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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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Wednesday, June 12 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
My Rights, My Internet: Understanding global sentiment towards life online

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During this discussion, we will share findings from the recently completed 2019 Global Internet Sentiment Survey (GISS), and discuss what these data mean for the future of safety, trust, and access of the Internet. The GISS provides a unique perspective on perceptions of the Internet and how perceptions shape users’ interactions with and on the Internet. This year’s survey has a particular focus on digital identity, asking respondents about their personal fears and biases when it comes to engaging online. Using these data as a starting point for the discussion, this session will engage attendees and speakers in identifying ways of further collaboration to improve everyday citizens’ experiences online.

The survey, conducted by RIWI in partnership with RNW Media and Access Now is key to the RightsCon community, with the intention of creating a continuous conversation on the perceptions of these topics beyond the conclusion of RightsCon Tunis. Over 50,000 respondents engaged with the survey from 10 countries, many in which these data cannot be collected using traditional means. All data were gathered using RIWI’s proprietary methodology which puts the respondent’s personal safety and privacy at the center ensuring no personally identifiable information is collected. 

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Michele Ernsting

Director Programme Dev., RNW Media
Digital communities, alternative civic space, youth inclusion, love, sex & relationships, data for advocacy and honey bees.
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Carolyn Tackett

Global Campaign Strategist, Access Now
Carolyn is the Global Campaign Strategist at Access Now — an organization working to defend and extend the rights of users at risk around the world. She works with a diverse team to design advocacy campaigns, raise awareness, and fight for human rights in the digital age. Feel free... Read More →
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Mercedes Fogarassy

Portfolio Manager, Global Citizen Engagement, RIWI Corp.
Mercedes manages the Global Citizen Engagement portfolio at RIWI Corp., focusing on amplifying citizen voices for partners in the humanitarian sector, including the World Food Programme, USAID, Oxfam, Freedom House and more.RIWI is a global survey technology and sentiment analysis... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm BST
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