Welcome to RightsCon Costa Rica! It kicked off proceedings with a splash during today’s Opening Ceremony, and there’s plenty more to come! Check out these highlights for press pass holders.

Quote of the day:

“The development of AI today is predicated on the concentration of power and it perpetuates the concentration of power.” — Urvashi Aneja, Founding Director, Digital Futures Lab (Opening Ceremony).

Tip for tomorrow:

Digital Safety Clinic: experts are happy and available to provide real-time support and advice to all RightsCon in-person participants, including journalists and media representatives. Located behind the reception desk at the Costa Rica Convention Center, they’re looking forward to connecting with you during the following time slots (Costa Rican time / UTC-6):

  • Tuesday, June 6: 10:00-17:00
  • Wednesday, June 7: 9:00-17:00
  • Thursday, June 8: 9:00-17:00

If you’re joining us online, theAccess Now Digital Security Helpline offers real-time, direct technical assistance to media organizations and journalists.

Video highlights:

Don’t worry if you missed something; we’ll be uploading key sessions and exclusive content, such as an extended interview with Jacinda Ardern, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Special Envoy for the Christchurch Call, on our YouTube channel throughout the week!

A reminder to check out the media kit or contact us via Signal (+506 8626 5250) with any urgent queries.

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