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Thursday, June 13 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Changing practices of internet manipulation

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(1) Changing practices of internet manipulation: Each of the African experts quickly give an input on what has changed in their respective country/region in terms of internet manipulation. The focus here really is on HOW the practices have changed (2) Legal implications: Both country/legal experts quickly reflect on what these changes mean for the violation of digital rights (3) Challenges for Disclosure: The technical experts discuss what these changes imply for measuring/disclosing practices of internet manipulation. (4) Outlook/Solutions: Together, we discuss what parallels we find across countries, how to tackle new challenges and how to create synergies.

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Lisa Garbe

Research associate, University of St.Gallen
Our research team maps and analyzes all African ISPs and their shareholders; ISP involvement in shutdowns; and consequences thereof

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Nighat Dad

Founder, Digital Rights Foundation
Nighat Dad is the ​Founder and executive director of the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), Pakistan, She has run the DRF since it was established in 2012, and has been a practicing lawyer since 2007, where she worked on civil​,​ criminal​ and now cyber​ litigation... Read More →
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Arthur Gwagwa

Senior Research Fellow, Strathmore University (CIPIT)
Arthur is currently working on a project funded by the Open Technology Fund. The project will detect, document, and analyze current and emerging cyber threats with a long term goal to mitigate their impact on users at risk in specific Sub-Saharan African countries especially around... Read More →
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Rigobert Kenmogne

Digital Rights Program Officer for francophnone Africa, Paradigm Initiative
Rigobert works with Paradigm Initiative as a Digital Rights Advocacy Program Officer for Francophone Africa with an office in Cameroon. Prior to this position, Rigobert Kenmogne worked as Google Policy Fellow for the same organization in this part of Africa. He is a Cameroonian webjournalist... Read More →
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Alp Toker

Executive Director, NetBlocks
Alp is founder of the netblocks.org digital rights initiative and award-winning Turkey Blocks collective, and Sakharov Fellow for Freedom of Thought with the European Parliament. He works on freedom of expression online, digital transparency and policy tooling for internet governance... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am BST
Oya 3 (Laico)