The theme of the conference is: "Confronting adversity: Women in Media during
conflict and crisis."
Online activists are facing abuse from misogynists and paid troll armies, but asking for laws to protect us from online abuse may come back to haunt us.
The great freedoms offered, for new voices, innovative media and human rights activism, goes hand-in-hand with real dangers on the online networking space. The growth of the online space has also complicated our understanding of media ethics, and of how to guarantee freedom of speech. It muddies the issue of censorship and how it operates in many countries.