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wassim ben slimene

El Mamoura, Nabul, Tunisia
I am rightscon volunteer
Wednesday, June 12

1:00pm BST

2:15pm BST

Authoritarianism killed radio stars Biscay (Palais) Future Proof: Imagining a tech positive future Hannibal (Laico) Ending Impunity for Online Violence Against Women in Politics Elydhafa (Laico) Are we seriously going to trade away our privacy like cars, rice, or bananas? Carthage 3 (Laico) Data Trust Models in the Digital Era: A public, private and people matter Celtic (Palais) 20 Years Since the Human Rights Defenders Declaration was Adopted at the UN, Over 150 HRDs Got Together in Paris to Celebrate Achievements, Discuss Current Challenges and Devise an Action Plan Cyrene (Laico) Fighting for Human Rights and Democracy in the Digital World: New tools, new actors – How to be more efficient? Village Stage (Laico) Securing a Line of Connectivity in War-torn Yemen: Shutdowns, blocking, and action Oya 3 (Laico) A Friend in Need Is a Friend Indeed: Building on the first public statements by business and civil society on business protection of civic freedoms Jelsa (Laico) Busting Out of the Echo Chamber: an inclusive approach to build diverse online communities and generate constructive conversations between polarized youth Carthage 2 (Laico) Indigenous Community Meetup Limes (Laico) Internet Regulation - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: A model for regulatory effectiveness Oya 1 (Laico) Outcomes of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and Presentation of the Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report Adean (Palais) Strategically Litigating Internet Shutdowns and Cybercrime Laws in Africa: Reflecting on steps taken and the road ahead Oya 2 (Laico) Government Hacking: Corporate Resistance or Assistance? Utique (Laico) Fundraising in the Post-Election Era: How to respond to unpredictable events and prepare for them in the future. Carthage 1 (Laico) Landmark: Philanthropy in the 21st Century The BeeHive (Palais) Strategic Litigation against Network Shutdowns-Successes and Challenges Leptis (Laico) What role for regulators in the digital era? Caspian (Palais)

3:45pm BST

Engaging Citizens at Scale in Restrictive Environments Village Stage (Laico) The Future of Human Rights in the Governance of Artificial Intelligence Carthage 1 (Laico) Collective Solutions for Catalyzing Change to Address Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence: An interactive workshop Carthage 2 (Laico) A Warrant for Your DNA: What the Golden State Killer, Police, and Genetic Testing Services Share in Common Oya 1 (Laico) Tracker versus Trackee: The chasm between individuals’ understanding of online tracking and the real data collection (and processing) power of trackers and what can be done to bridge the divide Oya 2 (Laico) International Protocol for Open Source Investigations Amilcar (Laico) How Tech Firms Enable Human Rights Violations in Palestine Jelsa (Laico) Lookie Here: The good, the bad, and the ugly of location services Cyrene (Laico) Tracking Takedown Transparency Today and Tomorrow: Lessons learned and next steps for the emerging practice of transparency reporting on content moderation Dougga (Laico) Sustainable Practices Workshop - Sharing What Works Biscay (Palais) Hacking Hackathons with a feminist perspective Adean (Palais) This is Not Legal Advice: How lawyers navigate troubled waters and keep the NGO afloat Utique (Laico) Cyber Harm, Let's Avoid It: Building cybersecurity capacity that protects human rights El Jem (Laico) From Crypto-wars to Crypto-Peace: How do we improve encryption policy in the real world? Hannibal (Laico) Getting a Handle on Facial Recognition Tech Elyssa (Laico) Keeping students safe and free: creating a shared statement of concerns around social media surveillance in education Limes (Laico) Landmark: The Global State of Surveillance Tech - In Conversation with UN Special Rapporteurs The BeeHive (Palais) Bridge the Gap: Bringing Your Case to the U.N. Caspian (Palais) Votek: e-Governance solution for participatory democracy Leptis (Laico) "Data Driven" Foreign Aid and "Digital Development" Strategies: Are we disrupting disenfranchisement - or scaling It? L'Escale (Laico) Prepare Don't Panic: Strategize a human rights-based response to deepfake technologies, synthetic media, and increasing volumes of visual misinformation Elydhafa (Laico) From Failure to Hockeystick Growth - Human Centered Design and Lean Start-Up to Scale Social Impact Celtic (Palais) Improving the Net: Applying UNESCO’s internet universality R.O.A.M indicators for evidence-based policy-making Carthage 3 (Laico) Network Disruptions in Times of Conflict: Strategies for circumvention and resistance Oya 3 (Laico)

5:15pm BST

Thursday, June 13

10:30am BST