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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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Globe international center NGO
Communication manager
avatar for Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola (AhA)

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola (AhA)

Consultancy Support Services Ltd
avatar for Muhammad Jaballa (MJ)

Muhammad Jaballa (MJ)

Libyana / DDG
Telecom / Technical Coordinator
avatar for Plataforma en Defensa de la Libertad de Información (PDLI)

Plataforma en Defensa de la Libertad de Información (PDLI)

Plataforma en Defensa de la Libertad de Información (PDLI)
avatar for Ryma Abassi

Ryma Abassi

Assistant Professor
avatar for Susan Abbott

Susan Abbott

crosspollinate consulting
avatar for Shams Radhouani Abdi

Shams Radhouani Abdi

Content Producer

Rasha Abdulla

The American University in Cairo
avatar for Hazar Abidi

Hazar Abidi

Al Khatt
Editor In Chief of Jaridaty
avatar for Afef Abrougui

Afef Abrougui

Global Voices
Advox Lead Editor
avatar for Dridi Adel

Dridi Adel

IFES Tunisia
Project Officer
avatar for Vivian Affoah

Vivian Affoah

Media Foundation for West Africa
Programme Manager: Freedom Expression and Digital Rights Advocacy
avatar for Celina Agaton

Celina Agaton

Map the Philippines
Founder and Managing Director
avatar for Naman Aggarwal

Naman Aggarwal

Access Now
Asia Policy Associate

Dina Ahmad

Holistic Safety & Security Program officer

Soraya belhadj aissa

Data engineer

Malik Al-Abdeh

European Institute of Peace
Programme Manager
avatar for Nada al-Farhan

Nada al-Farhan

The SecDev Foundation
Field Team Manger, SalamaTech
avatar for Shahed Al-Hindi

Shahed Al-Hindi

Public Policy Manager, MENA
avatar for Mohammed Al-Maskati

Mohammed Al-Maskati

Front Line Defenders
Middle East and North African Digital Protection Coordinator
avatar for Bassam Al-Qadhi

Bassam Al-Qadhi

مؤسسة الصحافة الإنسانية Humanitarian Journalism Foundation
avatar for Majd Al-shihabi

Majd Al-shihabi

Media Democracy Fellow
avatar for Nadira Alaraj

Nadira Alaraj

EAST Team -Expert in Arabic Semantic Technologies- Palestine
avatar for Fahmi Albaheth

Fahmi Albaheth

ISOC - Yemen
avatar for Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm

Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm

Executive Director


Elbiro Media Foundation
avatar for Talal Alfayez

Talal Alfayez

Public Policy Manager, GCC and Yemen
avatar for Sarah Ali

Sarah Ali

Mobilisation Lab
Digital Organising Lead
avatar for Dunstan Allison-Hope

Dunstan Allison-Hope

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Managing Director
avatar for Kira Allmann

Kira Allmann

University of Oxford
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Media Law & Policy
avatar for Mohammed Alnaas

Mohammed Alnaas

RNW Media
Huna Libya Project Coordinator
avatar for Michel Lambert - Alternatives

Michel Lambert - Alternatives

Executive Director
avatar for Dorra Amara

Dorra Amara

Youth Engagement Officer

Maysa A. Amer

Free University of Berlin
Ph. D
avatar for Zied Ben Amor

Zied Ben Amor

Union des Enseignants Universitaires Chercheurs Tunisiens
Dr. Vice President
avatar for Peace Oliver Amuge

Peace Oliver Amuge

Women of Uganda Network ( WOUGNET)
Program Manager, Information Sharing & Networking

Ginna Anderson

ABA Center for Human Rights
Senior Counsel
avatar for Urvashi Aneja

Urvashi Aneja

Co-Founder & Director
avatar for Albert Antwi-Boasiako

Albert Antwi-Boasiako

National Cyber Security Centre/Ministry of Communications
National Cybersecurity Advisor

Namees Arnous


Sanghapali Aruna

Project Mukti
Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Amar Ashar

Amar Ashar

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Assistant Director of Research
avatar for Mahran Auyoun

Mahran Auyoun

SecDev Foundation
Digital Security Consultant & Trainer
avatar for Heather Awyan

Heather Awyan

Office Manager
avatar for Yohannes Eneyew Ayalew

Yohannes Eneyew Ayalew

School of Law, Samara University
Lecturer in Media Law

Mouldi AYARI

Jeunesse Sans Frontières
Secretary General

Kaveh Azarhoosh

Small Media
Senior Researcher

Ahmed Amine Azouzi

A+A creativity and innovation management consulting
Senior Consultant - Media and creative economy consultant
avatar for Anna Bacciarelli

Anna Bacciarelli

Amnesty International
Researcher & Adviser - AI & Big Data

Robin Backer

RNW Media - RNTC
International business developer
avatar for Amjad Badr

Amjad Badr

ICT Foundation for Development
Director General
avatar for Lorenzo Bagnoli

Lorenzo Bagnoli

IRPI, Italy
reporter and board member
avatar for Lorenzo Bagnoli

Lorenzo Bagnoli

Giornalista professionista freelance
avatar for Mikael Baker

Mikael Baker

USAID Global Development Lab
Senior ICT4D Advisor
avatar for Rob Baker

Rob Baker

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Director, Signal Program
avatar for Suzanne Bakker

Suzanne Bakker

Radio Dabanga at Free Press Unlimited
avatar for Rozália Klára Bakó

Rozália Klára Bakó

Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
Associate Professor
avatar for Mounira Balghouthi

Mounira Balghouthi

activiste tunisienne; chercheuse doctorante en Philosophie du genre dans l’ère numérique
avatar for Louise Balsmeyer

Louise Balsmeyer

Freedom of the Press Foundation
Director of Development
avatar for Darika Bamrungchok

Darika Bamrungchok

Digital Rights Coordinator
avatar for Alejandro Mayoral Banos

Alejandro Mayoral Banos

Indigenous Friends Association
Executive Director
avatar for Donna Baranski-Walker

Donna Baranski-Walker

Rebuilding Alliance
Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Joan Barata

Joan Barata

Stanford CIS
Intermediary Liability Fellow
avatar for heather barr

heather barr

Human Rights Watch
acting co-director, women's rights
avatar for Daniella Barreto

Daniella Barreto

Amnesty International Canada
Digital Activism Coordinator
avatar for Steven Barry

Steven Barry

Canadian Internet Registration Authority
Vice President, Information Technology
avatar for Ilias Bartolini

Ilias Bartolini

Human Rights Connected / ThoughtWorks
avatar for Varoon Bashyakarla

Varoon Bashyakarla

Tactical Tech
Data Scientist
avatar for Fahd Batayneh

Fahd Batayneh

Stakeholder Engagement Senior Manager, Middle East
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matthew battles

Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
Associate Director, metaLAB (at) Harvard

Mohammed Bawendi

Blogger/Civil Activist
avatar for Mohammed Bayazid

Mohammed Bayazid

Hadramout Gov. - Yemen

mjde bazyad

Radio Nama
avatar for Lea Beckmann

Lea Beckmann

Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte e.V. (GFF)
Litigator and Coordinator
avatar for Hamed Behravan

Hamed Behravan


Marc Behrendt

Freedom House
Director Europe and Eurasia Programs
avatar for Heidi Beirich

Heidi Beirich

Southern Poverty Law Center
Director, Intelligence Project

Youssef Belgacem

I Watch Tunisia
Project Coordinator
avatar for Luca Belli

Luca Belli

FGV Law School
Professor and Head of CyberBRICS.info

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