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#RightsCon - Online Freedom under attack: Weaponizing misinformation, disinformation and ‘fake news'

The ASEAN Regional Coalition to #StopDigitalDictatorship will be at #RightsCon the most important digital rights event of the year! Make sure to join our Talk Show moderated by Debbie Stothard!

Our online democracy is under attack in the ASEAN! Governments in Southeast Asia continue their online crackdown on netizens, silencing critical voices, restricting people’s Freedom of Expression, and imposing online surveillance and censorship on social media platforms! Join us, as activists and experts from the ground will be addressing this worrying situation in our #RightsCon session ‘Online Freedom under attack: Weaponizing misinformation, disinformation and ‘fake news’ for censorship in Southeast Asia’.

Leading Voices and Digital Rights Defenders including Sopheap Chak, Damar Juniarto, Ma Thida, Emilie Pradichit, Blandina Lintang and Dhevy Sivaprakasam will be sharing how ASEAN governments control the internet to silence any criticism against them especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, misusing it as an excuse to pass severe orders and punish people and also companies! The talk show will also invite people to share their ideas and solutions to restore our democracy online! Stay Tuned & Don’t miss the conversation!

Join the Talk Show this Wednesday morning 9th of June 2021, 8.45 AM - 9.45 AM Bangkok ICT time / Tuesday evening 8th of June 2021, 21.45 PM - 22.25 PM EST time!

Join us on the RightsCon 2021 platform or follow the conversation LIVE on Twitter with #RightsCon

Moderated by Debbie Stothard, Founder & Coordinator of ALTSEAN-Burma, the crucial talk show will include Digital Rights Defenders:

  • Sopheap Chak, Executive Director, Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

  • Damar Juniarto, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet)

  • Emilie Pradichit, Founder & Executive Director, Manushya Foundation

  • Dr. Ma Thida, Prominent Woman Human Rights Defender from Myanmar & Board Member, PEN International

  • Blandina Lintang Setiani, Researcher, ELSAM

  • Dhevy Sivaprakasam, Asia Pacific Policy Counsel, Access Now

Learn more about our work with the ASEAN Regional Coalition to #StopDigitalDictatorshop , Click HERE

Watch our latest webinars on #DigitalRights , Click HERE


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