Prague IRFBA Ministerial Conference - Technology and Corporations Session

International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance Ministerial Conference
28.11.2023 – 30.11.2023
Prague, Czech Republic

Technology and Corporations: How Social Media Platforms and Artificial Intelligence Can Protect FoRB
This session will focus on social media, artificial intelligence, and corporate responsibility for the protection of FoRB. It will review considerations and strategies for technology firms’ duties, abilities, and incentives to protect FoRB in theocratic, communist, and even democratic environments. It will explore the use of social media platforms and AI for FoRB suppression and encourage governments and companies to work cooperatively and constructively to respect human dignity and protect liberty of conscience for everyone.

Simran Stuelpnagel, Vice Chair, IRF Secretariat

Harbir Bhatia, CEO, Silicon Valley Central Chamber of Commerce
Robert Beringer, Founder & CEO, EOR – Electronic On Ramp
Kasey Barr, Ph.D., Fellow at the Program for Democratic Resilience and Development (PDRD), Reichman University
Egle Markeviciute, Public Affairs Specialist and the Head of Digital & Innovation Policy, Lithuania

Established in February 2020

The alliance aims to address and counter religious persecution and discrimination on a global scale.

Member countries collaborate to advocate for the right to freedom of religion or belief, share best practices, and coordinate efforts to protect individuals from religiously motivated violence and discrimination. 


EOR offers comprehensive services to support countries, organizations, and individuals in safeguarding and promoting religious freedom globally. Our team, comprised of experts in international relations, human rights, and religious studies, collaborates with governments, NGOs, and other entities to assess the status of religious freedom, analyze existing policies, and develop strategies for improvement.

EOR provide tailored consultations, drawing on a wealth of information from various sources, including government officials, religious groups, and human rights monitors. Our goal is to contribute to the enhancement of religious freedom worldwide by offering insightful guidance, fostering dialogue, and facilitating initiatives that promote tolerance and respect for diverse religious beliefs. Through our consulting services, we strive to create a world where individuals can practice their faith freely and peacefully coexist, fostering a global environment that values and protects religious diversity.

EOR Benefits

Human Rights

EOR supports fundamental rights and freedoms that every individual is entitled to, irrespective of their nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, or any other characteristic.

These rights are inherent to all human beings and are often considered universal, inalienable, and indivisible. The EOR enshrined in various international documents and treaties, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.

EOR support human rights that include civil and political rights, such as the right to life, freedom of speech, and the right to a fair trial, as well as economic, social, and cultural rights, like the right to education, health, and work. Additionally, human rights encompass the principles of non-discrimination, equality, and the prohibition of torture and slavery.

EOR promoting and protecting human rights is also a shared responsibility of governments, international organizations, civil society, and individuals. Human rights advocacy aims to create a world where the inherent dignity and worth of every person are respected, protected, and fulfilled. Violations of human rights often prompt international scrutiny and calls for accountability to ensure justice and prevent further abuses.

Policy Development

Our organization recognizes the importance of safeguarding this fundamental human right and follows a systematic approach to formulate and implement effective policies.

The key steps in the EOR's policy development process include:

  1. Issue Identification: EOR identifies instances of religious persecution, discrimination, or threats to religious freedom worldwide.

  2. Research and Analysis: EOR gathers information from various sources, including governments, religious groups, human rights organizations, and other stakeholders.

  3. Consultation and Collaboration: EOR engages in consultations with experts, religious leaders, governments, and international organizations to gather diverse perspectives and insights.

  4. Policy Formulation: Based on the gathered information and consultations, EOR formulates policies designed to address specific challenges to religious freedom.

  5. Multilateral Agreement: In support of the IRFBA alliance, EOR offers support for multilateral agreements for the shared mutual benefit of all.