Day 1

Note: The time indicated is Central European Time (CET). For Myanmar time it will be CET + 5:30.

09:00-09:10 Welcome and introduction

09:10-09:40 Keynote talk by Anita Gohdes

Internet control and state repression during conflict

09:40-14:00 Presentations, discussants’ comments, Q&A

09:40-10:20 Bernhard Ortmann, Hkalen Tu Hkawng, D Moon Awng, Dabang Kai Htang: Understanding framings of nonviolence on Facebook: The case of the Kachin Youth Movement in April-May 2018 in its context of Christian Kachin ethno-nationalism

Discussant: Min Zaw Oo

10:20-11:00 Stein Tønnesson, Min Zaw Oo and Ne Lynn Aung: Pretending to be states: The use of Facebook by armed groups in Myanmar

Discussant: Anita Gohdes

11:00-11:10 Break

11:10-11:50 Aye Aye Zaw & Matt Walsh: Utilizing a mobile phone application and Facebook campaigns to reduce the risks of deaths and injuries from landmines and ERW among civilians in Myanmar’s conflict zones

Discussant: Ne Lynn Aung

11:50-12:30 Anis Zaman: The role of social media in the rise of Buddhist extremism in Myanmar

Discussant: Iselin Frydenlund

12:30-12:40 Break

12:40-13:20 Julie Marie Hansen: Breaking the silence? The role of social media in raising awareness about sexual and gender-based violence

Discussant: Esther Sarah Tenberg

13:20-14:00 Elisenda Calvet Martinez: The use of geospatial technologies in the Rohingya refugee’s crisis in Myanmar to prevent human rights violations and advancing peace

Discussant: Marte Nilsen

Day 2

09:00-09:19 Welcome back

09:10-09:40 Keynote talk by Aim Sinpeng

Regulating hate speech on Facebook in the Asia Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities

09:40-14:00 Paper presentations, discussants’ comments, and Q&A

09:40-10:20 Evin Julia Yesilöz: Trial by Facebook: The challenges to social media evidence

Discussant: Kimberley Mills

10:20-11:00 Aimée Povel: How Facebook’s self-regulation affects the voice of its users

Discussant: Andreas Hirblinger

11:00-11:10 Break

11:10-11:50 Stein Tønnesson, Min Zaw Oo and Ne Lynn Aung: Psychological warfare on Facebook: A case from Myanmar

Discussant: Aim Sinpeng

11:50-12:30 Min Aung Mann: Human Security Concern: Necessity to access Facebook in Northern-Rakhine State and Chin State

Discussant: Stein Tønnesson

12:30-13:10 Open debate about Social media and armed conflict as a research agenda

13:10-13:20 Concluding remarks