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Welcome to the Official Schedule for RightsCon 2019, the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age.

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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avatar for Gabe Rottman

Gabe Rottman

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Director of the Technology and Press Freedom Project
avatar for Javier Roura

Javier Roura

ProtectDefenders.eu, the EU Human Rights Defenders mechanism
Communication Officer
avatar for Yazan Abu Al Rous

Yazan Abu Al Rous

Business Development Expert
avatar for Thalia Kehoe Rowden

Thalia Kehoe Rowden

Human Rights Measurement Initiative
Communications Lead
avatar for Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy

The Edge Group
avatar for Paulina (Paula) Rudnicka

Paulina (Paula) Rudnicka

ABA Rule of Law Initiative
Legal Advisor
avatar for Javier Ruiz

Javier Ruiz

Policy Director
avatar for Rebecca Ryakitimbo

Rebecca Ryakitimbo

Paradigm Innitiative
Google Policy Fellow-East Africa

Khalid Said

Oxfam International
Digital Medja


Tunisie Telecom
Chief Security Officer
avatar for Barrie Sander

Barrie Sander

Fundação Getulio Vargas
Postdoctoral Fellow
avatar for David Sangokoya

David Sangokoya

World Economic Forum
Project and Knowledge Lead, Civil Society and the Fourth Industrial...
avatar for Rieneke Van Santen

Rieneke Van Santen

Zamaneh Media
Executive Director
avatar for Bruna Santos

Bruna Santos

Coding Rights
Policy and Advocacy analyst
avatar for Nikos Sarris

Nikos Sarris

Head of iLab
avatar for Ikram Ben Sassi

Ikram Ben Sassi

Council of Europe
Senior Project Officer
avatar for Raphael Satter

Raphael Satter

Associated Press
Cybersecurity Writer
avatar for Margaret Satterthwaite

Margaret Satterthwaite

Bernstein Institute for Human Rights & Global Justice Clinic

Peter Saugman

Regional Ops. Manager
avatar for Raashi Saxena

Raashi Saxena

Gapminder Foundation
avatar for Norman Schräpel

Norman Schräpel

Senior Expert Digital Development and Senior Project Manager
avatar for Norman Schräpel

Norman Schräpel

GIZ / Germany
Head of Programme Digital Development

Philipp Schwoerer

Head of Project
avatar for Anass Sedrati

Anass Sedrati

Wikimedia Morocco
avatar for Katrina Seidel

Katrina Seidel

Vera Solutions
Business Development

Ahmed Selmi


Hassen Selmi

Access Now
Security Incident Handler

Lisa-Marie Selvik

University of Bergen
PhD candidate
avatar for 'Gbenga Sesan

'Gbenga Sesan

Paradigm Initiative
Executive Director
avatar for Imran Ahmed Shah

Imran Ahmed Shah

Urdu Internet Society, IGF Pakistan
avatar for Raed M. Sharif

Raed M. Sharif

The SecDev Foundation
Senior Regional Manager- Digital Safety MENA
avatar for Katie Shaw

Katie Shaw

Open Apparel Registry
Stakeholder Manager

Jonah Sheridan

Information Ecology
avatar for Ahmed Shire

Ahmed Shire

National Coalition Of Human Rights Defenders-Kenya
ICT Officer
avatar for Ilia Siatitsa

Ilia Siatitsa

Privacy International
Legal Officer
avatar for Vijay Simhan

Vijay Simhan

Humanity United
Manager, Investments

Spandana Singh

New America's Open Technology Institute
Policy Analyst

Sivu Siwisa

The Engine Room
Digital ID Project Coordinator
avatar for Charlotte Slaiman

Charlotte Slaiman

Public Knowledge
Senior Policy Counsel
avatar for Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith

Resistance Mom Podcast
Host and Producer
avatar for Logan Smith

Logan Smith

Progress North Carolina
Communications Director
avatar for Aeoub Sofian

Aeoub Sofian

Apuleius Foundation
avatar for Natalia Soloviova

Natalia Soloviova

"Holistic Security +" Crew
The Head
avatar for Dan Spealman

Dan Spealman

Chief of Party, INSPIRES
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Megan Squire

