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Thursday, March 31 • 10:30am - 11:45am
The Visual Communication Explosion Online: Where Do Human Rights and Human Rights Users Fit?

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YouTube, Facebook and Twitter native video, Snapchat, Periscope and Meerkat.... More and more online and digital tools are becoming photo and video centric. This past year we saw the rise of ephemeral photo and video, live video, and the beginnings of VR. These are increasingly being used by both the ordinary citizen as a tool for free expression and the human rights defender from Ferguson to Rio to the conflict areas of Syria, as well as by perpetrators from ISIS to far-right extremists. How do we consider the particular human rights usages, human rights challenges and human rights value implications of visual media tools ranging from Snapchat, Facebook, Periscope to YouTube?

What are the particular censorship, surveillance and free speech concerns around video and photo tools and products? What are new approaches to how contentious visual content be best handled? How should live video content be handled? What are the particular anonymity concerns around visual media and how should issues of visual anonymity be handled? What does anonymity look like in a video­-mediated world, and how can privacy by design and user­-centric options help enhance this? Where does facial recognition fit in this map? When these visual technologies intersect with potentially ubiquitous wearables and enhanced sensors what are the rights implications and the human rights usages and pitfalls? What are the pros and cons from a human rights perspective of metadata-­rich images and video? What are the human rights and consent implications of live video, and wearable-­mediated live video?

We'll have a focused, candid conversation on how we handle these issues.

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Amanda Conway

YouTube Privacy Lead, Google
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Munyaradzi Dodo

I am passionate about telling Africa stories on the internet. TV Yangu is the a v Video On Demand platform from Zimbabwe and we are changing the way the world watches African narratives, one story at a time,
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Sam Gregory

Program Director, WITNESS
In short: video, human rights, citizen participation, role of companies, live video and experiential activism | | In long.... | | Sam Gregory helps people use the power of the moving image and participatory technologies to create human rights change. He is Program Director of WITNESS (www.witness.org), the leading organization supporting millions of people to use video for human rights; he also teaches on human rights and... Read More →

Mona Kareem

Mid East Youth

Thursday March 31, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
The Engine

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