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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.

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Turn It On and #KeepItOn: Connectivity and Shutdowns [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 12


What role for regulators in the digital era?
Through this session, participants will learn about the role, powers, responsibilities and challenges faced by regulators in the digital era. In this firechat discussion will feature a moderated discussion with regulators from the telecoms and tech area to discuss how their role have evolved in the digital era, what is the impact of tech giants on their work and what actions can they take to protect users' rights.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Caspian (Palais)
Thursday, June 13


Connecting for Inclusion: The devil is in the detail!
The challenge of connecting the next 3 billion internet users is not just about providing infrastructure, it is also about privacy, safety online, and online content. With this session, we bring three people who are in one way or another trying to connect people to the internet and help them stay connected.  

avatar for Chenai Chair

Chenai Chair

Research Manager: Gender and Digital Rights, World Wide Web Foundation
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Erik Hersman

CEO of BRCK, where we’re creating the on-ramp for affordable internet in Africa called Moja. Also the Co-founder of Ushahidi and founder of the iHub.

Thursday June 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Caspian (Palais)