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IGF 2021 Main Session Trust matters: exploring ways for building a safe and secure cyberspace


The session will build on the preparatory session. The inputs from the preparatory session will help to map the cyber security situation based on how the community perceives and prioritizes threats, identifies measures and instruments, which stakeholders presently address these issues, identify which are threats that possibly have no measures or instruments, what needs to be done, etc.

IGF 2021 WS #260 Internet resilience towards a renewed resilience for society

Additional Speakers

Speakers :

Speaker 1: Eglé Vasiliauskaite, Lithuania, Governement, Eastern European Group
Speaker 2: Ghislain de Salins, OCDE, Intergovernmental Organization, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: Jean-Jacques Sahel, Asia-Pacific Information Policy Lead, Google, Private Sector, Asia Pacific
Speaker 4: Marco Hogewoning, RIPE-NCC, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

IGF 2020 Main Session NRIs: Role of the Internet in Emergency Situations

Emergency situations can be described as any situation in which the life, rights or well-being of ‎people ‎can be put under threat unless immediate and appropriate action is taken. Usually, ‎these types of ‎situations require application of exceptional measures, quick and collectively ‎coordinated action ‎response, as single or unilateral actions often show to be insufficient given ‎the negative impact these ‎have on people.‎

IGF 2020 WS #304 Reaffirming human rights in company responses to crisis

Additional Speakers

1. Katarzyna Szymielewicz will be replaced by Dorota Głowacka (Panoptykon Foundation).

2. Lene Wendland will be replaced by Isabel Ebert (B-Tech Project, OHCHR).




1. Kickoff and speaker introductions (10 min)
Speaker presentations (15 min)
3. Moderated discussion (20 min)
4. Breakout groups (Governance, Freedom of Expression and Information, Privacy) (25 min)
Key questions:
What trends in crisis response have emerged among tech companies and telcos in the topic under discussion? How are they (un)aligned with international human rights standards?
- What specific practices do you want to see companies implement in this domain?

5. Report back from breakouts and cross-group discussion (20 min)
6. Wrap-up (4 min)

IGF 2020 WS #357 New profiles of marketing aimed at children in the Internet

Additional Speakers

We had to rearranje the lineup of speakers due to the new format, changes in their availability and also by considering the valuable feedback obtained. The new lineup will go as follows:

1) Jeffrey Chester - Executive Director Center for Digital Democracy. ONG – EUA

2) Dorothy K. Gordon - IFAP Chair Chair, UNESCO, Information for All Programme (IFAP) Programme Information pour tous (PIPT) . Miltilateral organ - Gana

3) Danilo Doneda - Law Professor, IDP. Academy - Brazil

4) Baroness Beeban Kidron -  Founder and Chair of 5Rights Foundation. House of Lords. ONG – UK

5) Jacqueline Stephenson - Mars’ Global Responsible Marketing Director. Mars. Business - UK



Isabella Henriques, Civil Society, lawyer and executive director of Alana Institute

Online Moderator: 

Marina Meira, Civil Society, lawyer, Alana Institute, Brazil


IGF 2020 WS #346 A Recipe for Deterrence in Cyberspace

Additional Speakers

Katherine Fox, from the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office will be replacing Kathryn Jones, from the same office. 

Chris Inglis, of the US Cyberspace Solarium Commission, will be added as a speaker. 


Given the virtual setting, the 90-minute panel will be split roughly evenly into two sections, with the first 45 minutes dedicated to a moderated panel discussion, and the second 45 minutes being open to questions from those in attendance.

IGF 2020 WS #342 People vs machines: collaborative content moderation

  • Intro and framing of the topic
  • Part 1.1: What is collaborative content moderation? The example of Wikimedia EN
  • Part 1.2: How content moderation affects freedom of expression and other human rights?
  • Part 2.1: How can policy support participative, collaborative content moderation that creates trust in platforms and the internet?
  • Part 2.2: The role of architectures in promoting people's ability to address disinformation, incitement to violence, etc.
  • Part 3: Commentary 
  • Part 4: Q&A with the audience


IGF 2020 WS #341 Multistakeholder Voices and the UN Cyber Dialogues

Additional Speakers

Raj Burli, Global Ambassador for Digital Peace Now Society, will moderate the discussion.


