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Thursday, September 4 • 9:00am - 10:30am
UNESCO Open Forum- Multi-stakeholder Consultation on UNESCO’s Comprehensive Study on the Internet

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UNESCO takes the Forum to share the initial findings and seek inputs through an inclusive multi-stakeholder consultation process on its ongoing Comprehensive Study of Internet-related issues as mandated by its 37th General Conference Resolution 52 (2013). The discussion focuses in the four fields of the Study (i) Access to information and knowledge, (ii) Freedom of expression, (iii) Privacy, and (iv) Ethical dimensions of the information society and also explores possible options for future actions as related to global Internet governance. 

Governments, private sector, civil society, academia, international organizations and the technical community are welcome to join this Open Forum and provide their inputs to the Concept Paper of the Study which UNESCO will present at the Forum and its guiding framework of “Internet Universality”, as well as UNESCO’s and other partners work on development of  Internet Governance Glossary, Ethics book, etc.

To stimulate the debate, the discussion will be structured in the five key questions of the study on (i) Access to information and knowledge, (ii) Freedom of expression, (iii) Privacy, and (iv) Ethical dimensions of the information society and (v) possible options for future actions texts. All speakers are invited to briefly comment and provide inputs to each question, and participants are also allowed to intervene during each discussion. 

All these documents are available at: www.unesco.org/new/internetstudy

All feedbacks on the study could be addressed to Internetstudy@unesco.org.


Chaired by Mr Getachew Engida, Deputy Director General of UNESCO

Presentation on the Internet Study,  by Mr Guy Berger (Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO) and Mr Indrajit Banajee (Director for Knowledge Society, UNESCO)

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Pedro Less Andrade

Director Public Policy Latin America, Google Inc
Pedro is a Lawyer from University of Buenos Aires, holds a Master's degree (LL.M) from University of Georgia; and pursued postgraduate studies in the Legal Framework of the Multilateral Trading System of the WTO. | | Back in 2007 he started Google’s public policy work in Latin America. Since then, he has been involved in the legislative and regulatory process of Internet related issues, national digital agendas, regional broadband strategies... Read More →
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Guy Berger

Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO
I am director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development at UNESCO. Oversee UNESCO's report "World Trends on Freedom of Expression and Media Development", and taking forward UNESCO Member States' agreement to the concept of Internet Universality, and options for Internet action on access to information & knowledge online; freedom of expression; privacy; and ethical dimensions of the Information Society... Read More →

Scott Busby

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

Anne Carblanc

Director for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
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Avri Doria

Researcher, Technicalities ( dotgay LLC, APC, ... )
Avri Doria is a research consultant. She served on the UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) and the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). She served as a member the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat and is a member of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (IGF MAG). As a technologist she has been involved in the development of Internet protocols and architectures for over 30 years; is co-chair of a Research... Read More →
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Marianne Franklin

IRPC Steering Committee / Professor of Global Media & Poiitics (Goldsmiths, UK), Internet Rights & Principles Coalition / Goldsmiths (University of London, UK)
http://internetrightsandprinciples.org/site/ @netrights http://www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/staff/franklin/ @GloComm

Silvia Grundmann

Silvia Grundmann works for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as Head of the Media Division in the Information Society Department of the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law. She holds both German law degrees with distinction, followed by a Master of Common Law from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and she passed the New York State Bar Exam. For her PhD thesis at the University of Hamburg, she analyzed competition laws in the... Read More →

Nigel Hickson

Vice President, IGO Engagement, ICANN

Lillian Nalwoga

Policy Officer, Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)
Lillian Nalwoga works as a Policy Officer at the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and is also the President of the Internet Society – Uganda Chapter. She is actively involved in ICT policy debates at the local, regional and global level - including coordinating the Uganda and East Africa Internet Governance Forums. She is interested in advancing the appropriate use of technology for... Read More →

Thursday September 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Workshop Room 08 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 4)

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