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  • Organization
  • Open Forum Title
    Multi-stakeholder Consultation on UNESCO’s Comprehensive Study on the Internet
  • Description
    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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Speakers
    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)

    Comments by Speakers:

    Ms Silvia Grundmann, Head of the Media Division Council of Europe
    Ms Anne Carblanc, Director for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
    Mr Carl Fredrik Wettermark, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Ms Marianne Franklin, co-chair of the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC)
    Ms Ceren Unal, Bilkent University Faculty of Law, Turkey
    Mr Nigel Hickson, Vice President, IGO Engagement of ICANN
    Mr Pedro Less Andrade, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy for Latin America at Google
    Ms Lillian Nalwoga, researcher of CIPESA, Uganda
    Ms Avri Doria, Research consultant on Internet Architectures and Governance, U.S.
    Mr Scott Busby, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Background paper
    Filename: 3e810aa88c98159aa3739c36496784d5_Comprehensive_Study_on_Internet.pdf