Given the virtual setting, the 90-minute panel will be split roughly evenly into two sections, with the first 45 minutes dedicated to a moderated panel discussion, and the second 45 minutes being open to questions from those in attendance.

IGF 2020 WS #299 Building Digital Security for Journalists

Additional Speakers

Co-rapporteur: Mr. Elias Kroessin



10 Minutes

Welcome and session presentation



Discussion of cases: defining the challenges and opportunities with:

  • Chi Hang Chan, Journalist, Hong-Kong
  • Helena Bertho Dias, Journalist, Brazil
  • Gyde Jensen, German MP and Head of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid
  • Lisa Dittmer, Advocacy Officer for Internet Freedom, RSF Germany
  • Andy Yen, CEO, Protonmail



Best Practice: Discussion in small groups 

Group discussions in the following topics:

  1. Defining the responsibilities: What are the responsibilities of the various stakeholders in order to protect journalists in the digital field?
  2. Best practices: What could multi-stakeholders do to contribute the best practices for the digital self-defense of journalists?
  3. Global Standards: How can we develop global standards to protect journalists in the digital sphere?
  4. Future: Which cooperation and collaboration opportunities are there on the national and international levels to help provide more safety for journalists?

15 Minutes

Introduction of the pitches of the different groups

10 Minutes

Future Opportunities, conclusion remarks & Thank you!

IGF 2020 WS #326 The promises and perils of satellite internet

Additional Speakers

Larry Press will speak instead of Doug Madory, as Larry is an expert on satellite internet and Doug is unavailable. Larry Press has a bio here:

Felix Blanco from Internet Sans Frontieres will speak instead of Julie Owono, from the same organization. Felix has a bio here:

Ahmad Ahmadian will also join. He is Business Development Manager at NetFreedom Pioneers, developer of Knapsack, a service for filecasting content through satellite & bridging digital divides.

IGF 2020 WS #260 COVID-19 “Dis-infodemic”: Challenges, lessons, opportunities

Additional Speakers

As stated above.

  • Opening remarks by the moderator and brief introduction by speakers (5 minutes) 

UNESCO’s Director of Policies & Strategies in the field of Communication and Information, Guy Berger, will open the debate.  

  • Brief presentation of UNESCO policy briefs on the COVID 19 disinfodemic (10 minutes) 

As background to the session, Julie Posetti, director of research at the International Center for Journalists and co-author of the UNESCO policy briefs on the COVID-19 disinfodemic, will introduce the main typologies of COVID-19 disinformation and of responses to the disinfodemic it identified in the report. She will summarize the analysis contained in the policy papers, which adopted the same methodology as another major report released this fall by the Broadband Commission on Sustainable Development, on the theme of countering digital disinformation while respecting freedom of expression. 

  • Moderated debate with the speakers (40 minutes) 

The moderator will pose questions to the expert panelists to structure the exchange.  

Among issues to be covered include: 

- Efforts by WHO and other UN agencies to counter misinformation and disinformation.    

- The main findings and conclusions drawn by the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development in its recent report Balancing Act: Countering Digital Disinformation While Respecting Freedom of Expression. 

- The challenge posed by the circulation of misinformation and disinformation on social media platforms, the dangers such content presents to their users, and the new measures and partnerships that Twitter has taken to combat it.  

- The renewed efforts by journalists and fact-checkers, such as members of the International Fact-Checking Network, to counter misinformation and disinformation.   

- The role of the media in countering misinformation, building on the work led by First Draft and others. 

The debate will lead to discussions on recommendations for governments, civil society, private sector, and media.  

  • Q&A session with online audience (30 minutes) 

The moderator will open the floor for questions and comments from participants through the Zoom Q&A and live chat functionalities. 

  • Summary of proposed solutions/recommendations by panelists (3 minutes) 

  • Conclusion (2 minutes) 

Closing sum-up and identification of ways forward. 

