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English
Discussion
Intermediate
Responding effectively to digital emergencies & human rights violations online

Short thesis

Challenges to human rights online are rapidly evolving very rapidly, emergency situations pose a particular challenge to the digital rights community. How do you support people in emergency situations swiftly and effectively when struggling to balance institutional capacity of emergency response with digital know how?

Description

Challenges to human rights online are evolving very rapidly, emergency situations pose a particular challenge to the digital rights community. How do you support people in emergency situations swiftly and effectively when struggling to balance institutional capacity of emergency response with digital know how.

The following workshop will discuss some of the challenges of responding to digital emergencies. Panellists will discuss both technical and institutional tools that can help to increase rapid response capacity. Other important aspect that will be considered are funding instruments to ensure that critical emergency responses can be both realised, as well as the challenges in evaluating the success of emergency response mechanisms.

Finally very practical questions of personal security and harm mitigation during digital emergencies will serve as a reminder why effective responses to digital emergencies are particularly important.