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Wednesday, September 3 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WS11: Languages on the move: Deploying multilingualism in the net [CB]

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Sustainability and development of the Internet can only be ensured if the net becomes a truly multilingual platform which can support everyone’s right to freedom of opinion and expression online.
The workshop aims to continue the study and investigation of how Internet can become more multilingual through the full deployment of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs). The yearly EURid-UNESCO World Report on IDNs in cooperation with Verisign includes new chapters about the human perception of the language in its different scripts and the introduction of the first IDN generic top-level domains. It also features an extended section on the universal acceptance of IDNs from the technical perspective. Geographical distribution and gender balance of the speakers will be one of the workshop guarantees as well as the time left for discussion with the participants.
The workshop will be organised as a round table with key speakers who have been working hard at multiple levels to ensure that Internet becomes more and more multilingual. At the time of finalising the list of the speakers, the organisers have contacted multilingual content creators to expand the discussion to the Internet multilingual content aspect.
It will be also moderated at social media level with a dedicated social media moderator.
The EURid-UNESCO World Report on IDN deployment is a yearly study that is going to be continued in the future in closer cooperation with the ccTLD regional organisations Secretariats as well as with the representatives of industry leaders who can contribute to make the Internet a truly multilingual environment. At the same time, the workshop will consider to produce a bullet point chart to be distributed at all levels to illustrate the actions that should be enforced for the aforementioned objective.

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Carolina Aguerre

I'm a researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CETYS) and Professor at the Universidad de San Andres (Buenos Aires). I am currently working on cybersecurity governance frameworks, digital citizenship and participatory challenges in Internet organizations. I am the academic... Read More →
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Fahd Batayneh

Stakeholder Engagement Senior Manager, Middle East, ICANN
Fahd joined ICANN in October 2013. Prior to ICANN, he held several positions within Jordan's National IT Center (NITC) last of which was managing both the ccTLD and IDN ccTLD of Jordan. Fahd has attended ICANN meetings on regular basis since 2008, and was active in several working... Read More →

Irina Danelia

Irina Danelia has been in telecommunications since 1998. For nearly 10 years, she worked at the large Golden Telecom holding, which later became part of Beeline. Among Ms Danelia’s accomplishments are the creation and development of a Russia-wide network for distributing mass Internet... Read More →

Mohamed El-Bashir

Mohamed El Bashir is an active Internet user and expert. He has been active within ICANN since 2001, when he managed Sudan's ccTLD ".SD" Re-delegation process, .SD is currently managed by Sudan Internet Society, an organization which he established.

Mohamed served as a Council... Read More →

Manal Ismail

Manal Ismail is Executive Director for International Technical Coordination at the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt.  Mrs. Ismail has led GAC discussions and input to the IDN ccTLDs Fast Track process, co-chaired IDNC WG on Fast Track, and participated to th... Read More →

Pat Kane

As senior vice president of naming and directory services at Verisign, Pat Kane is responsible for the management, policy and operations of all top-level domains operated by Verisign under contract with the ICANN. These include .com, .net, .gov, .name and .jobs, as well as supporting... Read More →

Minjee Kim

Minjee Kim is responsible for the coordination of International Affairs regarding TLD Universal Acceptance at KRNIC(Korea Network Information Center) of KISA (Korea Internet & Security Agency). She joined KISA in 2014 and has been involved in researching international policy for IDNs... Read More →

Mark McFadden

Director, Internet Infrastructure and Governance, Interconnect Communications
Mark is the principal consultant for Internet infrastructure and addressing at InterConnect Communications in Chepstow, Wales. He is a specialist in global Internet addressing and naming. For five years, Mark was the Senior Strategist for Internet Naming and Addressing Policy at BT... Read More →

Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor is an Internet governance and policy professional. Her work includes the annual World Report on Internationalised Domain Names (lead author) for EURid and UNESCO with the support of Verisign.  She has also contributed to reports for the UK regulator, Ofcom, a re... Read More →

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Wednesday September 3, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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