[IRPCoalition] Last day to register. Re: Last chance to register: Power shifts. Media Freedom and the Internet

Lorena Jaume-Palasi lorena at collaboratory.de
Fri Nov 10 18:49:38 EET 2017

Dear all,
today is the last day to register to the FoME symposium on Internet
Governance here
We will also stream the event. Please do come back if you have feedback or
Looking forward to seeing a few of you in Berlin!

2017-11-08 0:22 GMT+01:00 Lorena Jaume-Palasi <lorena at collaboratory.de>:

> Dear all,apologies for cross-posting. This is a last reminder to register
> for the FoME Symposium on Media Freedom and its intersection with Internet
> Governance. Many familiar names from almost all continents will be speaking
> on key topics and we look forward to see many of you in Berlin!Regards,
> Lorena
> Power Shifts. Media Freedom and the Internet
> November 16-17, 2017
> Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Tiergartenstr. 35, Berlinorganised by
> iRights.international <http://irights.international/>, hosted by
> Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung <http://www.kas.de/wf/en/>
> Registration <http://fome.info/events/symposium-2017/registration> |
> Programme <http://fome.info/events/symposium-2017/programme> | Speakers
> <http://fome.info/events/symposium-2017/speakers>
> In many countries, not only in the developing world, governments are
> pushing for more control over the Internet. Censoring content is a growth
> industry, and Internet and social network shutdowns in response to civil
> protest and unrest are on the rise. Online surveillance is exploding and
> people are being increasingly intimidated or detained because of their
> online activities.
> Therefore it is vital for civil society and the media to work together in
> order to shape the Internet of the future and ensure it remains in the
> service of democracy. And the role of international media assistance needs
> to be reconsidered in this context.
> At the 2017 Symposium of the Forum Media and Development (FoME) in Berlin
> (Nov. 16th & 17th), we will discuss recent developments, strategies and
> next steps with a range of international experts in the fields of media
> development and Internet governance:
>    - Chinmayi Arun, Centre for Communication Governance, Delhi
>    - Lynn St. Amour, Chair of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the
>    Internet Governance Forum
>    - Guy Berger, Director of Division of Freedom of Expression and Media
>    Development, UNESCO
>    - William Bird, Media Monitoring Africa, Johannesburg
>    - Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
>    - Miriam Estrin, Google
>    - Helani Galpaya, LIRNEasia, Colombo, Sri Lanka
>    - Jeanette Hofmann, Berlin Social Science Center
>    - Joseph Nasongo, Commissioner, National Cohesion and Integration
>    Commission, Kenya
>    - Mark Nelson, Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA),
>    Washington, DC
>    - Nanjira Sambuli, World Wide Web Foundation, Nairobi
>    - Leo Van Audenhove, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
>    - and many more.
> The FoME symposium will bring together journalists, media managers, media
> development specialists, activists, academics and representatives from
> government and private companies from around the world to exchange views
> and foster ideas to keep the Internet free and open – for media and
> citizens around the globe.
> At the core of the symposium will be the following questions:
>    - How to address Internet filtering and blocking in authoritarian
>    regimes?
>    - How to counter “fake news” without stifling freedom of expression?
>    - How to minimize risks emerging from cyber security initiatives?
>    - Should the media development community engage more in the Internet
>    Governance Forum (IGF) processes?
>    - Should media development focus its attention more to international
>    digital media enterprises?
>    - How to regulate or control the expansion of digital surveillance
>    programs?
>    - Should digital information literacy be more prominent on the media
>    development agenda?
> The symposium is organised and hosted by iRights
> <http://irights.international/> in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer
> Stiftung <http://kas.de/>. FoME is an initiative of 20 organisations from
> German-speaking countries active in international media development,
> including iRights, CAMECO, Deutsche Welle Akademie, ECPMF, Friedrich Ebert
> Stiftung, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, GIZ, IDEM, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung,
> Reporters without Borders and others.
> For inquiries please contact fome (at) iRights (dot) international


Lorena Jaume-Palasí ∙ Coordinator, Global Internet Governance Arbeitsgruppe

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