IGF 2020 WS #130 Election in times of disinformation


Introductory remarks (10min):

  • Mr. Guy Berger, UNESCO Director of the Division for Communication and Information Strategy and Policy ; and Ms Sarah Lister, UNDP Head of Governance.

Multi-regional perspective (45 min):

  • Electoral observers (from CSOs and from IGOs), networks of fact-checkers and journalists from Africa, Europe and Latin America will present their achievements in tackling the question of disinformation and the challenge in organizing or covering elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Open debate with the audience (30min).

IGF 2020 WS #97 Fact-Checking: A Realm for Multi-stakeholder model?


1.   Introduction​  (5 mins):  
Our moderators will start this session with an introduction of different speakers and elaboration on the agenda and background of the workshop. 
2.   Speaker sharing​  (40 mins) : 

The guest speakers will begin by sharing their perspectives on the topic of false information and fact-checking through the lens of their expertise. These could include introductory concepts on false information and fact-checking, the ways false information is conventionally determined, and the current adopted forms of fact-checking. This will initiate the discussion and will give participants the necessary background to refer to in discussing the prevailing issues on the present system of fact-checking. 
3.   Round Table Discussion I​  (15 mins): 

This is a primary discussion which aims to accentuate the stakeholders in the structure of digital fact-checking and the consequences of the existing mode of regulation.  
Guiding questions:  
-    What are the implications of recent institutional regulations on false information?  
-    What are some of the dilemmas of the existing methodology used in combating false information?  
Summarization of Round Table Discussion I: 
The moderators will summarize the key points of the previous discussion and guide the conclusion of the summary towards the issues of privatized fact-checking infrastructure, so as to inspire further discussion on potential solutions in addressing the above concerns. 
4.   Round Table Discussion II​  (15 mins):  

In this round table discussion, the focus will be shifted towards a dialogue on potential incorporation by borrowing or expanding existing models such as the multi-stakeholder model into the fact-checking operation, thereby as a way of improving the current system by reinforcing trust. 
Guiding questions:  
-    What stakeholders are responsible for checking the credibility of fact-checkers and how can their reliability be ensured?  
-    Is it possible to borrow or to expand on existing models such as the multistakeholder model in order to improve the fact-checking process?  
-    What are the key concepts for establishing trust and how can it be implemented fact-checking? 
Summarization of Round Table Discussion II:  
The moderators will summarize the key takeaways of the discussion and guide the conclusion of the summary towards the way existing models could be adopted and expanded in the fact-checking process through establishing trust. 
5.   Open-floor Q&A​  (10 mins): 

We will open up the floor for the participants to comment and ask questions. Our online moderators will facilitate this session and may ask follow-up questions to encourage participants to interact. 
6.   Conclusion​  (5 mins):  
The moderator will summarize the discussions. Speakers will be able to add final remarks if they wish. 

IGF 2020 WS #234 Security of digital products: Industry and enhancing trust



Welcome and introduction


PART I: Impact of vulnerable products on international security

Setting the stage: Policy and regulatory approaches to increase security of digital products

  • Mr David Koh, Commissioner of Cybersecurity and Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore
  • Dr Jon Albert Fanzun, Special Envoy for Cyber Foreign and Security Policy, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA

Open Discussion


PART II: Good corporate practices

Geneva Dialogue findings: good practices on security-by-design, and main challenges

  • Ms Anastasiya Kazakova, Public Affairs Manager, Kaspersky
  • Mr Barrack Otieno, Trustee, Kenya ICT Action Network
  • Mr Sebastian Stranieri, CEO and founder, VU

