Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference Day 1 mashup #rightscon

We attended Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference last week.  It was 2 days jam packed with amazing speakers from all over the world. Really inspiring & fabulous learning to hear how technology & the internet are changing the world & how we need to be aware of human rights abuses in the midst of this excitement.  Thanks to Access for organizing & all their great team

Some of the speakers on Day 1 & featured in this video mashup were Alaa Abd El-Fatah, blogger & political activist (Egypt); Mike Posner, US Ass Sec State, Democracy, Human Rights & Labor; Liza Gross, Exec Director IWMF; Chiranuch “Jiew” Premchiporn, Leading Opposition Journalist (Thailand); Bob Boorstin, Director Public Policy Google; Elliot Schrage,  VP of Global Communications Marketing and Public Policy Google; Bennett Freeman, Senior VP Calvert Investments; Rosebell Kagumire, Rosebell’s Blog (Uganda); Van Jones, Co-founder RebuildTheDream; Nathan Freitas, Founder The Guardian Project; Mohamed Najem, CoFounder SMEX Beirut; Mary Catherine Wirth, Sr Legal Counsel Global Online Services Adobe Systems; Lauren Compere, Managing Director Boston Common Asset Management; Robert Scoble, Chief Learning Officer Rackspace;  Karmal Sedra, Managing Director Dev & Institutionalization Support Center Egypt; Patrick Ball, PhD Chief Scientist & VP Human Rights Programs Benetech; Peter Fein, Agent Telecomix; Sokeel Park, Research & Policy Analyst LiNK (North Korea); Jeffrey H. Dygert Exec Director, Public Policy AT&T; Bram Cohen, Founder & Chief Scientist BitTorrent & Miriam Abu Sharkh, Gaza