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Is Social Media a Human Right?
    Saturday March 10, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm @ Driskill Hotel (Citadel) (604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701)
    Earlier this year, United Nations special rapporteur Frank La Rue overwhelmingly declared access to the internet as "an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights, combating inequality, and accelerating development and human progress." In particular, the report focuses on the ability of the internet to facilitate communication and collaboration -- hallmark features of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, both of which played important roles in this year's Arab Spring uprisings. This panel aims to discuss the topic of social media access for populations which are typically denied internet-based contact with other humans: prisoners, the homeless, and the urban and rural poor.

    Assoc Professor | University of Illinois | Christian Sandvig...

    Dir, Social Media | Tribal DDB | As director of social media...

    VP, Strategy Dir | Havas Digital | Jason Rockwood is Vice President...

    Activist/author/filmmaker/running for office | Michealene Risley...

    Dir | ThousandKites.org | Nick Szuberla works nationally a media...

    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #MediaRight
    Theme Culture, Science and Play
    Level Advanced
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP13149

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