Open discussion



Next steps: towards the common baseline requirements

Open discussion


IGF 2020 WS #180 Trust, Media Ethics & Governance During COVID-19 Crisis

Additional Speakers


  • Prof Ang Peng Hwa         Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore   
  • Dr. Ansgar Koene             Horizon Digital Economy  Research Institue, University of Nottingham, UK
  1. Setting the scene:  moderator, Dr. Chin, 3 minutes    
  2. Six presentations, each speaks for 8 minutes with 1 minute of immediate response
  • Professor Yun Long:                          Director of Digital Ethics Institute, Communication University of China; Chair of the Digital Communication Ethics Division, Chinese Society for Science and Technology Journalism
  • Mr. Shu Wang:                                     Deputy Chief Editor, Sina Weibo, China 
  • Ms. Amrita Choudhury:                      Director of CCAOI, India
  • Professor Ang Peng Hwa:                  Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore   
  • Dr Ansgar Koene:                                Horizon Digital Economy  Research Institue, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Dr Elinor Carmi:                                   Department of Communication and Media, University of Liverpool
  1. Discussions amongst speakers           7 minutes  moderated by Dr. Chin               
  2. Interactive question and answer session,  20 minutes  moderated by Dr. Chin and Mr. Wu
  3. wrap-up       7 minutes

IGF 2020 WS #129 The Revolution won't be Televised, but Social Mediatised?

  • Welcome and introduction of high-level panel (’15 minutes)
  • Interactive discussion on the role of social media in forming public opinion of people. A dialogue led by BIK Youth Ambassadors with the high-level panel and audience (’45 minutes)
  • Q&A (’20 minutes)
  • Final closing words by high-level panel and takeaways (‘10min)

IGF 2020 WS #176 Assurance and transparency in ICT supply chain security


Agenda: 1h 30 min

Welcome word & introductory remarks by the moderator [5 min].

ICT Supply Chain Threat Landscape

  • Discussion on risks and cyberthreats to ICT supply chains: views by experts and reflections to questions from the audience [25 min].

Building confidence in ICT supply chains

  • Discussion on approaches to ensure the security and trustworthiness of ICTs and the underlying supply chains as well as to enhance assurance and transparency in ICT supply chain security: views by experts and reflections to questions from the audience [25 min].

Closing the capacity and competence gap

  • Discussion on how to strengthen ICT supply chain security through relevant norms of responsible behavior in cyberspace and what capacity building efforts could facilitate this process: views by experts and reflections to questions from the audience [25 min].


  • Concluding remarks by the moderator and experts [10 min].

IGF 2020 WS #59 Everything you wanted to ask about Hate Speech but didn't


10.20 – 10.35 (times in UTC)

Opening & Introduction to a comprehensive approach to combating hate speech within a human rights framework.

Speaker: Bastiaan Winkel, vice chair of the Committee of expert on Combating Hate Speech of the Council of Europe

Facilitator: Menno Ettema, co-secretariat to Committee of expert on Combating Hate Speech

10.35-11.05 (time in UTC)

Break-out groups

  1. Prevention Measures to address hate speech
    • Content questions:
      • Promising Practices in using preventive tools (eg. awareness-raising, education & Media literacy, victim support, use of counter and alternative narratives)
      • Roles of different stakeholders and improving cooperation and impact
    • Speakers: Martin Mlynár Youth Member No hate Speech Network & Albin Dearing, EU Fundamental Rights Agency
  2. Protection: Self & Co-regulatory approaches
    • Content questions:
      • Promising practices: what can we learn from the experiences with content moderation practices? Does it deliver effective redress for both persons targeted by hate speech and persons who’s right to freedom of expression are infringed? Is (judicial) independent oversight ensured?
      • Roles of different stakeholders and improving cooperation and impact
    • Speakers: Sejal Parmer,  Lecturer, School of Law, University of Sheffield & Alexander Schafer, Head of division for consumer policy in the information society,telecommunications and media law - Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection 
  3. Prosecution: use of national criminal and administrative legislation covering hate speech in the online environment.
    • Content questions:
      • Promising practices: Can national authorities implement national legislation on hate speech in the online environment. Equally, how do internet platforms align their global user guidelines with relevant national legislation.
      • Roles of different stakeholders and improving cooperation and impact
    • Speakers: Bastiaan Winkel, vice chair of the Committee of Expert of Combating Hate Speech & Alexandra Laffitte, Vice Chair of EuroISPA

