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24 October 16:00 - 19:30Kägelbanan, Södra Teatern

The power of human rights is now at people's fingertips 

New technologies – such as social media and mobile Internet – have fundamentally changed how we expose and respond to human rights abuses. Today when the world is at everybody’s fingertips via digital devices, anyone can be a human rights monitor and challenge the abuse of power.

Join us at this event where you will meet Amnesty International representatives and learn how the organisation is harnessing the power of the collective to shed light on human rights abuses worldwide.



About this event

At this event we will present innovative digital activism projects that contribute to ground-breaking human rights research. The projects are part of Amnesty’s Alt Click project funded by the Swedish Postcode Lottery.

The event is free of charge and open for anyone interested in human rights, digital activism and new technologies. Register before midnight on 23 October.

Please note that all presentations will be delivered in English.

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Interactive Arena

An interactive arena will be open before, in between and after the talks. It’s a place where you can meet Amnesty International representatives to learn more about ongoing actions and projects.

Interactive Arena 30min

The State of Human Rights in the World

Welcome Remarks
Ami Hedenborg, Stage Host & Moderator, Amnesty International

The State of Human Rights in the World

Current Situation in Turkey
Milena Buyum, Campaigner, Turkey Team, Amnesty International, International Secretariat

Amnesty’s Crisis Response: Challenges and Successes
Tirana Hassan, Director - Research and Crisis Response Unit, Amnesty International 

On stage 45min

Interactive Arena

An interactive arena will be open before, in between and after the talks. It’s a place where you can meet Amnesty International representatives to learn more about ongoing actions and projects.

Interactive Arena 30min

Activism and Engagement in the New Digital Era

On Small Tasks, Big Data and Massive Engagement
Milena Marin, Senior Innovation Campaigner, Amnesty International

Training a New Generation of Human Rights Investigators
Sam Dubberley, Special Advisor, Digital Verification Corps, Amnesty International

On stage 45min

Live on stage: Maxida Märak

15min

Interactive Arena

An interactive arena will be open before, in between and after the talks. It’s a place where you can meet Amnesty International representatives to learn more about ongoing actions and projects.

Interactive Arena 15min

What Difference Does it Make: Advancing Human Rights Research

Detecting Destroyed Villages in Satellite Imagery though Crowdsourcing and Artificial Intelligence
Julien Cornebise, Researcher in Machine Learning

Using Data to Challenge Giant Oil Corporations in Nigeria 
Joe Westby, Corporate Campaigner, Global Thematic Issues, Amnesty International

Changing Government Narratives Through Open Source Investigation: the Case of Manus Island
Olivia Ianelli, Volunteer, Digital Verification Corps

On stage 45min

Mingle & Music

Music by DJ Primrose Hiyalwa Blohm. Bar open until 8 PM.

An interactive arena will be open before, in between and after the talks. It’s a place where you can meet Amnesty International representatives to learn more about ongoing actions and projects.

Interactive Arena 75min

Speakers & contributors

Tirana Hassan
Director - Research and Crisis Response Unit, Amnesty International

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Maxida Märak
Artist and human rights activist

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Milena Marin
Senior Innovation Campaigner, Amnesty International

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Sam Dubberley
Special Advisor, Digital Verification Corps, Amnesty International

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Joe Westby
Corporate Campaigner, Global Thematic Issues, Amnesty International

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Julien Cornebise
Researcher in Machine Learning

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Olivia Ianelli
Volunteer, Digital Verification Corps

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Milena Buyum
Campaigner, Turkey Team, Amnesty International,

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Ami Hedenborg
Stage host, Media Manager and spokesperson, Amnesty International Sweden

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Primrose Hiyalwa Blohm
DJ

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Johanna Westeson
Senior Legal Adviser and Discrimination officer, Amnesty International

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Kathleen McCaughey
Senior Policy Advisor Business and Human Rights, Amnesty International

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