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RightsCon Brussels

March 29, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Crowne Plaza, Rue Gineste 3
Brussels, 1210 Belgium

Access Now is proud to bring you the sixth installment of RightsCon, the world’s leading event on the future of the internet. Together we are shaping the global conversation about how to keep the internet open, free, and secure.RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016,brought together more than 1,100 attendees from 84 countries and more than 500 organizations. This upcoming March in Brussels, Belgium we’re gathering the global digital rights community in the heart of European politics and policymaking to host our most impactful RightsCon yet. This year’s program themes will include: Freedom of Expression: circumvention, the latest in media and journalism, internet…

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Professions vital for democracy

March 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brussels Brussels, Belgium

Date: Thursday, 30th March 2017 Time: 11:00 – 13:00 Venue: European Parliament, Room: A5E-2 - Spinelli You are cordially invited to our panel discussion where the challenges of journalists, academicians, judiciary and civil society members will be shared at the European Parliament​. There is no universal consensus for the definition of democracy, but the democratic principles hardly vary throughout the world. Justice, equality, freedom and representation are deemed to be the four pillars of democracy. In fact, these principles act as a litmus test for distinguishing democratic regimes from authoritarian regimes. Democracy can be applied through various mechanisms such as…

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