11.05 – 11.20 (time in UTC)

Closing Plenary:

  • Summary feedback from the break-out sessions by note takers
  • Facilitator:  Menno Ettema

IGF 2020 WS #43 Trusted Digital Space via PRIDA–Informed Transformed Africa

Additional Speakers
  1. 4.  Mr. Vladimir Radunovic – DiPLO Foundatio
  2. 5  Dr. Alison Gillwald,  Executive Director - Research ICT Africa

The session will be a policy dialogue discussion among IG experts from Africa under the coordination of the African Union Commission (AUC). This will be a 90 minutes’ panel discussion. There will be five panelists and a moderator. The moderator will have 5 minutes to introduce the session. After which each panelist will be given 4 minutes to make introductory remarks that will be focused towards broad issues highlighted. The moderator will then ask specific questions to the panelists that will take 20 minutes. The floor will be opened to the public for a discussion session that will take 35 minutes. The panelists will then have a total of 10 minutes to make closing remarks. It is approximated that the session will have close to 100 participants that would include diplomats, parliamentarians and senior policy makers across Africa. The methodology adopted will support practical outcomes. The panelist for the session are expert in the area related to trust and having worked on continental projects, they understand the issues from a technical/ practical point of view as well as from a policy perspective. African Union Commission is keen to promote a safe digital space for the continent and this workshop will be a good platform to receive views from stakeholders.

IGF 2020 WS #53 Right to Play?---Online Gaming and Child Rights

Additional Speakers

Lanky Zheng, Male, Tencent  (to replace Matt Mao)

Professor Pete Etchells, Male, Bath University (to replace Daniel Kardefelt Winther due to potential conflict of schedule)


This workshop is planned to be an interactive session with meaningful discussion, and the discussion will be facilitated in the following ways.The diversity of speakers as we list above will enable diversified perspectives and views to be shared,highlighting children’s voices. The moderator is well informed and experienced in presiding multi-stakeholder discussions, and able to have a good control over the meeting progress. Questions and input for speakers will be prepared in advance to help stimulate interactive, dynamic dialogue. The moderator of the workshop will at the beginning take a roll call of all the participants, so that the moderator can call on individuals to comment on subject pertaining to their interest. Moderator will prep all speakers ahead of time and ask meaningful questions to encourage active participation. Detailed agenda will follow further planning with each speaker. 

IGF 2020 WS #71 Building trust through responsible response to global crises

Additional Speakers

New Moderator:  Chris Boyer, AT&T/. Will replace Rinalia Abul Rahim, Internet Society, who has a conflict.

Correction to Speaker Information: Kathryn Condello, Lumen. Since the workshop was initially submitted, Ms. Condello's company has changed its name from CenturyLink to Lumen. Her updated biography follows:

Kathryn Condello


Senior Director, National Security / Emergency Preparedness



Vice-Chair, Communications SCC

Past Chair, DHS NCC/Comms-ISAC


Kathryn Condello represents Lumen at the Federal level in all policy, planning and operational issues related to National Security, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response, Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Continuity of Operations.  

Ms. Condello is an operations-focused leader within Lumen and the Communications Sector, with extensive, executive-level experience in managing and directing broad corporate and industry initiatives in the areas of strategic planning, policy development, government relations, network deployment/operations, and business marketing functions.  Ms Condello has more than 20 years experience in industry level initiatives associated with national security, network reliability, and emergency preparedness programs, planning and policy initiatives. 


She holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.B.A. from Loyola College, served as a Principal Associate (Research Professor) with George Mason University’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Program, and is currently an Adjunct Professor with the University of New Hampshire M.S. program in Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management.   Ms Condello started her career in the public safety radio business, was one of the first commercial wireless pioneers, and gathered more than 20 years commercial wireless experience prior to joining Lumen




  • Overview of the problems created by the crisis and the role of the Internet
  • Stakeholder collaboration on mitigation strategies
  • Evolving the Framework of Trust
  • Best Practices to inform future crisis response