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Wednesday, June 12 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) Open Forum

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The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) is an intergovernmental coalition of 30 countries committed to advancing Internet freedom – free expression, association, assembly, and privacy online – worldwide. This Open Forum session will provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about the FOC's latest activities under Ghana's Chairmanship of the Coalition and the FOC's priorities under the Program of Action for 2019-2020. This session will include the opportunity to learn about the FOC's latest Joint Statement. In this session RightsCon participants will be encouraged to engage directly with the panellists, consisting of FOC Members and Members of the FOC Advisory Network. Participants in the session will be invited to pose questions and comments, and participate in a lively discussion on promoting and protecting human rights in the face of ongoing and emerging threats to freedom online.

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Lisa Vermeer

Senior Policy Officer, Dutch MFA
Senior Policy Advisor on Human Rights and InternetDutch Focal Point for the Freedom Online CoalitionManaging Dutch Internet Freedom project portfolio Human Rights FundFormer advisor to Dutch MPs on EU Justice and Home affairs, former research fellow at the Scientific Council for Government... Read More →
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Tatiana Tropina

Leiden University
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Wafa Ben-Hassine

Global Policy Counsel, Access Now
Wafa Ben-Hassine is a New York qualified attorney specializing in international law and technology. She is currently a Global Policy Counsel for Access Now, an international non-profit organization defending and extending human rights in the digital age. In her current role, she manages... Read More →
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Albert Antwi-Boasiako

National Cybersecurity Advisor, National Cyber Security Centre/Ministry of Communications
Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako is the National Cybersecurity Advisor, responsible for advising the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Communications on the implementation of Ghana’s national cybersecurity policy and strategy. Albert is also a Cyber Security Expert with the Interpol... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm BST
Leptis (Laico)