SXSW 2024

How Social Media Enables Human Rights Activism


This panel brings together human rights activists who have successfully used social media to expose human rights violations, disseminate information to the global community, and gather support. The panel will discuss how social media has helped to foster movements, from the 2019 Hong Kong protests to the 2020 #EndSARS protests in Nigeria and the Iranian revolution unfolding today, and what social media platforms can do to make their spaces a trusted forum for activists.

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  1. Highlighting the importance of social media in fostering human rights movements and activism
  2. Sharing ideas and knowledge on how to effectively use social media for activism
  3. Discussing ways in which social media platforms can help build a more activist-friendly social media



Kristen Anna, Research Fellow, Human Rights Foundation

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government & Civic Engagement
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced

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