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

October 1, 201412:15PM-1:15PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

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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The Real Cyber War: A Political Economy of Internet Freedom

September 18, 20143:30PM-4:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

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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September 5, 201411:00AM-12:30PM


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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Internet Ungovernance Forum

September 4, 2014 - Fri. Sep 5, 2014

Istanbul Bilgi University

All parties interested in a safe, free internet are invited to participate or serve as volunteers.  To register for the Internet Ungovernance Forum, email with your name, country, and organization/university by August 31, 2014. If you would like to coordinate or participate on a panel or would like to set up a workshop, send proposals to  For more information on how to get involved, including a list of topics and proposal types, visit the Internet Ungovernance Forum website.

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