The Design 4 Democracy Community at RightsCon 2021

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With the leading human rights in the digital age conference upon us, we wanted to round up all of the wonderful sessions that our community is running at RightsCon. Below you will find all of the session titles, dates and times in order, as well as links to directly add the session into your RightsCon calendar.

We'll see you online at RightsCon next week!

 

Monday, June 7th

Playing by the rules: working together to rein in nation-state cyber attacks
Jun. 7, 2021 | 10:45am - 11:45am EDT

D4D Tech Partner Microsoft

 

Protecting your gatherings online: digitally-mediated assemblies and international law
Jun. 7, 2021 | 10:45am - 11:45am EDT

D4D Member International Center for Not for Profit Law

 

“Direct Access”: Definitions, Demands, and Data 
Jun. 7, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

D4D Member Center for Democracy and Technology

 

How can we improve future elections through the use of past electoral observation recommendations?
Jun. 7, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

D4D Member International Republican Institution

 

Forging a global norm: human rights impact assessments (HRIAS) for government regulation or use of digital technologies
Jun. 7, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

D4D Tech Partner Microsoft

 

Fireside Chat: Matthew Prince and Joyce Hakmeh
Jun. 7, 2021 | 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT

D4D Tech Partner Cloudflare

 

Translating human rights into content moderation rules: the role of private companies, international organizations, and civil society
Jun. 7, 2021 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT

D4D Tech Partner Facebook


Innovating while managing risk: how to govern digital ethics at your company
Jun. 7, 2021 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT

D4D Tech Partner Microsoft

 

Navigating internet disruptions: a guide to VPN use
Jun. 7, 2021 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT

D4D Tech Partner Tunnelbear

 

Come play Democracy Dixit! Help us dream up a better world, and the path to getting there
Date/Time: 2:30-3:30pm ET on June 7

D4D Members: International Republican Institute, National Democratic Institute, and Center for International Private Enterprise

 

Building a responsible innovation practice from the ground up
Jun. 7, 2021 | 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT

D4D Tech Partner Facebook

 

Tuesday, June 8

Creating resilience ‌to disinformation and anti-democratic narratives through‌ ‌direct interpersonal outreach‌
Jun. 8, 2021 | 4:15am - 5:15am EDT

D4D Member NDI

 

High-profile figures, disintermediation, and responsibilities of online platforms
Jun. 8, 2021 | 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

D4D Advisory Board Member Maria Ressa 

 

Building the business case for digital rights: leveraging local private sector involvement in advancing internet freedom
Jun. 8, 2021 | 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

D4D Member Center for International Private Enterprise 

 

Global tech inequity and the impact of Silicon Valley’s laissez faire approach abroad
Jun. 8, 2021 | 9:15am - 10:15am EDT

D4D Member Internews

 

The role of social media in peace processes
Jun. 8, 2021 | 9:15am - 10:15am EDT

D4D Tech Partner Facebook

 

How to model threats using user personas, organizational archetypes, and adversary archetypes
Jun. 8, 2021 | 9:15am - 10:15am EDT

D4D Member Internews

 

Ballots, Bots, and BS: How to Restore Trust in American Elections
Jun. 8, 2021 | 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT

D4D Member Center for Democracy and Technology

 

Ending internet shutdowns: a path forward
Jun. 8, 2021 | 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT

D4D Member International Center for Not for Profit Law

 

No accountability without transparency: developing best practices for transparency reporting
Jun. 8, 2021 | 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT

D4D Member Internews

 

A discussion with Facebook on COVID-19 content policies
Jun. 8, 2021 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

D4D Tech Partner Facebook

 

One Ring to Rule Them All: Centralization and Coordination of Content Moderation
Jun. 8, 2021 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

D4D Member Center for Democracy and Technology
 

Elections in the digital age: internet freedom, impacts of social media, and where we go from here
Jun. 8, 2021 | 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT

D4D Tech Partner Facebook

 

North America Regional Social Hour: Tech, Rights, and Democracy with #Tech4Dem
Jun. 8, 2021 | 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT

D4D Members: International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute

 

1Up! Video game policy: tools to level up your activism in times of the Metaverse
Jun. 8, 2021 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

D4D Member Internews

 

Enfoques de alta y baja tecnología para la participación ciudadana de comunidades marginalizadas, rurales e indígenas
Jun. 8, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm EDT

D4D Member International Republican Institute 

 

Tech that tracks your emotions: exploring the capabilities, boundaries, and risks in the growing world of affective tech
Jun. 8, 2021 | 5:15pm - 6:15pm EDT

D4D Tech Partners Microsoft and Google

 

Co-designing digital security resources in Indigenous languages
Jun. 8, 2021 | 5:15pm - 6:15pm EDT

D4D Member Internews

 

Student Privacy Through a Lens of Community Engagement
Jun. 8, 2021 | 5:15pm - 6:15pm EDT

D4D Member Center for Democracy and Technology

 

Wednesday, June 9

The role of digital citizenship in building a safe and inclusive internet
Jun. 9, 2021 | 5:15am - 6:15am EDT

D4D Tech Partner Facebook

 

[email protected]: an East African network fights online violence against women
Jun. 9, 2021 | 5:15am - 6:15am EDT

D4D Member KICTANet

 

