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)