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September 2014

WS21: INTERMEDIARIES’ ROLE AND GOOD PRACTICE IN PROTECTING FOE

September 5, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
WORKSHOP ROOM 1 (RUMELI GROUND FLOOR/ROOM B1), Istanbul, Turkey + Google Map

This IGF session will be an opportunity to present and discuss the results of a brand new research project on Internet intermediaries, commissioned by UNESCO, Open Society Foundation and the Internet Society. The workshop aims to trigger discussion on the outcomes of this research and to contribute to identifying principles for good practices and processes that are consistent with international standards for free expression.

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The Real Cyber War: A Political Economy of Internet Freedom

September 18, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300, 3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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This talk conceptualizes cyberwar as the utilization of digital networks for geopolitical purposes, including covert attacks against another state’s electronic systems, but also, and more importantly, the variety of ways the internet is used to further a state’s economic and military agendas.

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October 2014

The UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and Internet Freedom – Developments & Perspectives

October 1, 2014 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300, 3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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What did the IGF process achieve for freedom of expression on the Internet over the last decade? Has the IGF come to a standstill? What are possible perspectives for a meaningful multi-stakeholder process in Internet governance? These and other questions need to be addressed in order to revitalize the IGF process – if a revitalization is wanted. This lunchtime talk will look at past developments and try to show future perspectives for the IGF.

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How the Internet and Activism Changes Policy

October 30, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300, 3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Internet advocacy has been credited with recent successful campaigns. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act…

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