From 25 to 29 November the Coding Rights team were in Berlin for the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) under the overarching theme: “One World. One Net. One Vision”.
Our executive directress, Joana Varon, and Advocacy Strategist, Bruna Santos, contributed to many panels where were discussed themes around technologies, surveillance, artificial inteligence, big data and their interseccionalities with Human Rights, specially gender and racism issues.
On 27th November, Coding Rights also participated of the Coalizão dos Direitos Humanos IGF Side Event “How big Bolsonaro is as an Internet threat?” where a great public listened about some of the Brazilian civil society challenges in the digital field.
Also during the IGF 2019 was launched the 2019 GISwatch Report – “Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development” – with a contribution of Joana Varon and Paz Peña, authors of the article “Decolonising AI: A transfeminist approach to data and social justice”.
One of the greatest moments of the IGF 2019 was an APC side event, where the Brazilian indigenous leader Vandria Borari and journalist and researcher Camila Nobrega, from Intervozes, brought some insights about networks of journalists and local communicators to denounce extraction and the impacts of information and communication technologies, inspired by the reality in Pará. The talk was organized by Intervozes. Joana Varon from Coding Rights gave a hand with simultaneous translation.