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Thursday, May 17

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Hacia una CUIDAdanía Digital Village Main Stage Data Rights Policy: Do AI Ethics, Privacy and Open Data Activists need each other to succeed? 206C Trickle-Down Progress: Messaging Traps in Strategic Campaigning 201B Changes and Challenges, scary but necessary". Facing challenges in Digital Security Training models and how change could become a fantastic tool to achieve creative solutions 201A Internet Freedom in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Access Denied or Revived? 200B Levelling the Playing Field: Partisan Political Expression in a Digital World 203B Principles into Practice: Crowdsourcing Advocacy Strategies to Promote Digital Rights 206A Social Media Takedowns: Protecting Who? 202B Secure UX Principles: Let's build a checklist for user security and good design 201C Digital Access: Bridging the divide or bringing exclusion? 206D Elections and information disorders in Latin America. 205B Lightning Talks: Responses to Fake News: Blockchain, Critical Thought or Criminalization 205A Breaking the Silence: Digital Media and the Struggle for LGBTQ Rights in Iran 200C The global state of data protection 205C Global Perspectives on Technology Facilitated Violence Against Women and Girls 203A Shooting the messenger: the rise of intermediary liability around the world 204B Fireside Chat with Reddit CEO Steve Huffman and GC Melissa Tidwell 204C LIVE FROM GAZA: Telecon Bridge with Palestinian NGOs, Youth in Gaza City and Khan Younis 200A Smart Cities, Smart Decisions: the personal data of smart city citizens 206B Video Forensics at The New York Times 204A

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Inventing Digital Civil Society Village Main Stage Mobilising the Might of Rights: A Human Rights Based Approach to AI 202B Robots and Rights: Exploring the Impacts of Automation on the Future of Work 203A This Panel May Contain Sensitive Content: Automated Filtering and the Future of Free Expression Online 201B Who Did it? Why we need an International Cyber Attribution Organization to address nation-state attacks in cyberspace 200C Engaging Citizens at Scale in Restrictive Environments 203B My Network. My Choice - An overview of feminist and antipatriarchal autonomous infrastructures, from servers to hackerspaces 204A Tech Demo Block #3: Privacy and digital security for all 200A Addressing the digital divide in Indigenous Communities in North America 201C Prisoners' Rights in the Digital Age 205C Lightning Talks: Quantum Computation, Differential Privacy, and Cybersecurity Threats 205A Harmful Content: Fighting Online Terrorist Incitement and Politically Motivated Disinformation 204B Mind the Shark: Informational Flow in Natural Disasters, from Fake News to Rumors 200B Offline Doesn’t Exist Anymore 205B 10 days before the EU GDPR becomes applicable: are you ready? 204C Human Rights Requirements of Cross-Border Data Demands 201A Promoting LGBTI security and inclusion in the digital world: aligning policies and practices with the UN United Nations Human Rights​'s Global LGBTI Corporate Standards 206B McCarthyism for Muslims 206C Fast-forward to 2030: Can technology break the silos around human rights? 206D

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Mapping Digital Rights in Central America (and how to fund the work) Village Main Stage Lightning Talks: Who Decides? Dominant and Marginalized Voices for the Global Internet 205A Naming, Shaming & Litigating: Access to Human Rights Information Online 201B Reframed! Media Analysis for Digital Inclusion 200B On the Shoulders of Giants: Empowering the Next Generation of Digital Citizens 200C Building resilience: Creative responses to internet censorship + shutdowns 200A Coders Free Speech Rights in The Americas at Risk 201C Defending minority voices on a censored internet 205B Understanding Freedom of Expression in Southeast Asia: Internet Freedom and Online Censorship 203B Can trade agreements such as CPTPP NAFTA and RCEP be used as a tool for advancing digital rights? 204B Is it misinformation or persuasion that is the problem? 206A The Impact of the lack of Network Neutrality on Freedom of Expression in MENA region 204A Organizational Security for Organization Leaders 205C A communication operator's view on investigatory powers and privacy - what's our role? 203A Internet of (Stranger) Things: Privacy threats of the next generation of vulnerable devices 206C Transparency Reporting: The New Frontier 206B Access Now's Heroes at RightsCon 202B Africa’s Digital Rights Secretariat: Net Rights Africa Coalition and its prospects 201A Civic Storytelling at the Frontlines: Connecting Local to Global Narratives 206D Digital Landscapes of Trans Activism in Central Asia and Eastern Europe: Threats, Opportunities and Resistance 204C

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