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[liberationtech] Announcing RightsCon Southeast Asia

Peter Micek peter at accessnow.org
Wed Oct 22 09:33:08 PDT 2014


Hi LibTechrs,

As you may know, RightsCon Southeast Asia <http://rightscon.org> is taking
place March 24-24 in Manila at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

For those of you who have participated in a RightsCon in the past, you know
that these conferences are opportunities for different communities to come
together - activists, companies, thinkers, investors, engineers, and
government officials all gather to discuss the tensions and opportunities
at the intersection of human rights and the internet.  Why Southeast
Asia?   Because it's a region where 40% of the world's internet users are
making incredible uses of emerging and online technologies to develop their
economies and champion human rights - while at the same time experiencing
censorship, surveillance, and attacks on basic rights.

This year, Access <http://accessnow.org> has teamed up with EngageMedia
<http://engagemedia.org> and local partner Foundation for Media Alternatives
<http://fma.ph>, and we're working to create spaces for multistakeholder
dialogue on human rights best practices in the tech sector in Southeast
Asia.

Our program is open to submissions
<https://rightscon.org/submitasession/why.php>, and we're looking to you to
help us shape the agenda.  We're encouraging submissions on the following
themes:

- Protecting rights online in the age of surveillance
- Technology and infrastructure interdependence
- Digital rights and economic development
- Freedom of expression and Open Data
- Tech solutions for human rights challenges
- Limiting and measuring risk in the ICT sector

*The deadline for submissions is November 15th.*  If you have any
questions, please head over to our guidelines
<https://rightscon.org/submitasession/guidelines.php> page, or email Rian
Wanstreet (rian (at) accessnow (dot) org).

And because we love you guys, here's a 25% off code
<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rightscon-southeast-asia-tickets-9589902657?discount=EB25>
for tickets.

Really looking forward to seeing you in Manila!

Cheers,
Peter

-- 
Peter Micek
Senior Policy Counsel
Access | accessnow.org <http://www.accessnow.org>
rightscon.org

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