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Friday, June 14 • 9:00am - 10:30pm
Democratising religious discourse through technology

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This session seeks an open discussion from the participants on the following issues: A. How does technology aid in the exercise of right to religion or belief? B. What are the ways in which hate speech laws are used to target vulnerable speakers? C. Are hate speech and religion specific expression laws effective or acceptable when applied to online spaces? C. How can we engage with the Rabat Action Plan and the Istanbul process to incorporate online and gender related challenges? D. Are there opportunities to work out better ways in which online platforms can deal with hate speech, political censorship and other forms of intimidation of speakers online? Specifically, how can online platforms engage better with these issues in the Global South? E. What are the significant and creative counter speech movements in Asia and what has been their contribution?

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Gayatri Khandhadai

Asia Policy Regional Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)


Friday June 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30pm BST
Limes (Laico)