We're Gonna Need a Bigger Tent: Expanding the Internet Freedom and Human Rights

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How can we as a community make sure that we are more inclusive and welcoming to people coming from the Global South? Many of the projects we work on were built to address issues and needs in these regions but the majority of development teams and technology trainers are still based in the North. In this session we will discuss the reasons for the current state and work to come up with a list of recommendations and plan to expand the ways in which others working on technology projects can connect and collaborate, both in real life and virtually.

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Tent: Expanding the Internet Freedom and Human Rights
Presenter/s Diversity Track Team
Bio/s Bryan Nuñez is a program officer with the Open Society Human Rights Initiative. His work focuses on technology and human rights. A technologist who has spent over 10 years working on technologies for human rights and social change, Nuñez was previously a member of the Guardian Project, an open-source mobile-security software organization. Prior to that, he was the head of technology at WITNESS, where he worked on the first online human rights video platform, as well as mobile tools for collecting visual human rights documentation. He has also trained human rights defenders on digital and mobile security, and consulted for various organizations on technology and digital security strategy. Nuñez is an alumnus of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He holds an undergraduate degree in anthropology from University of California, Berkeley.
Language English

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