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Human Rights Day 2011 - Social Media and Human Rights
9 Dec 2011 -  Full Video - GENEVA EVENT
The Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kyung-wha Kang, moderated the Geneva event, which had the theme, Social Media and Human Rights. President of the Human Rights Council, Laura Dupuy Lasserre, and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, also participated.
The guests canvassed the influence of social media, politically, culturally and socially, at the community, national and international levels.
The panellists were Wael Abbas (Egypt), Maite Azuela (Mexico), Bassem Bouguerra (Tunisia), Ednah Karamagi (Uganda), Meg Pickard (United Kingdom) and Salil Tripathi (United Kingdom).
Members of the diplomatic and UN community, civil society, the media, the general public and students from Geneva’s universities also attended the event.
Human Rights Day was celebrated at different events in many other countries round the world.
Panellist:Ms. Maite Azuela (Mexico) is a journalist/blogger and activist in social networks. Besides writing for a number of media outlets, including the well-known Mexican daily El Universal, Ms. Azuela is involved in mobilizing local communities through social networks in areas such as education, political reform, transparency and access to information. She has a MA in Public Policy and Administration from Concordia University, Canada and is the founder of movements such as DHP, "On ....
Questions and Answers Segment with Audience Participation.
Human Rights Day 2011 - Geneva Event - Social Media and Human Rights
Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre (Uruguay) is President of the Human Rights Council, Sixth Cycle (2011 - 2012) and Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Dupuy Lasserre had been serving as Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in her country. As a career diplomat, she has worked at the Directorate of Environment and as the delegate of Uruguay to the United Nations Office and ....