Exporting digital threats to democracy: regulating tech platforms abroad and its impact in Africa
Jun. 9, 2021 | 5:15am - 6:15am EDT

Open Internet for Democracy Initiative, project of D4D members NDI and CIPE

 

Web accessibility 101: enhancing user experiences of open source tools for people with disabilities
Jun. 9, 2021 | 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

D4D Member Internews

 

Introducing the new SAFETAG interface!
Jun. 9, 2021 | 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

D4D Member Internews

 

A united front for accountability: a multistakeholder discussion on deterrence and attribution in cyberspace
Jun. 9, 2021 | 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

D4D Tech Partner Microsoft

 

 

Contemplating content moderation in Africa: disinformation and hate speech in focus
Jun. 9, 2021 | 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

D4D Advisory Board Member Oxford Internet Institute 

 

Spotlight on digital authoritarianism 
Jun. 9, 2021 | 11:45am - 12:45pm PDT 

D4D Advisory Board Member Eileen Donahoe


Fireside chat: Nick Clegg and Eileen Donahoe
Jun. 9, 2021 | 12:45pm - 1:15pm EDT

D4D Advisory Board Member Eileen Donahoe and D4D Tech Partner Twitter

 

Is America back?: Scoring Biden’s tech and human rights agenda in year one
Jun. 9, 2021 | 1:30pm – 2:30pm EDT

D4D Member Carnegie Endowment and D4D Advisory Board Member Eileen Donahoe

 

JusticeAI: an AI-enabled digital platform to sort and analyze evidence of human rights abuses and war crimes
Jun. 9, 2021 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

D4D Member Benetech

 

Can YOU Explain How the Internet Really Works?
Jun. 9, 2021 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

D4D Member Center for Democracy and Technology

 

The future of the open internet
Jun. 9, 2021 | 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT

D4D Tech Partner Twitter and D4D Advisory Board Member Marietje Schaake

 

Immersive Inclusion: Using the power of AR/VR for Good in DEI 
Jun. 9, 2021 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

D4D Member Center for Democracy and Technology

 

Rights-holder engagement: closing reciprocity gaps
Jun. 9, 2021 | 5:15pm - 6:15pm EDT

D4D Tech Partner Facebook

 

Film screening: A Thousand Cuts
Jun. 9, 2021 | 7:45pm - 9:30pm EDT

D4D Advisory Board Member Maria Ressa

 

Thursday, June 10

Identifying barriers and solutions to sustaining and scaling local innovations
Jun. 10, 2021 | 7:15am - 8:15am EDT

D4D Member International Republican Institute

 

Global (South) representation: organizing a movement across time zones
Jun. 10, 2021 | 7:15am - 8:15am EDT

D4D Member Internews

 

Are girls free to be online? When social media giants listen to girls themselves
Jun. 10, 2021 | 7:15am - 8:15am EDT

D4D Tech Partner Facebook

 

Launching the Co/Act Toolkit: a DIY approach to develop your next digital product, service, or campaign
Jun. 10, 2021 | 8:30am - 9:30am EDT

D4D Member National Democratic Institute 

 

Fireside chat: Vijaya Gadde and Berhan Taye
Jun. 10, 2021 | 10:15am - 10:45am EDT

D4D Tech Partner Twitter and D4D Member Internews

 

Securing inclusive next frontier technologies that connect the remaining billions
Jun. 10, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

D4D Tech Partners Microsoft and Facebook

 

Upholding the rights of students with disabilities: using learnings from the pandemic to rethink inclusive education globally
Jun. 10, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

D4D Member Benetech

 

SO mainstream: new communities and creative approaches for popularizing digital rights advocacy
Jun. 10, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

 D4D Member Internews

 

Friday, June 11

Whose data is it anyway? Challenges and opportunities for gender inclusive digital rights in Africa
Jun. 11, 2021 | 4:45am - 5:45am EDT

D4D Advisory Board Member Oxford Internet Insitute

 

The unexplored dichotomy of internet access and online hate
Jun. 11, 2021 | 6:00am - 7:00am EDT

Open Internet for Democracy Initiative, project of D4D Members NDI and CIPE

 

Digital technologies, human rights due diligence, and the state-business nexus
Jun. 11, 2021 | 9:45am - 10:45am EDT

D4D Tech Partner Google

 

Fighting together: comprehensive strategies and democratic tools to combat disinformation
Jun. 11, 2021 | 9:45am - 10:45am EDT

D4D Members International Foundation for Electoral Systems and National Democratic Institute 

 

User insights without user surveillance: the clean insights approach to privacy-respecting analytics
Jun. 11, 2021 | 9:45am - 10:45am EDT

D4D Member Internews

 

Beyond Watching the Watchers: Government Misuse of Surveillance Technology and How to Stop it Through Multi Stakeholder Collaboration 
Jun. 11, 2021 | 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT

D4D Member Center for Democracy and Technology

 

Confronting Threats from All Sides: Building the Anti-Censorship Ecosystem 
Jun. 11, 2021 | 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT

D4D Members Internews and Center for Democracy and Technology

 

Prepare, prevent, resist: a guide for internet shutdown advocacy strategy and resilience
Jun. 11, 2021 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

D4D Member Internews

 

Building trust in technology through common principles: helping VPN providers establish principles to protect users and counteract bad actors
Jun. 11, 2021 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

D4D Tech Partner Cloudflare