D4D Participation at RightsCon

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RightsCon

We're excited to have a robust presence at this year's RightsCon and to take full advantage of learning from not only our members but so many other diverse voices speaking on some of the most pressing challenges in the human rights and digital spaces.

Below is the full schedule of the sessions that our members, tech partners, and Advisory Board are participating in. Click on the links to RSVP. All times listed below are in Eastern Standard Time.

Monday, July 27, 2020

11:15-12:15pm 

Session
Hello From the Other Side: What Can Activists Do to Stamp Out Corruption Post Democratic Transition

D4D Member
International Republican Institute

 

Session
How do we know we can trust you? Weighing the strength of platforms' commitments to provide content moderation appeals

D4D Tech Partner
Facebook

 

Session
Tackling terrorist and violent extremist content online: an open discussion with the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

D4D Advisory Board Member
Eileen Donahoe

 

1:45-2:45pm

Session
Digital authoritarianism inside out: hacking internet governance through surveillance, censorship, and shutdowns

D4D Members
National Democratic Institute 

Center for International Private Enterprise

 

4:15-5:15pm

Session
AI watched over by machines of loving grace: facial recognition, 1 CCTV camera for every 8 people, and protecting rights

D4D Tech Partner
Microsoft

 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

6-7am

Session
Democracy 2030: What Should it Look Like?

D4D Member
International Republican Institute

 

12:45-1:45pm

Session
UN Special Rapporteur for the freedoms of assembly and association: 10th anniversary, achievements, and vision for the next 10 years

D4D Member
International Center for Not-For-Profit Law
 

 

Session
Human rights in the AR/VR era: privacy, safety, and responsible innovation in the immersive future

D4D Tech Partner
Facebook

 

2-3pm

Session
Fireside Chat: Brad Smith, President of Microsoft

D4D Tech Partner
Microsoft

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

8:45-9:45am

Session
Taiwan voted to save its own democracy: a documentary on civic tech in the information space

D4D Member
National Democratic Institute 

 

11:15-12:15pm

Session 
New Influencers: putting digital rights on the policy agenda

D4D Member
Center for International Private Enterprise

 

4:15-5:15pm

Session
Securing elections during COVID-19: online threats, vulnerabilities, and resources to protect the foundations of democracy

D4D Members
National Democratic Institute

International Republican Institute

D4D Tech Partners
Microsoft

Cloudflare

 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

9-10am

Session
Empowering the documentarians: a conversation about standard-setting, data ownership, and returning international advocacy to the grassroots

D4D Member
Benetech

 

12-1pm

Session
COVID-19: a new front in the information war against elections

D4D Members
International Foundation of Electoral Systems

International IDEA

 

Friday, July 31, 2020

8:30-9:30am

Session
Freedom Online Coalition Open Forum

D4D Advisory Board Member
Eileen Donahoe

 

11:15-12:15pm

Session
Fireside Chat: David Kaye, outgoing U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression

D4D Advisory Board Member
Maria Ressa

 

12:30-1:30pm

Session
Beyond the Platform: Content Moderation and Internet Infrastructure

D4D Tech Partner
Cloudflare

 

1:45-2:45pm

Session
The Revolution will be Tracked: Protecting Activism in the Age of Mass Surveillance

D4D Tech Partner
Facebook