The final day of RightsCon Costa Rica has wrapped up. Whether you’re reporting on the devastating impacts of anti-LGBTQ+ laws in Africa or investigating where and how civic space is shrinking in the digital sphere, we hope you engaged with our community, made new connections, and came out of the week with some fresh ideas to invest back into your work.
Quote of the day:
“The way surveillance is happening is becoming more and more sinister. As the technologies get smarter and the people who want to get surveillance information get more desperate […] what this is doing is pushing a culture of increased self-censorship.” — Juliet Nanfuka, CIPESA – Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (Politics of the corrupt: journalism is not a crime)
- Access Now: Protect LGBTQ+ digital rights
- Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI): Tech-facilitated gender-based violence is an international, human rights concern, finds new research
- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and journalists: RSF and independent Russian journalists call on Big Tech to create “Engineers against Dictatorship” to prevent Russia’s online informational shutdown
- In Conversation with Rob Sherman and Melissa Chan
- Queerness and criminalization in the digital age: how digital authoritarianism facilitates the prison pipeline in Africa
We hope you enjoyed your week! See you at RightsCon in 2024!