Connect: Dissidents Fighting Back with Information

Mar 13, 2017


Abdalaziz Alhamza

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

Meron Estefanos

Eritrean Initiative on Refugee Rights

Rosa Maria Paya

Latin American Network of Youth for Democracy

Roya Mahboob

Digital Citizen Fund

In order to stay in power, the world’s most repressive regimes use a variety of tools to censor information. Human Rights Foundation invites digital creatives, artists, policymakers and innovators to this special networking event featuring an international lineup of dissidents using technology to fight oppression and censorship across the globe.

Hear firsthand stories from Cuba, Eritrea, and Syria about the underground information revolution, and learn how you can contribute your time, talents and skills towards a freer world.

This event is part of the Social Good Hub, a creative content venue curated and produced by SXSW Eco. See the full schedule of programming and special events at

Primary Access: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Access: Music Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge
Event Type: Special Event