RightsCon Southeast Asia is just weeks away, so buy your tickets now!*
*Access and EngageMedia are committed to making RightsCon Southeast Asia accessible and open to all. Please familiarize yourself with our Financial Support and Participant Ticket Policy. If you would prefer to not to register through eventbrite, please email conference [at] accessnow.org.
RightsCon invites stakeholders from all sectors to participate. Below is a sample of the speakers you can expect to see at RightsCon Southeast Asia.
Legislative Council, Hong Kong
Executive Director, Point of View; Board Member, Wikimedia Foundation
EO Networking, Inc, Internet Hall of Fame Global Connector
Executive Director, Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)
Managing Partner, 500 Startups. Founder, SAYS.com
Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party
Special Rapporteur for the United Nations Human Rights Council
Regional Bureau Director Asia Pacific, ISOC
Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft
Prof. Park Kyung-sin
Founding Director, Open Net, Professor, Korea University Law School
Yahoo, Senior Legal Counsel, Business and Human Rights
Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association, Managing Director, TRPC Pte Ltd, & Convenor, Young Leaders’ Programme Singapore (YLP SG)
Director of Ranking Digital Rights Project, New America Foundation
Director of Security for First Look Media
Co-founder of Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture and a coordinator for Thai Netizen Network (TNN)
Head of Strategies and Asia Initiatives for Asia Pacific, ICANN
Bertrand de La Chapelle
Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Project
President, Radio Free Asia
Head of Public Policy, Mozilla
Co-Foundation, ICT Watch
Independent Computer Security Researcher & Core Member of Tor Project
Htaike Htaike Aung
Co-Founder; Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO)
Founder GNU Project and Free Software Foundation
Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society India, Brown University
Associate Vice President, Media Relations, FitzGibbon Media
Executive Director, Paradigm Iniitiative
Executive Director, Digital Rights Pakistan
Managing Director, Advisory Services, BSR
Project Manager, Hong Kong Transparency Report, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong
South Asia Director, Accountability Counsel
Dr. Agnes Callamard
Freedom of Expression & Information Project; Special Adviser to the President of the University, Columbia University
Executive Director, Human Rights Center, University of California Berkeley School of Law
Executive Director, Global Partners
Senior Policy Advisor, Internet & Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands
International Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Chat Garcia Ramilo
Deputy Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communicaitons (APC)
Blogger, Advocate and Strategist
Principal Director, Open Technology Fund, Radio Free Asia
Editor, Digital News Asia
Renata Avila, Global Campaigns Manager, Web We Want
J. Bob Alotta
Executive Director, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Director, Tor Project
Senior Researcher on Internet & Human Rights, Human Rights Watch
Executive Director, Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA) Filipinas
Co-founder, Sinar Project
Senior Program Officer, Physicians for Human Rights
Head of Business Sustainability, Telenor Myanmar
Richa Kaul Padte
Senior Programme Officer, Article 19
Managing Director, Cross Sector Mapping
Prof. Pirongrong Ramasoota
Head of the Department of Journalism and Information, at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Vice President, Asia-Pacific, BSR
Gil Francis Arevalo
Communications with Communities (CwC) Officer, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - The Philippines
Counsel at CloudFlare
Coordination Unite on Cyber Foreign Policy Germany
Mimin Dwi Hartono
Investigator, Indonesia National Commission on Human Rights
Prof. Sinta Dewi Rosadi
Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Padjadjaran University
President/CEO, Imperium Technology, Inc.
Skills and Strategies Program Manager, EngageMedia
Program Manager (Digital Rights & Freedom of Expression), Bytes for All
New speakers announced regularly so please check back again for more speakers as the conference approaches!
Please check back again for more speakers as the conference approaches. New speakers announced regularly!
THE DEMO ROOM
Last year, Access, in coordination with Benetech, hosted “The Demo Room,” which featured a bevy of lightning talks, tech demos, and workshops. During the sometimes raucous - but never boring - three days, presenters from all over the world worked on issues as varied as the ironic t-shirts in the room: we demoed secure mailing platforms and hunted down in/security bugs; cajoled ‘frenemies’ of the state and played with mesh networks.
We’re delighted to again be partnering with Benetech in Manila for RightsCon Southeast Asia. Learn more here.
Access, along with EngageMedia and local partner Foundation for Media Alternatives, is excited to be bringing the fourth installment of RightsCon to Manila, March 24-25! To compliment the official conference programming, we are partnering with various organizations to host Satellite Events before or after the conference. Interested in hosting a Hackathon, a deep-dive policy workshop, or a civil society meeting? Email us with your idea!
Responsible Data Forum: Human Rights Documentation (March 21-22)
Hosted by: HURIDOCS, Benetech, Amnesty International, CESR, and the engine room
This event will bring together practitioners and researchers to explore the ethical, privacy and security challenges posed by the use of data and new technologies in human rights documentation. It will be a hands on and collaborative, focused on developing concrete tools and strategies to ensure that documentation efforts do no harm. Issues such as practical de-identification of data, inclusive and participatory use of technology, verification and data standards will be considered, and the potential of new technologies for protecting and promoting human rights.
The Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability (March 22-23)
Hosted by: EFF, Article 19, Centre for Internet and Society - India, KICTANET, ADC, and Derechos Digitales, Open Net Korea
The policies governing liability of intermediaries for content have an impact on user rights including freedom of expression. A lack of consistency across these policies has resulted in censorship and other human rights abuses. To address this, civil society groups from around the world will come together to launch the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability, which will promote the development of more principled national and global liability regimes that can promote users’ rights and innovation.
Future of #PHInternet: A Multistakeholder Forum on Internet Governance, Human Rights, and Development (March 23)
Main organisers: Foundation for Media Alternatives and Internet Society Philippines
This Forum is a space for stakeholders all over the Philippines – netizens, private sector, government officials, civil society, the tech community, bloggers, academics, journalists, lawyers, activists - to come together and start to build general consensus on what the future of the internet should be, as it approaches the 21st anniversary of #PHInternet. Registration is required as we only have limted slots https://futureofphinternet.eventbrite.com
Physical in the Digital: Practical Physical Security for Digital Security Trainings
Hosted by: LevelUp/Internews, Security First, EngageMedia
Dates and application coming soon.
This 2-day event will convene digital security trainers actively supporting local communities and networks throughout Asia to begin integrating elements of physical security into their digital security training practice.
Please contact Nicolas Sera-Leyva with any questions or interest.