On March 24-25 2015 in Manila, we are co-hosting RightsCon Southeast Asia with our partners Access and Foundation for Media Alternatives. This event brings together activists, advocates, researchers, media makers, corporate tech developers, and business owners, and government officials to discuss human rights and the internet.
Access has hosted this event 3 times already — twice in the USA in Silicon Valley and once in Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. RightsCon Silicon Valley 2014 was an international event, and with RightsCon coming to Southeast Asia, the event will focus on regional challenges and opportunities. We have an all-star group of advisors, who you’ll be hearing more from in the coming months in a series of EngageMedia interviews. These advisors are located around Southeast Asia and work in all of the previously mentioned sectors. They are bringing their knowledge and networks to the event and will help us to shape the program and activities. Read more about them here.
- Al Alegre, Executive Director, Foundation for Media Alternatives
- Donny BU, Co-Founder, ICT Watch
- Htaike Htaike Aung, Co-Founder, Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO)
- Jac Kee, Women’s Rights Programme Manager, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
- Merlyna Lim, Research Chair in Digital Media and Global Network Society, School of Communications, Carleton University
- Charles Mok, Legislative Council, Hong Kong
- Mong Palatino, Former legislator, and Blogger, Global Voices
- Pranesh Prakash, Policy Director, Center for Internet and Society India (CIS)
- Chat Garcia Ramilo, Deputy Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
- Bobby Soriano, Security Expert
- Arthit Suriyawongkul, Co-Founder of Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture and Coordinator with Thai Netizen Network
- Gayathry Venkiteswaran, Executive Director, Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)
You’re invited to be a part of the program. Submit a session proposal and email conference [at] accessnow [dot] org if you have any questions.