Vesna Manojlovic

RightsCon 2017 Day Two

Vesna Manojlovic
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Thursday, 30 March 2017 - Live blogging from RightsCon in Brussels, Day Two.

Greetings from Brussels!
In order to keep the RIPE community informed, I will be reporting from the RightsCon - an event that "bring together 1,200+ attendees from 80 countries with 500+ organisations, tech companies, universities, startups, and governments represented." See more details in this article: Live Blogging from RightsCon , and also the report from the Day One
Webcast: RightsCon Brussels 2017 livestream is here:

Free Expression, Technology, and Political Change

Questions to ask, if we are in a place / situation where we want to cooperate: 

  • How can we help?
  • How do we hold ourselves accountable?
  • Ask questions that were written locally

Corporate Sponsorship of Conferences: Ethics and Independence 

Very interesting session that brought around the table all actors: corporations and NGOs and conferences organisers and activists. Other important points came up: Code of Conduct, transparent Funding Policy for events and NGOs, independent Programme Committee for choosing talks based on their merit. 

 After Lunch


Morning: Costs of Internet Shutdowns 

First morning session of my choice is about #KeepItOn panel, moderated by GNI: Global Network Initiative - Protecting and Advancing Freedom of Expression and Privacy in Information and Communications Technologies.


For the actual live tweeting, follow Kathleen Ndongo: 

Promoting RIPE Atlas  

There is a lot of interest in how RIPE Atlas data can be used to measure Internet reachability or shutdowns. 

Here are some references to where to get more information: 



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About the author

Vesna Manojlovic is Community Builder at RIPE NCC. Vesna joined the RIPE NCC as a Trainer in 1999. In 2003, she took responsibility for developing and delivering advanced courses, such as RPSL, Routing Registry, DNSSEC and IPv6. In 2008, she lead efforts to establish IPv6 RIPEness as a measure of IPv6 deployment among LIRs. In 2011, she joined the Science Division as Manager of the Measurements Community Building team; in 2015 she moved to Communications Department as Senior Community Builder, with a focus on organising hackathons. Vesna gives presentations at many technical conferences and workshops, and enjoys visiting hackerspaces. Vesna received a Batchelor of Sciences Degree in Computer Science and Informatics from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. She has three children.

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