Who’s funding this? analyzing a decade of non-profit mission statements and who funds them Workshop

Host: Independent

The digital rights check: avoiding unintended harms in digital for development projects Community Lab

Host: Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) | Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Building digitally resilient social justice organizations post COVID-19 Workshop

Host: Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)

Extending the philanthropic supply chain: inclusive access to technology updates from working group Panel

Host: TechSoup | Access Now | Tides Foundation

Knowledge exchange for funders: how can we better support civil society groups in this space? Private Meeting

Host: Mercator Foundation | European AI Fund

Rallying philanthropy to achieve digital equity for all Private Meeting

Host: Connect Humanity

Peers-to-peers! Co-development facilitation, strategies, and methodologies Workshop

Host: Tactical Tech

How do NGOs ensure a strong, supportive organization culture for teams? Let’s share it out! Workshop

Host: Access Now | People Team

Digital rights and environmental justice: mapping existing connections and opportunities for the future Community Lab

Host: The Engine Room

Best practices for digital rights fellowships Workshop

Host: Global Network Initiative (GNI)

More money, more problems! Panel

Host: Internews

Show me the money: where’s the sustainable funding for public interest technology? Panel

Host: National Democratic Institute (NDI) | New America, Digital Impact and Governance Initiative (DIGI)

Who defends the defenders? Human rights worker wellbeing as collateral damage in attacks on rights Lightning Talk

Host: Asia Foundation | DAKILA

Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Action

Death by data: how AI chooses who to kill Lightning Talk

Host: Reprieve UK

Holding militaries to account for civilian harm: the use of open data Panel

Host: Airwars

How do we convince states to stop using explosive weapons in urban areas? Workshop

Host: Airwars

Preventing privacy harm and distress in humanitarian contexts: rights-based responsible data Workshop

Host: Oxfam International

Not just another PDF: open source field guides for humanitarian data protection Community Lab

Host: Mercy Corps

Humanitarianism and solidarity in the digital age Panel

Host: Monash University, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Humanitarian data sharing in marginalized areas: the double registration phenomenon in North Eastern Kenya Panel

Host: Haki na Sheria Initiative (HSI)

How do you measure peace? Understanding the data behind the Global Peace Index Lightning Talk

Host: Institute for Economics and Peace

Bringing drones home: human rights approaches to domestic deployment of drones in law enforcement Panel

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

Addressing the weaponization of social media: analysis, design, and localization Workshop

Host: Mercy Corps

Digital apartheid and social media algorithms on humanitarian crisis Panel

Host: Digital Rights Foundation

Civil society perspectives on technology in conflict Private Meeting

Host: JustPeace Labs

Privacy and Surveillance

Well, that escalated quickly! Metaverse governance lessons from video games Panel

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

Breaking the digital baton: counter-power in the age of high-tech policing Panel

Host: No Tech For Tyrants

Cyber mercenaries on the loose! What we can do to stop them Community Lab

Host: Microsoft

How dare they peep into my life? How government-endorsed edtech violated children’s rights during COVID-19 Lightning Talk

Host: Human Rights Watch

Reclaiming and building worker power in an age of workplace surveillance Panel

Host: Coworker.org

Imagining digital ID systems rooted in justice Community Lab

Host: The Engine Room| A People's Guide to Tech

The influence of global networks and the World Bank on digital ID systems and human rights Panel

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

Human-centric approach to digital transformation: challenges and recommendations on digital ID from Estonia and Ukraine Panel

Host: American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) | Ukrainian Media Development Institute

Building consumer safety in the metaverse Panel

Host: Consumers International

Project panoptic: mapping the proliferation of facial recognition in India Lightning Talk

Host: Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)

Partners in surveillance: a global view of state-business surveillance partnerships, and how to seek accountability Panel

Host: Privacy International

What’s next for spyware regulation? Private Meeting

Host: Amnesty International

Behind the scenes: investigating digital profiteers Lightning Talk

Host: Open Secrets

Tech for COVID: what do we know about its deployment by local governments in Colombia? Lightning Talk

Host: Karisma foundation | El Centro de Internet y Sociedad (ISUR)

#we’rewatchig: fostering transparency and accountability on the use of surveillance technology in the Americas Panel

Host: Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)

Drama down under! What the heck is happening in Australian tech policy? Lightning Talk

Host: Digital Rights Watch | Electronic Frontiers Australia

#whyid strategy session Social Hour

Host: Access Now

Banning facial recognition in public security: a Brazilian civil society mobilization Community Lab

Host: ARTICLE 19 (Brazil and South America) | Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet (LAPIN)

Pushback on National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) in Kenya: the government must do more to protect human rights Private Meeting

Host: Access Now

We are being watched everywhere: MENA strategies to push back against digital surveillance Panel

