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Together at RightsCon Tunis, our first summit hosted in the Middle East and North Africa, more than 2500 expert practitioners will come together across over 400 sessions to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights.

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adibe Kelechi Ephraim

Wednesday, June 12

7:30am BST

9:00am BST

AI Explainability, Explained Adean (Palais) Let's See the Evidence! Algorithmic decisions in real life - where and how are they used? El Jem (Laico) Building the First Global Perceptions of Gender and Online Violence Leptis (Laico) Lightning Talks: Tales of (un)lawful data protection Village Stage (Laico) Improving Cooperation to Advance Human Rights Online Amilcar (Laico) Measuring Respect for Human Rights – Using benchmarks to create a race to the top in the ICT sector Celtic (Palais) Responding to Mass Atrocities in the Digital Age: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Myanmar Hannibal (Laico) Tech Demos: Open (source) for business Caspian (Palais) Fat Futures: On Reimagining Flesh and Possibility Oya 3 (Laico) The big dataset in the sky: challenging geographies of discrimination Carthage 3 (Laico) Cloudy with a chance of cybernorms? Dougga (Laico) Combating Cybercrime Laws in the Middle East and North Africa Region Cyrene (Laico) When Two Rights Make a Wrong: Finding a way forward when competing rights fail to protect the most vulnerable in our society Elydhafa (Laico) Citizens or Users? Building the global resistance against platform monopolies Jelsa (Laico) Tech Demos: Mischief managed – measuring and mapping for human rights Limes (Laico) Smart Cities: Their future or yours? Carthage 1 (Laico) Big Tech and the Future of Journalism: Reinventing news and information in the age of Google and Facebook Oya 2 (Laico) Creating Shared Global Workflows for Social Media Monitoring Utique (Laico) Lightning Talks: Understanding and combating misinformation The BeeHive (Palais) Millimeter Waves, Small Cells, Beamforming, Oh My! Anticipating and addressing human rights impacts in a 5G environment Carthage 2 (Laico) The State of Internet Shutdowns in 2019 L'Escale (Laico)

10:30am BST

Developing New Models for Censorship: The cases of the Russian RuNet, the Great Firewall of China, and Iran’s Filternet Limes (Laico) Beyond the Hype: AI innovation and human rights in the telecoms sector Oya 1 (Laico) Machine Learning 101 for Human Rights Activists: Everything you wanted to know about machine learning but were afraid to ask Hannibal (Laico) Change the Terms: Approaches for addressing a new era of hate online Carthage 1 (Laico) Global State of Data Protection Carthage 3 (Laico) Enabling Digital Civic Space: A Conversation with UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clement Voule Caspian (Palais) Hey, That’s My Vote! The Emerging Science of Digital Election Observation L'Escale (Laico) Seeing through the rubble: using crowdsourcing, data and field work to investigate civilian deaths in Raqqa, Syria Village Stage (Laico) Terrorist online content regulations in Europe and beyond: changing the platform liability paradigm? Leptis (Laico) Solve My Problem: Indigenous Data Sovereignty El Jem (Laico) There's No Party Like a CryptoParty? Oya 3 (Laico) 2018 Human Rights Heroes Awards The BeeHive (Palais) Defense Against the Dark Arts: Meme Campaigns and Propaganda Elydhafa (Laico) From Call to Action: Visions for a Contract for the Web Carthage 2 (Laico) Making Civic Tech Work for Democracy: Lessons from Tunisia, Nigeria, and Taiwan Biscay (Palais) Protecting the Integrity of the Global Information Space Celtic (Palais) Public Broadcasting in the Age of Censorship Cyrene (Laico) Working it out - journalism in the digital area : why we need an international pledge for Information and Democracy now more than ever Jelsa (Laico) Unlocking the Potential for Digital Technology to Enable Human Rights Adean (Palais) Making Regulatory Waves: A discussion on the need for collaborative spectrum management policy development Oya 2 (Laico)

12:00pm BST

1:00pm BST

Thursday, June 13

1:00pm BST

Friday, June 14

4:00pm BST