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  • Organisation
    Freedom Online Coalition
  • Open Forum Title
    Protecting Human Rights Online: the Freedom Online Coalition
  • Description
    The Freedom Online Coalition is a group of 26 countries, from all regions of the world, committed to coordinating efforts with each other and with other stakeholders to advance Internet freedom. At this IGF Open Forum, Coalition members will give updates on the work of the coalition since IGF Istanbul, including the Freedom Online Conference in Ulaanbaatar May 4th and 5th, the progress of three working groups on key issues of concern to Internet freedom, and the Digital Defenders Partnership.
    The first working group is co-chaired by the Netherlands and addresses rights-based approaches to cybersecurity. The second working group is co-chaired by Sweden and will explore the link between digital development and the rule of law. The third working group is co-chaired by the U.K. and focuses on the relationship between companies and governments around Internet freedom issues.
    We invite the IGF community to engage in a discussion of the ongoing work of the FOC.
  • Speakers
    Mongolia, Netherlands, Sweden, U.K., non-governmental working group participants, HIVOS representative.
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  • Background paper
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    Filename: IGF2014_OpenForum_Summary_FINAL.docx