Social Media in Armed Conflict: Conference Programme

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Time: 25 Nov 2020 - 26 Nov 2020
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

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