RightsCon – the worlds largest summit on human rights in the digital age



RightsCon is a major annual event that brings together more than 2 500 participants from all over the world to discuss many rights related issues. The events 450 sessions (including a session on the role for media authorities in regulating platforms) focus on many topics with an aim to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights in the digital age.

This major worldwide conference that was created in 2011 as the Silicon Valey conference on human rights has in the meantime evolved into one of the biggest gatherings of leading representatives from the institutions, private companies, NGOs and activists in this area. Over the four days, the participants meeting this year in Tunisia discuss numerous topics in hundreds of sessions that are divided into 17 thematic tracks that reflect the breadth and depth of technology’s impact on society and human rights.

The director of The Office of The Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission, Ľuboš Kukliš, who is currently the chairman of ERGA (The European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services) also spoke during the conference in a panel “Platforms, free speech, and pluralism: Is there a role to play for media authorities?”. He spoke on his vision on the future role of the national regulatory authorities drawing on the example of the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive that for the first time introduces content regulation into the EU legislation.

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