Megan Squire

Elon University
Professor of Computer Science
avatar for Sharan Srinivas

Sharan Srinivas

Open Society Foundations
Program Officer

Surabhi Srivastava

Love Matters India
Program Manager
avatar for Ali Srour

Ali Srour

Data Aurora
Co-Founder and Data Scientist
avatar for Christel Steigenberger

Christel Steigenberger

Wikimedia Foundation
Trust & Safety Specialist
avatar for Stephen Steim

Stephen Steim

New Media Advocacy Project
Executive Director
avatar for Liz Steininger

Liz Steininger

Least Authority
CEO/Managing Director

Francisca Stuardo

Center for Justice and International Law
Communications senior officer
avatar for Prasanth Sugathan

Prasanth Sugathan

Legal Director
avatar for Joanna Surwillo

Joanna Surwillo

Project Manager
avatar for Andrew Sushko

Andrew Sushko

Human Constanta
Co-founder, Deputy Director
avatar for Nicolas Suzor

Nicolas Suzor

Queensland University of Technology
avatar for Daria Sydorenko

Daria Sydorenko

The Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR)
Advocacy menage
avatar for Katarzyna Szymielewicz

Katarzyna Szymielewicz

Panoptykon Foundation
Cofounder and president
avatar for Carolyn Tackett

Carolyn Tackett

Access Now
Global Campaign Strategist
avatar for Marlyn Tadros

Marlyn Tadros

Virtual Activism
avatar for Sana Ben Taher

Sana Ben Taher

Radio web Metline
Citizen reporter
avatar for Lars Tallert

Lars Tallert

Fojo Media Institute
Head of Policy and International Development
avatar for Tara Tarakiyee

Tara Tarakiyee

Open Tech Fund
Program Manager
avatar for Kristen Tcherneshoff

Kristen Tcherneshoff

Programs Director
avatar for Befeqadu Hailu Techane

Befeqadu Hailu Techane

Addis Maleda newspaper
Executive Deputy Editor
avatar for Sue Anne Teo

Sue Anne Teo

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Senior Programme Officer
avatar for Laura Bianca Thomi

Laura Bianca Thomi

Global Campus
avatar for Dumitru Tira

Dumitru Tira

Institute for the Prevention of Hybrid Threats
Managin Director
avatar for Martin Tisné

Martin Tisné

Managing Director
avatar for Alp Toker

Alp Toker

Executive Director
avatar for Leonie van Tongeren

Leonie van Tongeren

Fund Manager
avatar for Aymen Touihri

Aymen Touihri

Al Khatt
avatar for Zied Touzani

Zied Touzani

Head of AI partnerships
avatar for Yana Tovpeko

Yana Tovpeko

NGO Fulcrum UA
Communications manager
avatar for Wendy Trott

Wendy Trott

Investment Associate
avatar for Clara Tsao

Clara Tsao

Former Senior Advisor for Emerging Technology, 5G and IOT at...
avatar for Karen Tse

Karen Tse

International Bridges to Justice
Founder & CEO
avatar for jill tucker

jill tucker

C&A Foundation
Head of Labour Rights Programme
avatar for Arsene Tungali

Arsene Tungali

Rudi International
Executive Director

Laura Tyrell

Public Relations
avatar for Leandro Ucciferri

Leandro Ucciferri

Asociación por los Derechos Civiles
Policy Analyst
avatar for Smita V

Smita V

Point of View
Second Lead, Digital Projects
avatar for Claudia von Vacano

Claudia von Vacano

University of California, Berkeley
Executive Director
avatar for Diego Valadares

Diego Valadares

UN Human Rights
Human Rights Officer
avatar for Mariana Valente

Mariana Valente

avatar for Svitlana Valko

Svitlana Valko

Truth Hounds
Executive Director
avatar for Walter Veirs

Walter Veirs

Mott Foundation
Senior Program Officer
avatar for Lisa Vermeer

Lisa Vermeer

Dutch MFA
Senior Policy Officer
avatar for Lisa Vermeer

Lisa Vermeer

Digital Policy Advisor

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