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Monday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Building Human Rights Into Your Social Site

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No matter how narrow you think the use of your website or service will be, if it's successful, it'll be used in ways you'll never expect - including life or death fights over human rights in foreign countries. Your code might make the difference between a free press or a government clampdown, tortured dissidents or a bloodless coup. Twitter aids activists in Iran; Facebook helps the independent press in Ethiopia; World of Warcraft is policed for sedition in China. What is happening on your site that you don't know about? And how can you design it so you help the good guys?

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Rebecca Mackinnon

Sr FellowNew America FoundationRebecca MacKinnon is a Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, where she conducts research, writing and advocacy on global Internet policy, free expression, and the impact of digital technologies on human rights. She is one of... Read More →
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Danny O'Brien

Internet Advocacy CoordinatorCommittee to Protect Journalists
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Daniel O'Brien

Internet Advocacy CoordCommittee to Protect JournalistsDanny O'Brien was the Electronic Frontier Foundation's International Activist from 2007-2010, and is a founder of the UK's digital civil liberties organization, the Open Rights Group. He now works as the Internet Advocacy Coordinator... Read More →
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Ebele Okobi-Harris

Dir, BusinessYahoo!Ebele Okobi-Harris is Director of Yahoo!’s Business & Human Rights Program, leading Yahoo!’s efforts to promote privacy and free expression on the Internet. Before joining Yahoo!, Ebele worked as a corporate securities and mergers & acquisitions attorney at... Read More →
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Jillian York

Dir for Intl Freedom of ExpressionElectronic Frontier Foundation
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Jillian C York

Project MgrBerkman CenterJillian C. York is a writer, blogger, and researcher. She works at the Berkman Center, writes for Global Voices Online, and is a frequent speaker and panelist on issues of Internet censorship, with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

Monday March 14, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB

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