Host: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) | Jordan Open Source Association (JOSA) | Front Line Defenders

Every breath you take, every move you make: neurotechnology, extended reality (XR) , and the metaverse of surveillance Panel

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

Redefine convenience: the fight against mandatory national digital identity scheme Lightning Talk

Host: Taiwan Association for Human Rights

The Pegasus project: a global scandal one year on Panel

Host: Amnesty International

Impossible to be lost: the age of facial recognition in Ukraine Lightning Talk

Host: Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law

Privacy challenges for Latin America: surveillance, techno-colonialism and regulatory gaps Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Children’s rights in the metaverse Panel

Host: XR Safety Initiative (XRSI)

Nerfing surveillance: advocating for real privacy in virtual worlds Community Lab

Host: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | Access Now

Surveillance and the city: mapping cameras with facial recognition capabilities in New York City Community Lab

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

Inside the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) surveillance machine: your face is being tracked. Find out where Tech Demo

Host: Amnesty International

Mythbusting digital IDs Lightning Talk

Host: Rethink Aadhaar

The rise and fall of technosolutionism? Contact tracing apps in Europe Lightning Talk

Host: Civil Liberties Union for Europe

On an uneven keel: surveillance and right to privacy in India Workshop

Host: Access Now | The Dialogue

Israeli surveillance, disinformation, and the criminalization of palestinian civil society Panel

Host: Defense for Children International Palestine | Human Rights Watch

Regulating surveillance: where do we go from here? Workshop

Host: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) | Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Smart cities or surveillance cities? Untangling urban intelligence Panel

Host: Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Center for Technology and Society (CTS) | University of Virginia, School of Data Science

Can tech beat Corona? Technologies of hope explores the companies trying Community Lab

Host: Tactical Tech

Spyware for sale: launch of the MENA surveillance database Community Lab

Host: Access Now | Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) | MENA Coalition to Combat Digital Surveillance

Commercial spyware, data brokers, and more: an overview of surveillance technology markets Lightning Talk

Host: Independent

Civil society speaks: informing the export control and human rights initiative Private Meeting

Host: Access Now | Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Can you trust your doorbell? Industry, consumers, and hackers on improving Internet of Things security Community Lab

Host: Microsoft | I Am The Cavalry

Pathologies of power: human rights problems with digital identity deployment Lightning Talk

Host: Anglican Church

Approaches to criminal intelligence Lightning Talk

Host: El Centro de Internet y Sociedad (ISUR) | Fundación Vía Libre

Human rights and the metaverse: we’re already behind the curve Panel

Host: Article One | Meta

RightsCon 2022 Speakers

Every year, RightsCon brings together 1000+ speakers from a range of sectors and around the world. Check out a small selection of business leaders, technologists, government representatives, activists set to join us for RightsCon (June 6-10, 2022).

Savena Surana

Savena Surana

Co-Creator, Identity 2.0

Teki Akuetteh

Teki Akuetteh

Founder and Executive Director, Africa Digital Rights Hub; ICT Lawyer; Data Protection Consultant

Karen Smit

Karen Smit

Principal Specialist: Specific Needs, Vodacom South Africa

Aye Min Thant

Aye Min Thant

Features Editor, Frontier Myanmar

Ayoade Ibrahim

Ayoade Ibrahim

Founder and President, National Union of Professional App-based Transport Workers; Founding Member a

Anna Gielewska

Anna Gielewska

Vice-Chairman, Reporters Foundation (Poland)

Urvashi Aneja

Urvashi Aneja

Founder and Executive Director, Digital Futures Lab

Peter Stern

Peter Stern

Director, Content Policy Stakeholder Engagement, Meta

Sophie Zhang

Sophie Zhang


Lama Aloraiman

Lama Aloraiman

Co-Founder and Vice President, Ignition Kuwait; Former National Point of Contact for Kuwait, Space G

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

CEO, Watchdog Sri Lanka; Senior Researcher, LIRNEasia

Harry Halpin

Harry Halpin

CEO, Nym Technologies SA

Rua M. Williams

Rua M. Williams

PhD, Assistant Professor in User Experience Design, Purdue University

Micaela Mantegna

Micaela Mantegna

Abogamer; Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

Arda Awais

Arda Awais

Co-Creator, Identity 2.0

Stephen Bonner

Stephen Bonner

Executive Director of Regulatory Futures and Innovation, Information Commissioner's Office, Governme

