In 2022, we were thrilled to gather again in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, with our 360/Open Summit in Brussels. We partnered with that year’s all-virtual RightsCon to bring our overlapping communities a conversation between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Nobel Prize winner Maria Ressa

This year, we’re excited to build on that partnership and bring our 360/OS programming to RightsCon in Costa Rica June 5-7. As part of our 360/OS: Around the World, we’ll be previewing our forthcoming Task Force for a Trustworthy Future Web report, gathering human rights leaders to talk digital frameworks in Africa, discussing disinformation in Latin America and as a weapon of war in Ukraine, exploring the impact online harassment has on women in political life, and drilling down on what’s to come with the European Union’s Digital Services Act. We’ll be cross programming one session with our team at Riga Stratcom Dialogue, featuring our very own Ukraine-based Roman Osadchuk and Managing Editor, Andy Carvin. Make sure to check out the rest of our 360/OS in Riga programming too! 

On “day zero” (June 5), four of our global researchers will host English and Spanish-language Digital Sherlocks trainings focused on building OSINT capacity to advance human rights, open to the full RightsCon community. Make sure to sign up to reserve your space! And don’t forget to check out the rest of RightsCon Costa Rica’s incredible programming – click here to sign up and see the full RightsCon site.

As our team goes around the world and back, we want you to come along. Check out all our 360/OS sessions here. You can also follow along on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages using the hashtag #360OS and #360CostaRiga. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact

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360/OS RightsCon sessions

Digital Sherlocks: Strengthening human rights advocacy through OSINT and counter-disinformation skills

June 5
English: 12:30-13:45 p.m. CST
Spanish: 14:00-15:15 p.m. CST
In-person training

Needs, capacities, and solutions to strengthen Venezuela’s digital information ecosystem

Private Session

Centering human rights in the African Union’s digital transformation strategy

Private Session
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Operationalizing Dignity: Preview from the Task Force for a Trustworthy Future Web

June 6
2:00-3:00 p.m. CST

Disinformation as a tool of war: The case of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

June 7
7:45-8:45 a.m. CST
Live Steam

Building healthier digital ecosystems for women’s political participation

June 7
14:00-14:45 p.m. CST
Live Stream

Call to engage in the implementation of the DSA and DMA in the EU

June 8
10:30-10:45 a.m. CST
Live Stream

Rethinking transparency reporting

June 8
11:30-12:30 p.m. CST

RightsCon Coverage


Jun 7, 2023

Activists and experts assemble in Costa Rica to protect human rights in the digital age

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Our Digital Forensic Research Lab is convening top tech thinkers and human-rights defenders at RightsCon to collaborate on an agenda for advancing rights globally.

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Past RightsCon sessions


Jun 7, 2022

Blinken on protecting human rights online: It’ll take ‘day-in and day-out vigilance’

By Atlantic Council

Secretary of State Antony Blinken joins Maria Ressa for a conversation on stopping democratic backsliding online at 360/Open Summit.

Civil Society Cybersecurity

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The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) has operationalized the study of disinformation by exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building digital resilience worldwide.