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Manushya Foundation is at #RightsCon2022!

We are happy to share that Manushya Foundation will be at the most important digital rights forum of the year, #RightsCon2022!

Together with our friends from the ASEAN region, we are powering 2 important sessions on 9 and 10 June 2022 looking at the most pressing digital rights issues: data protection, AI Ethics, algorithmic bias, state surveillance, and rising digital dictatorship!

➤ "How can the Global South protect itself from unchecked AI ethics and data protection?"

➤ "Thailand: Digital Authoritarianism Rising"

Please join us & Check below for more info on the sessions, including amazing feminist experts and leaders!

If you are interested in how Southeast Asia tackles unethical #AI and data breaches, or simply want to meet our panel of feminist human rights defenders from the ASEAN Coalition to #StopDigitalDictatorship, tune into:

1️⃣"How can the Global South protect itself from unchecked AI ethics and data protection?"

🗓 Friday, 10 June 2022

🕖 8.15pm Bangkok | 3.15pm Brussels

During the session, you will listen to the leading feminist experts from the Asia-Pacific region 👇

Emilie Pradichit, Founder & Executive Director of Manushya Foundation;

Liza Garcia, Executive Director of Foundation for Media Alternatives;

Wai Wai Nu, Founder & Executive Director of Women's Peace Network;

Jean Linis-Dinco, PhD in Cybersecurity (Human Factors) at University of New South Wales & Digital Communications Fellow at ILGA Asia.

The session will be moderated by Debbie Stothard, Founder & Coordinator of ALTSEAN-Burma.

🔗 Learn more about the session here

Your Voice Matters! 👉 During the panel discussion, participants will be invited to share their ideas and solutions to push back against the regional crackdown on data privacy as well as to join our online campaign to #StopDigitalDictatorship in Southeast Asia by sharing a post on social media on “How to safely protect our data online in the AI era” using #MyAIMyRights hashtag, based on the insights gained from the session. In this way, the participants are encouraged to become advocates for change and champions for human rights online, and to inform their networks about the privacy risks posed by unchecked AI.

If you want to learn about digital repression in Thailand and intimidation of HRDs in the online space, this might be more up your alley:

2️⃣ "Thailand: Digital authoritarianism rising"

🗓 Thursday, 9 June 2022

🕖 11.45am Bangkok | 6.45am Brussels

During the session, you will listen to the leading digital rights experts 👇

Darika Bamrungchok, Community Manager at Security Matters;

Michael Caster, Asia Digital Programme Manager at ARTICLE 19;

Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Director at Cross-Cultural Foundation;

Thitirat Thipsamritkul, Lecturer at Thammasat University.

The session will be moderated by Emilie Pradichit, Founder & Executive Director of Manushya Foundation.

🔗 Join us at the RightsCon platform here or follow the conversation on Twitter. See you there! 👋🏽

Can't make it to the live session? Don't worry, we will be publishing the recordings of our sessions as soon as we can!

While you're here...

Check out how Manushya demystifies digital rights and pushes back on digital authoritarianism together with the ASEAN Coalition to #StopDigitalDictatorship, the leading regional expert on human rights.

🎥 Watch our previous panel discussions at RightsCon:

2020 – “Will democracy survive ‘national security’ in the digital space of Southeast Asia?”

2021 – “Online Freedom under attack: Weaponizing misinformation, disinformation and ‘fake news’ for censorship in Southeast Asia”


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