In June, 3000 civil society leaders, industry experts, policymakers, and human rights advocates came together in Tunis to set the global agenda for upholding human rights in the digital age. 

And Coding Rights, represented by its Advocacy & Policy Analist, Bruna Martins, played an active role in building a better future at RightsCon 2019, in Tunis, Tunisia.

Bruna Martins and great team talked about cross-country cooperation in digital technology and the new proposed models for digital cooperation in a session called “Digital cooperation, solved? Assessing the UN High Level Panel”. This session (a) shined a light on possible means of fostering cooperation between stakeholders regarding the panel’s work after the report is out and (b) strengthened awareness and networking around the upcoming changes to the IGF suggested by the High-Level Panel. The panel report also includes recommendations with the aim of strengthening cross-country cooperation in digital technology and the new proposed models for digital cooperation were the issue area addressed in this session.

On June 13, Bruna presented our research on political advertising in social networks, especially about the relation between Misinformation, Whatsapp and Filter Bubbles in the Brazilian elections during the session “Political ads on social networks : tearing the curtains of opacity”.

At panel “How smaller and less resourced media outlets can unlock the value of analytic activities without triggering a privacy backlash”, Bruna talked about the impact of data protection laws and regulations on the media, and why, if you care about values such as the right to privacy and freedom of expression, you should care!

Finally, our last RightsCon panel was “Social Media, Mis/Disinformation, and Human Rights: Messages from Indonesia” in which Bruna Martins shared about the spreading of misinformation-disinformation through social media at Brazilian elections.