Updated: APC at RightsCon 2016

By Mallory Knodel
Publisher: APCNews     Montreal, 23 March 2016

APC staff and members will be in San Francisco next week for RightsCon Silicon Valley. The schedule is overflowing with sessions on internet rights, 17 of which are ours! Fifteen member organisations from fourteen countries will be in attendance, including Alternatives (Quebec), BFES (Bangladesh), Bytes for All (Pakistan), Colnodo (Colombia), Derechos Digitales (Chile), Digital Empowerment Foundation (India), EngageMedia (Australia, Indonesia), eQualitie (Quebec), Fundación REDES (Bolivia), KICTANet (Kenya), Instituto DEMOS (Guatemala), May First/People Link (US), Media Matters for Democracy (Pakistan), Sulá Batsú (Costa Rica) and Women of Uganda Network (Uganda). Subscribe to our Twitter list.

See the APC Network schedule of events below. You can sync this schedule with your iCal using this URL: http://rightscon.sched.org/m82.ics

 

March 29, Tuesday

2:00pm —  6:30pm
EFF, 815 Eddy Street

Encuentro Latinoamericano de Sociedad Civil Pre RightsCon

Pre-RightsCon Latin American civil society meeting

 

March 30, Wednesday

12:00pm —  1:15pm
The Nest

Blogging Ideology: Consequences of religious expression in South Asia

APC members: Media Matters for Democracy, Bytes for All

2:30pm —  3:45pm
The Fishbowl

Hardly a Laughing Matter: Could Sexist Humor Amount to Dangerous Speech?

APC members: Bytes for All

2:30pm —  3:45pm
The Slate

Online Threats against Women: Case studies in Colombia and Costa Rica

APC members: Colnodo, Sulá Batsú

4:00pm —  5:00pm
The Fireside

The political economy of the zero-rating debate in the developing world - what are the stakes?

APC members and staff: Derechos Digitales, Valeria Betancourt

 

March 31, Thursday

9:00am —  10:15am
The Nest

Online Hate Speech: Identification and Strategies

APC staff: TBD.

9:00am —  10:15am
The Engine

Real Access for Women Online - Connecting the next Billions

APC members and staff: WOUGNET, Kictanet, Deborah Brown, Valeria Betancourt

9:00am —  10:15am
The Demo Room

Free the Speech: New Tech for Secure Communications

APC member: eQualitie

2:30pm —  3:45pm
The Lab

Do it yourself! Can the next billion build its own Internet connectivity?

APC members: Digital Empowerment Foundation

2:30pm —  3:45pm
The Hub

Driving a Paradigm Shift toward Human Rights-respecting Cybersecurity policy by design

APC staff: Mallory Knodel

4:00pm —  5:00pm
The Cottage

Big Brother and its Corporate Twin

APC members: Bytes for All, Digital Empowerment Foundation, Media Matters for Democracy

5:15pm —  6:15pm
The Fishbowl

Protest, Privacy, and the Private sector

APC members and staff: Digital Empowerment Foundation, Deborah Brown

5:15pm —  6:15pm
The Engine

Never underestimate domain names policies

APC members: Rafik Dammak

 

April 1, Friday

10:30am —  11:45am
The Bridge
TPP: Is Trade Policy Putting Digital Rights At Risk?

APC members: Derechos Digitales

4:00pm —  5:00pm
The Hub
Applying Rights-Respecting Policy: Hub Table Sessions

APC members: Derechos Digitales

4:00pm —  5:00pm
The Nest
Zero Rating: “Access for all” Or Curbing Freedom of Expression?

APC members: Digital Empowerment Foundation

5:15pm —  6:15pm
The Hub
Networks and Networking: Hub Table Sesions

APC members: May First/People Link

5:15pm —  6:15pm
The Hub
Big data and consumer surveillance

APC members: Sulá Batsú

5:15pm —  6:15pm
The Demo Room
Technology for Media Safety

APC members: Media Matters for Democracy.



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