[Event] RightsCon Southeast Asia

Dear friends in the ASEAN,

We’re getting so excited about RightsCon Southeast Asia, the team has even started a countdown –
31 days, 23 hours, 43 minutes, and 16 second to go!

RightsCon SouthEast

This conference has generated a great deal of interest, and it’s shaping up to be an important event at the cross-section of an exponentially growing regional tech sector and a burgeoning and engaged civil society.

As in previous years, RightsCon is on track to sell-out – but we all know that a conference is only as strong as its program and its attendees: and if you’re receiving this email it means we want you to join us in Manila. So we’ve created this special code for 25% off the ticket price that’s good until February 14th.

Without further ado, here’s your update!

In the past few weeks, we’ve been in contact with everyone who submitted proposals, and have been working directly with those approved by the programming committee to build an exciting program jam-packed with topical, thought-provoking and outcome-driven sessions:
Care to live-action roleplay a response to a cyberattack on an international corporation?
Interested to see how impact litigation is being used to keep the internet open?
Want to brainstorm on how the ICT sector can strengthen rights and increase opportunity in the burgeoning Myanmar market?
Want to learn how to get your issue on the front page, or create a viral #hashtag?
Interested in talking to ICANN experts on the current state of the IANA stewardship transition?
Seeking to discover how your startup can implement rights-based design from business models to user data agreements?
Fancy a sneak preview of UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression David Kaye’s first annual report to the Human Rights Council?
Think White Space is so hot right now?

We’ve got you covered.

And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the Demo Room where, in conjunction with Benetech, we’ll be showcasing local tech, providing opportunities for at-risk users, developers, and trainers to collaborate on the challenges they face in the field, and continue to foster a networked, global community working on the communications technologies that we rely on for securing our human rights.

We’ll be announcing the full program in the next week or so – but in the meantime, be sure to check out our program preview, which is a snapshot of the awesome you can expect to see at RightsCon Southeast Asia.

At RightsCons, every attendee is an active participant. But if you’re looking for a speakers list:

Pranesh Prakesh (Centre for Internet and Society India), David Kaye (UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression), Mong Palatino (Global Voices), Dan Bross (Microsoft), Eileen Donahoe (Human Rights Watch), Arthit Suriyawongkul (Thai Netizen), Richard Stallman (GNU Project and Free Software Foundation), Charles Mok (Hong Kong Legislative Representative), Nnenna Nwakanma (Web We Want Foundation), Roger Dingledine (Tor Project), Rebecca MacKinnon (Ranking Digital Rights), Professor Park Kyung-sin (Korea University, Open Net), Morgan Marquis-Boire (First Look Media), Jacob Applebaum (Independent Researcher), May-Ann Lim (TRPC Ltd, Young Leaders’ Programme Singapore), Htaike Htaike Aung (MIDO), Andrew McLaughlin (Digg), Khailee Ng (500 Startups), Marietje Schaake (EU Parliment), Gayathry Venkiteswaran (SEAPA), Professor Kilnam Chon (Entrepreneur and Internet Hall of Fame Global Connector), and more!

Satellite Events*
RightsCon is also a a platform to host Satellite events – and most are still open for registration! With programs like these, you know you’re gonna want to arrive in Manila a few days early:
Responsible Data Forum: Human Rights Documentation (March 21-22)
Hosted by: HURIDOCS, Benetech, Amnesty International, Center for Economic and Social Rights, and the engine room
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 Register Here!

Philippine Multistakeholder Forum on Internet Rights (March 23)
Hosted by: Foundation for Media Alternatives (Philippines) Email for more info!

Physical in the Digital: Practical Physical Security for Digital Security Trainings (March 23/26) Hosted by: LevelUp/Internews, Security First, EngageMedia Email for more info!

We look forward to to seeing you in Manila this year!

Very Best,


Nica Dumlao
Program Coordinator
Internet Rights
Foundation for Media Alternatives

Unit 209; No. 77 Xavierville Ave. cor B. Gonzales St.
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Philippines 1108
+632 435 6684; +632 433 8581

Mobile: +63 915 979 2894
Skype: nicadumlao


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