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Friday, May 18 • 10:30 - 11:45
A technologist, a policy wonk, and an Internet freedom advocate walk into a bar: Assessing how Internet Communities build bridges for human rights.

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The experience of human rights on the Internet has forced a convergence of previously distinct academic disciplines and policy perspectives. Social science methodology blend with information and communication data promises rigorous research, the findings of which feed into evidence-supported policy engagement processes. As much as there is consensus on the value of such cross-disciplinary engagements, the challenges of forging successful partnerships are evident, in part due to the legacy of disciplinary boundaries and varied skill sets.

This session seeks to interrogate how these distinct disciplines have worked together in the last decade in the Internet and human rights ecosystem, what could have been done better, and what opportunities exist for research, policy, and advocacy work.


Friday May 18, 2018 10:30 - 11:45
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