Meedan at #RightsCon19: Meme Campaigns, Endangered Evidence, Chat Apps and Election Disinformation
Meedan is excited to once more join the digital rights community and celebrate human rights at RightsCon from June 11 to 14, 2019 in Tunis. This is going to be first RightsCon summit to be hosted in the MENA area, with 2500+ experts are coming together to shape contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights across over 450+ sessions.
Meedan will have three team members — Wafaa Heikal, Nat Gyenes and Tom Trewinnard — in 10 sessions. As our work in open source technology expands between verification, translation, annotation, video analysis, archiving and content moderation, we are honored to participate in 6 of the 17 thematic tracks of RightsCon. We look forward to meeting everyone there.
We are also running the RightsCon Translation Lab for the 4th time this year, in collaboration with Access Now, Global Voices Lingua, and Localization Lab, we are looking to translate the best tweets of RightsCon to Arabic, French and Spanish.
The Meedan team is also happy to take part in new session type: Solve My Problem: Disinformation and Internet Shutdowns, guided dialogues for developing strategies to resolve a specific emerging issue. We’re looking forward to join RightsCon Day 0 event focused on UX on Tuesday, June 11th.
On behalf of the Path project at Meedan and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard’s Digital Health Initiative, we’re thrilled to invite you to an informal dinner with RightsCon attendees that have an interest in health and digital rights issues. The dinner will be on Tuesday night, June 11th. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a detailed guide for all of Meedan’s sessions — we hope to see you there!
Wednesday, June 12 • 9:00am — 10:15am
Creating Shared Global Workflows for Social Media Monitoring
Moderator: Daniel Arnaudo
Wednesday, June 12 • 10:30am — 11:45am
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Meme Campaigns and Propaganda
Wednesday, June 12 • 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Thursday, June 13 • 10:30am — 11:45am
Location: Oya 3
Thursday, June 13 • 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Tech Demos: Collecting, bridging, and connecting for inclusion
Bridge: Collaborative Translation Tool
A Private Matter: Chat apps and journalism
Speakers: Tom Trewinnard, Shalini Joshi, Tai Nalon, Nat Gyenes
Friday, June 14 • 9:00am — 10:15am
Friday, June 14 • 10:30am — 11:45am
More Than Words Can Say: Localization as a human rights issue
Friday, June 14 • 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Tech Demos: Fact or fiction — tools for verification
Check and Keep: Advanced Verification and Archival Tools for Journalists and Researchers
Location: Village Stage