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Friday, April 1 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Applying Rights-Respecting Policy: Hub Table Sessions

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"Tor - Ask me anything! (off-the-record)"
ID: 256 — Nima Fatemi ( Member, The Tor Project and the Chief Technologist, Library Freedom Project.
Everything you always wanted to know about Tor but didn't know who or where to ask. In this off-the-record session, Nima will answer all of your questions about using Tor. From learning how to protect your anonymity, privacy and identity online to the basic tools necessary to run a Tor relay of your own and support the network. Nima will help you get started or expand upon the knowledge you may already have.

"Coalition this, coalition that: Building local networks for a global movement"
ID: 250 — Sana Saleem (Bolo Bhi)

"New meets Old [Media]: What online news can and can’t do for democracy"
ID: 197 — Panthea Lee (Principal & Co-Founder, Reboot)
Independent media plays a critical role in advancing good governance.The internet has democratized the sharing of information to an extent unimaginable 20 years ago, as social media and citizen journalism outlets spread. Yet in many parts of the world, media remains dominated by state-controlled channels. This session will explore the benefits and limitations of journalism on the web, with an emphasis on how media development can achieve the goals of transparent, accountable, and participatory government. Drawing on two case studies of media development and citizen engagement projects in Nigeria, Panthea will lead exercises to understand the needs of different potential “users” of news media, with an emphasis on news for empowerment and democracy. These interactive activities will give participants the tools to think through their own approaches to inspiring action from key audiences. The two “case studies” will include Reboot’s support of a Nigerian radio station’s first public interest program, and our recent engagement with the Omidyar Network to research the challenges facing media in West Africa.

"The implications of Hacking Team in Latin America"
ID: 228 — NGO Derecho Digitales

"What's an internet shutdown? Let's hack a definition to protect human rights and the economy."
ID: 798 — Deji Olukotun


Nima Fatemi

Member, The Tor Project and Chief Technologist, Library Freedom Project
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Panthea Lee

Principal & Co-Founder, Reboot
Panthea specializes in the applications of ethnography, design, and technology in advancing inclusive development and accountable governance. She has led initiatives to improve human development outcomes in over 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Libya, and Nigeria. Her experience spans work on public sector reform, democratic transition, civic innovation, human trafficking, education, and financial inclusion. Reboot is a social... Read More →
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Deji Olukotun

Senior Global Advocacy Manager, Access Now
Deji Olukotun is the Senior Global Advocacy Manager for Access Now. As a member of the advocacy team, he manages Access Now's global campaigns to fight internet shutdowns, foster an open internet, protect digital privacy, and ensure that our fundamental rights are respected online. He came from the literary and human rights organization PEN American Center, where he founded PEN's digital freedom program and managed its capacity-building work in... Read More →
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Claudio Ruiz

Executive Director, Derechos Digitales
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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 →

Friday April 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
*The Hub*

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