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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 Lucas Pretti

Lucas Pretti

Change.org Foundation
Global Product Director
avatar for Matthew Prince

Matthew Prince

Cofounder & CEO

Silvia Puglisi

The Tor Project
avatar for Miriam Puttick

Miriam Puttick

Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights
Head of Middle East and North Africa Programmes
avatar for Jie Qi

Jie Qi

Learning Designer, Creative Director, & Cofounder
avatar for Jean F. Queralt

Jean F. Queralt

The IO Foundation
Founder & CEO
avatar for Zara Rahman

Zara Rahman

The Engine Room
Deputy Director
avatar for Megha Rajagopalan

Megha Rajagopalan

BuzzFeed News
International correspondent

Anjana Rajan

avatar for Pavithra Ram

Pavithra Ram

RNW Media
Content Strategist
avatar for Khadeja Ramali

Khadeja Ramali

social media and data analyst
avatar for Bilal Randeree

Bilal Randeree

Media Development Investment Fund
Africa/MENA Director
avatar for Stephen Rapp

Stephen Rapp

US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Distinguished Fellow
avatar for Sabrina Rau

Sabrina Rau

Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, School of Law Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
Senior Research Officer
avatar for Laura Reed

Laura Reed

Ranking Digital Rights
Research and Engagement Manager
avatar for Gareth Rees

Gareth Rees


Yvonne McDermott Rees

Swansea University
avatar for David Reichel

David Reichel

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Project Manager
avatar for Lisa Reinsberg

Lisa Reinsberg

International Justice Resource Center
Executive Director
avatar for Afsaneh Rigot

Afsaneh Rigot

avatar for Bronwen Robertson

Bronwen Robertson

avatar for Katitza Rodriguez

Katitza Rodriguez

Electronic Frontier Foundation
International Rights Director
avatar for Paul Roeland

Paul Roeland

Clean Clothes Campaign
transparency lead
avatar for Rafal Rohozinski

Rafal Rohozinski

avatar for Anna Romandash

Anna Romandash

Digital Communication Network
Community Manager
avatar for Carolina Rossini

Carolina Rossini

RightsCon Director
avatar for Gabe Rottman

Gabe Rottman

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

Javier Ruiz

Policy Director
avatar for Isaac Rutenberg

Isaac Rutenberg

Strathmore University
avatar for Derek Ruths

Derek Ruths

Charitable Analytics International
Chief Architect
avatar for Rebecca Ryakitimbo

Rebecca Ryakitimbo

Paradigm Innitiative
Google Policy Fellow-East Africa
avatar for Jan Rydzak

Jan Rydzak

Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator
Associate Director for Program
avatar for Pilar Sáenz

Pilar Sáenz

Fundación Karisma
Project Manager

Mohamed Sameh

Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF)
International Relations Advisor
avatar for Renate Samson

Renate Samson

Open Data Institute
Senior Policy Advisor
avatar for Barrie Sander

Barrie Sander

Fundação Getulio Vargas
Postdoctoral Fellow
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 Raphael Satter

Raphael Satter

Associated Press
Cybersecurity Writer
avatar for Margaret Satterthwaite

Margaret Satterthwaite

Bernstein Institute for Human Rights & Global Justice Clinic
avatar for Raashi Saxena

Raashi Saxena

Gapminder Foundation
avatar for Alan M. Sears

Alan M. Sears

Leiden University
avatar for Anass Sedrati

Anass Sedrati

Wikimedia Morocco
avatar for 'Gbenga Sesan

'Gbenga Sesan

Paradigm Initiative
Executive Director
avatar for Mindy Seu

Mindy Seu

Harvard Graduate School of Design
Berkman Klein Center for the Internet & Society Fellow
avatar for Katie Shaw

Katie Shaw

Open Apparel Registry
Stakeholder Manager
avatar for Katie Shay

Katie Shay

Senior Legal Counsel

Jonah Sheridan

Information Ecology
avatar for Ilia Siatitsa

Ilia Siatitsa

Privacy International
Legal Officer
avatar for Vijay Simhan

Vijay Simhan

Humanity United
Manager, Investments
avatar for Sarvjeet Singh

Sarvjeet Singh

Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi
Executive Director
avatar for Shannon Raj Singh

Shannon Raj Singh

Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Legal Officer

Sivu Siwisa

The Engine Room
Digital ID Project Coordinator
avatar for Charlotte Slaiman

Charlotte Slaiman

Public Knowledge
Senior Policy Counsel
avatar for Aiden Slavin

Aiden Slavin

Chief of Stuff
avatar for Logan Smith

Logan Smith

Progress North Carolina
Communications Director
avatar for Isabel de Sola

Isabel de Sola

Secretariat for the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation
Senior Advisor
avatar for Brett Solomon

Brett Solomon

Access Now
Co-Founder and Executive Director

Jiwon Son

OpenNet Korea
avatar for Steve Song

Steve Song

Mozilla Foundation
avatar for Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Equality Labs
Thenmozhi is an artist, activist, and technologist with Equality Labs.

Jochen Spangenberg

Deutsche Welle
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Megan Squire

Megan Squire

Elon University
Professor of Computer Science
avatar for Alissa Starzak

Alissa Starzak

Head of Public Policy
avatar for Fabro Steibel

Fabro Steibel

IRM brazil and Executive director at ITS Rio
General Coordinator
avatar for Liz Steininger

Liz Steininger

Least Authority
CEO/Managing Director
avatar for Amie Stepanovich

Amie Stepanovich

Access Now
U.S. Policy Manager
avatar for Peter Stern

Peter Stern

Policy Manager for Stakeholder Engagement

Nicola Straker

Education Director, NY/NJ

Francisca Stuardo

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

Prasanth Sugathan

Legal Director
avatar for David Sullivan

David Sullivan

Global Network Initiative
Learning & Development Director
avatar for Mark Surman

Mark Surman

Mozilla Foundation
Executive 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 Sana Ben Taher

Sana Ben Taher

Radio web Metline
Citizen reporter
avatar for Tara Tarakiyee

Tara Tarakiyee

Open Tech Fund
Program Manager
avatar for Kristen Tcherneshoff

Kristen Tcherneshoff

Director of Community
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 Yana Tovpeko

Yana Tovpeko

NGO Fulcrum UA
Communications manager
avatar for Tom Trewinnard

Tom Trewinnard

Programs & Partnerships
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 Zeynep Tufekci

Zeynep Tufekci

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Associate Professor
avatar for Arsene Tungali

Arsene Tungali

Rudi International
Executive Director
avatar for Leandro Ucciferri

Leandro Ucciferri

Asociación por los Derechos Civiles
Policy Analyst
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 Alfredo Velazco

Alfredo Velazco

Usuarios Digitales
avatar for Jamila Venturini

Jamila Venturini

Derechos Digitales
Regional Coordinator
avatar for Francisco Vera

Francisco Vera

Privacy International
Advocacy officer
avatar for Henri Verdier

Henri Verdier

Ambassador for Digital Affairs
avatar for Alinda Vermeer

Alinda Vermeer

Media Legal Defence Initiative
Senior Legal Officer

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