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Friday, April 1 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Networks and Networking: Hub Table Sesions

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"Cybersecurity, professional ethics and encryption: How and why professionals must encrypt"
ID: 174 — Jonathan Stribling-Uss, Esq. (Director, Constitutional Communications), Peter Micek, Esq. (Global Policy & Legal Counsel, Access Now)
We have reached a tipping point on the issues of professional ethics, secure communications, and data security. From criminal defense or intellectual property attorneys attempting to maintain attorney client privledge, to library professionals assisting patrons with on-line research, all professionals are impacted by the new political and technological reality of multi-state mass surveillance technology. Overreaching government surveillance and expanded technical capacities have undermined the First, Fourth and Sixth amendment rights of all Americans and the Human Rights of people around the world. As the world’s highest legal official for counter-terrorism and human rights, the UN Special Rapporteur, concluded in a recent report on cybersecurity, “The hard truth is that the use of mass surveillance technology effectively does away with the right to privacy of communications on the Internet altogether.” In this session we will assist the public and professionals in understanding how to ethically engage with information technology in this new and challenging climate.

"Building a Communications Technology Rights Agenda"
ID: 85 — Rob Robinson (Session Facilitator, NESRI) Alfredo Lopez (May First/People Link) Jackie Smith (International Network of Scholar Activists)
We want to have a conversation to address some questions: what do you think we should prioritize in building an agenda for communications rights, particularly as pertains to the Internet...what themes, what actions? How to we fight surveillance and the associated threats to our privacy and data protection? May First/People Link is calling on their entire justice and change movement in the U.S. and Mexico to unite around a program to protect ourselves against Internet surveillance, privacy infringement, data theft and unprotected access. This hub is part of that process and will help orient it. Two participants will join this conversation remotely.

"Mashing up analogue and digital media for human rights in Iran"
ID: 140 — Saleem Vaillancourt (Deputy Director, #NotACrime)
#NotACrime is a global street art campaign started by Maziar Bahari to advocate for free expression and education equality in Iran. The Islamic Republic imposes ruthless censorship on journalists in Iran – and fifty reporters are in jail. The government also bars all Baha'is from teaching and studying at university. #NotACrime is midway through a project to paint murals in cities around the world to raise awareness of these human rights crises. The idea is to marry old school street art – paint on walls – with the new techniques of viral videos and social media.
We want to host a workshop where we share what we've achieved and learnt so far, for others to consider and adopt; and to discuss more ways, and better ways, that analogue media and social media can be combined for maximum impact in creating awareness.
We'll question the best analogue art forms to use, and the right social media platforms and techniques to extend out reach to the best audiences. Our hoped-for outcomes will be new ideas and strategies for everyone to use analogue arts combined with social media to further a human rights cause. The workshop will include a ""guided tour"" of the street art campaign to date, a reflection on the various challenges and problems encountered, a solicitation of similar experience from other participants, and a brainstorm on how to extend this analogue-digital dynamic to a new stage of activism. Saleem Vaillancourt, the campaign coordinator, will facilitate the session. 

"Information and Accessibility Justice for Deaf People in Digital Age : Good Practices and Recommendations"
ID: 302 — Valentina Sri Wijiyati -- Knowledge Management, Networking, and Media Dept. Staff, Satunama FoundationSatunama Foundation, volunteer of Deaf Art Community.

Session ID#302 will fall under the theme ‘Internet Governance and Digital Inclusion’ with 
subtopic ‘accessibility’. With the workshop format, session ID#302 will help the participants to 
understand the recent good practices of governments around the world in respect, protect, and fulfill deaf people’s right to information. The speakers from both Indonesia and United States of America will share their experience-assessment on their country status regarding information justice for deaf people. They will also present the challenges in policy advocacy and the stakeholder’s step in addressing those challenges. Based on speakers’ presentation, in the plenary session the participants will reflect their respective country experiences and the necessary next steps. These necessary next steps will address the law, the governance and law enforcement, and  the culture in the society. The increasing knowledge of the participants and the recap of stakeholders and countries’ good practices, combined with suggested steps by the participants will become the immediate output of the session. By their participation in the session, we expect civil society network (particularly people with disability organization / PDO network and human rights-people with disability organization network) could develop the stronger network and utilize it for sharing the resources. After the session and the whole RightsCon 2016 we expect civil society network (particularly People with Disability Organization network) could endorse the recommendations to the stakeholders in their respective country and beyond. 


Alfredo Lopez

May First/People Link
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Peter Micek

Global Policy & Legal Counsel, Access Now

Rob Robinson

Session Facilitator, NESRI

Jackie Smith

International Network of Scholar Activists

Jonathan Stribling-Uss, Esq.

Director, Constitutional Communications
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Valentina Sri Wijiyati

Knowledge Management, Networking, and Media Dept. Staff, Satunama Foundation
I am Staff at Satunama Foundation, volunteer at Deaf Art Community, Ethical Board at Yogyakarta Chapter of Alliance of Independent Journalist. I share my concern on (1) Total Tobacco Advertisement Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS) Ban, (2) information and access justice for people with disability toward the entire media, information, and communication world, and (3) human rights approach in media, information, and communication world.

Friday April 1, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
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