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Thursday, March 31 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mobilizing Internet Users to Action: Lightning Talks

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"Mobil-Eyes Us: Using Live Video and the Power of Networks for Smart Activism"
ID: 227 — Sam Gregory (Program Director, WITNESS)
‘Mobil-Eyes Us’ uses the power of live mobile video to connect you to direct experience of causes you care about, and then use disruptive tools from the collaboration economy to provide you meaningful ways you can act by doing what you do best. We know that millions of people globally take actions for issues they care about – but frequently their only option is a click to donate or sign a petition. Often they don’t feel connected to the issues or the actions ­and usually the available actions are also not a good use of their skills, leverage or capacity. What if we could create a ‘witnessing’ corps of people ready to tune in live? What if, using live video, we could bring supporters into a human rights or other social justice situation at the right time to fully experience the reality? And then ask them to use their unique skills, leverage, or networks to take action – for example to deter illegal violence by their group presence, to rapidly share a stream or invite others to act as well, or to provide direct legal guidance? Through an effective integration of technologies with storytelling and movement­-building, we are building out prototypes and doing pilots to help people feel more experientially connected to causes they care about and then take actions that matter. Join us!

"Introducing: Library Freedom Project"
ID: 247 — Nima Fatemi (Member, The Tor Project and Chief Technologist, Library Freedom Project)
This talk will outline the mission of the Library Freedom Project and our work in libraries, empowering local communities to take back their privacy rights, including the Tor exit relay project which grabbed headlines last year after the Department of Homeland Security tried to intervene.

"HERSTORY: The History of Feminist Movement in Pakistan & The Subcontinent "
ID: 237 

"Binary Choice or Balancing Test: The fundamental challenge of the encryption debate."
ID: 255

"Digital Rights Watch Australia" 
ID: 349 — Lizzie O'Shea (Digital Rights Watch Australia)


Nima Fatemi

Member, The Tor Project and Chief Technologist, Library Freedom Project
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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 →

Lizzie O'Shea

Board members, Digital Rights Watch
Digital Rights Watch Australia
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Sana Saleem

Director, Bolo Bhi
Co-founder and Director of Bolo Bhi. I am reelance journalist, researcher, rights advocate and public policy consultant. I have written for Dawn, The Guardian and have been writing for Global Voices for the past five years, where I currently work as Editor for Pakistan. In 2012, I was listed among Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers for her work on free speech and was recognized for my work on #BBC100 women of 2014. I am also on the... Read More →

Thursday March 31, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Nest

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