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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 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Meme Campaigns and Propaganda

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In this panel and workshop, we will hear from three experts in memetics and politics. It will begin with a panel discussion amongst the participants. Sage Cheng is the Design and UX Lead at Access Now, and she has developed countless digital media campaigns and design strategies in the context of civil society. Caroline Sinders is the author of the Pepe Archive, a web archive commissioned by Rhizome. Wafaa Heikal serves as research and communications associate at Meedan, where their software is used to analyze and catalog internet memes. The panel will then turn into a workshop, focused on creative practices for both utilizing memes and defending against memes designed to attack, distract or confuse. Attendees with workshop a campaign and then be asked to develop a meaningful response to an attempt to attack or co-opt their campaign. The facilitators will help organize different scenarios and useful responses. Afterward, we will come together as a big group to catalog lessons learned, open questions and specific paths forward.



Meedan builds digital tools for global journalism and translation. We are a team of designers, technologists and journalists who focus on open source investigation of digital media and crowdsourced translation of social media.

Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am BST
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