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DRF at RightsCon 2019


DRF is proud to be heading towards RightsCon Tunis this week with a number of interesting sessions lined up especially for you! RightsCon brings together experts around the world to connect, strategize and come up with solutions regarding the evolving threats and issues individuals face online and offline.

We’d be part of interesting debates around fake news, surveillance, data protection, gender and privacy. We’re excited to bring our perspective to various emerging topics across the world and this year we will be laying a special emphasis on mental health and the stressors involved with the work that we do and how we cope with them. DRF’s Executive Director Nighat Dad along with the Program Manager of the Cyber Harassment Helpline Jannat Fazal will be speaking at various panels on throughout the week.


Jannat Fazal from DRF will be hosting a session on the 14th of June, Thursday titled, Where There Is Burnout There Is No Innovation: Managing stressors for a better physical and mental health from 2:15 pm till 3:30 pm. If you need further details about our session click on the link below:

DRF’s Executive Director Nighat Dad will also be speaking in 10 other sessions throughout #RightsCon. Keep a lookout for our sessions and here’s where you can find us:

12th June - Wednesday

Working it out - journalism in the digital area: why we need an international pledge for Information and Democracy now more than ever
9:00am - 10:15am
Host Organization: Reporters Without Borders

Global State of Data Protection
10:30am - 11:45am
Host Organization: Access Now

Discussion on the scope of responsibility when it comes to AI
12.45 pm- 1.45pm
Host: Article one and Microsoft Team
Landmark: Philanthropy in the 21st Century (Main stage)
2:15pm - 3:30pm
Host Organization: The Omidyar Group Philanthropy


Multi Stakeholder Models of Content Moderation: A global perspective
5:15pm - 6:30pm
Host Organization: Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) - Stanford University, ARTICLE 19


13th June - Thursday

Changing practices of internet manipulation
9:00am - 10:15am
Host Organisation: The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) - Strathmore Law School

Warning! Access to the Internet Is Suspended for Security Reasons- A policy discussion on the effectiveness of internet shutdowns
2:15pm - 3:30pm
Host organization: Software freedom law center


Combating harassment of women journalists in extremism ridden online spaces
3:45pm - 5:00pm
Organiser: Committee to Protect Journalists


14th June- Friday

Online Dissidence in the Global South

9:00am - 10:15am
Organiser: Bolobhi


Moving Beyond the Problem: Pathways to meaningful consent online
10:30 - 11:45
Organiser: Human Rights Big Data and Technology Project - University of Essex

Published by: Digital Rights Foundation in Blog

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