Antaraa Vasudev

Antaraa Vasudev

Founder, Civis.Vote

Angela Hession

Angela Hession

Global VP of Trust and Safety, Twitch

Lydia X. Z. Brown

Lydia X. Z. Brown

Policy Counsel, Privacy & Data Project, Center for Democracy & Technology

Dr. Wilneida Negrón

Dr. Wilneida Negrón

Director of Research and Policy, Coworker.org

Dorothy Mukasa

Dorothy Mukasa

Executive Director, Unwanted Witness

Victoria Heath

Victoria Heath

Member, Space Generation Advisory Council - Space Law and Policy Project Group

Itika Sharma Punit

Itika Sharma Punit

South Asia Editor, Rest of World

Cecília Olliveira

Cecília Olliveira

Journalist; Executive Director, Instituto Fogo Cruzado

Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul

Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul

Thai Pro-Democracy Activist; Leader, United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration

María Paz Canales

María Paz Canales

Global Policy Advisor, Derechos Digitales

DJ Switch

DJ Switch

Nigerian DJ; #EndSARS Movement Activist

Julie Inman-Grant

Julie Inman-Grant

eSafety Commissioner, Government of Australia

Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Delphine Halgand-Mishra

Delphine Halgand-Mishra

Executive Director, The Signals Network

Bernard Chiira

Bernard Chiira

Director, Innovate Now: Africa’s 1st Assistive Tech Accelerator

Rachita Taneja

Rachita Taneja

Political Cartoonist; Creator, Sanitary Panels

Michael Hull

Michael Hull

President, Psiphon

Chung Ching Kwong

Chung Ching Kwong

Hong Kong Digital Rights Activist; Hong Kong Campaigns Coordinator, Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on

Abby May

Abby May

Investigator, Open Secrets

Timo Harakka

Timo Harakka

Minister of Transport and Communications, Government of Finland

Pedro Vaca Villareal

Pedro Vaca Villareal

Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, United Nations

Zen Mathe

Zen Mathe

Investigator, Open Secrets

Chawki Gaddes

Chawki Gaddes

President of the Tunisian National Authority for Protection of Personal Data (INPDP), Government of

Kyung-sin Park

Kyung-sin Park

Executive Director, Open Net Korea

Deborah N. Archer

Deborah N. Archer

President, ACLU; Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law

Sara Matthieu

Sara Matthieu

Member of the European Parliament

Jane Chung

Jane Chung

Labor Organizer, The Worker Agency

Carol Ndosi

Carol Ndosi

Director, Women at Web Tanzania

Sophie in ‘t Veld

Sophie in ‘t Veld

Member of the European Parliament

Emre Kizilkaya

Emre Kizilkaya

Vice-Chair, International Press Institute (IPI); Chair, IPI National Committee, Turkey; Project Edit

Mona Shtaya

Mona Shtaya

Advocacy Advisor, 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

Nick Allardice

Nick Allardice

CEO, Change.org

Bojana Bellamy

Bojana Bellamy

President, Center for Information Policy Leadership

Manal al-Sharif

Manal al-Sharif

Human Rights Activist; Cybersecurity Expert; Founder, The Ethical Technologists Society; Host, Tech4

Maulie Dass

Maulie Dass

Senior Director, Cisco Innovation Labs, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Charlotte Godart

Charlotte Godart

Investigator & Global Authentication Project Lead, Bellingcat

Pang Khee Teik

Pang Khee Teik

Malaysian Activist; Co-Founder, Seksualiti Merdeka

Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning

Security and Hardware Optimization Advisor, Nymtech

Helena Leurent

Helena Leurent

Director General, Consumers International

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Danish Tech Ambassador, Government of Denmark



Organizing Director, Facebook Users Union

Agnès Callamard

Agnès Callamard

Secretary General, Amnesty International

Eyal Weizman

Eyal Weizman

Founder and Director, Forensic Architecture; Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, U

Fadi Salem

Fadi Salem

Director of Policy Research, Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government

Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations

Nadim Nashif

Nadim Nashif

Executive Director, 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

National Leader of Belarus, Office of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Dr. Joy Buolamwini

Dr. Joy Buolamwini

Founder, Algorithmic Justice League

Thomas Volmer

Thomas Volmer

Director, Head of Global Content Delivery Policy, Netflix

Camille François

Camille François

Global Director for Trust & Safety, Niantic; Lecturer, Columbia University SIPA

Julie Owono

Julie Owono

Executive Director, Content Policy & Society Lab, Stanford University; Executive Director, Internet

Peggy Hicks

Peggy Hicks

Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, UN Human Rights

Emilar Gandhi

Emilar Gandhi

Global Head of Inclusivity, Policy Development, Meta

Jac sm Kee

Jac sm Kee

Co-Founder and Cartographer, Numun Fund

Henri Verdier

Henri Verdier

Ambassador for Digital Affairs, Government of France

Berhan Taye

Berhan Taye

Senior Advisor, Internews

Dia Kayyali

Dia Kayyali

Associate Director for Advocacy, Mnemonic

Rumman Chowdhury

Rumman Chowdhury

Director of META (ML Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability), Twitter

Jason Pielemeier

Jason Pielemeier

Executive Director, Global Network Initiative

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