This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
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.

Important note: Whether you’re a session organizer, speaker, or participant, you’ll need to login to Sched or create an account in order to get the most out of the program (including creating a profile and building your own customized RightsCon schedule).

Be sure to get your ticket to RightsCon first. You can visit rightscon.org for more information.

RightsCon is brought to you by Access Now.
Back To Schedule
Wednesday, June 12 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Busting Out of the Echo Chamber: an inclusive approach to build diverse online communities and generate constructive conversations between polarized youth

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

In this interactive session we will gather input on how to create more and better civic spaces. We will discuss our inclusive approach for online community building in restrictive settings, including the challenges of putting this approach into practice. We will gather suggestions to improve our approach and supporting strategies. We will focus on lessons learned and best practices for creating: • Inclusive Teams: Using examples from the Libya and DRC, we will discuss the challenges of building diverse and inclusive teams. • Inclusive Content and Communities: Using examples from DRC, Burundi and Libya, we will describe our media and engagement strategies to create safe spaces where young people from different backgrounds can come together in ways often impossible in the offline space. • Inclusive Partnerships: How to engage the broadest spectrum of stakeholders? Different organisations will discuss how they use a multi-stakeholder approach to be more inclusive. • Inclusive Tech: Faster, cheaper internet is one way to make platforms more inclusive but often beyond our control. We will discuss how we optimise our platforms to make them more accessible and invite others to discuss their solutions to this issue.

avatar for Nigel Pedlingham

Nigel Pedlingham

Programme Manager Citizens' Voice, RNW Media
Nigel is Programme Manager of Citizens' Voice at the Netherlands based INGO RNW Media.RNW Media uses media for change. With innovative approaches to building digital media platforms and large scale inclusive digital communities RNW Media enables young people to make informed choices... Read More →

avatar for Michael J. Oghia

Michael J. Oghia

Advocacy & Engagement Manager, Global Forum for Media Development
Co-moderator, PL 4
avatar for Michele Ernsting

Michele Ernsting

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

Pavithra Ram

Content Strategist, RNW Media
Pavi is an international development specialist focused on the intersection of internet, media and social change. Currently a strategist in RNW Media’s social inclusion program- Citizens’ Voice, she helps build digital communities and create alternate/digital civic spaces in countries... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Carthage 2 (Laico)