Human Rights Day 2011 - Social Media and Human Rights
09 December 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.