Results from the first global study of Internet filtering carried out by the OpenNet Initiative will be discussed by ICT development experts, speech and human rights advocates, journalists and bloggers, international laywers and scholars.

The OpenNet Initiative is holding its first public conference to discuss the current state of play of Internet filtering worldwide. The conference will be hosted by the Oxford Internet Institute on May 18, 2007. The conference is free of charge and open to the public.

Results from the first global study of Internet filtering carried out by the OpenNet Initiative will be on the table for a day of discussion involving ICT development experts, speech and human rights advocates, journalists and bloggers, international laywers and scholars, and others interested in state responses to online information flows. We hope you will join us in exploring interpretations and implications of our data and helping to shape the OpenNet Initiative’s evolving research agenda.

The day will conclude with a debate hosted by the Oxford Union – ‘This House believes that the Internet is the greatest force for Democratisation in the World‘.

Agenda

Time

Session

08:30-9:00

Registrant check-in and continental breakfast

09:00-9:20

Welcoming Remarks by Jonathan Zittrain

09:20-10:10

Ron Deibert: Global Internet Filtering: Evidence and Implications

10:10-10:40

Respondents and discussion

10:40-11:00

John Palfrey: Summary and introduction to afternoon sessions

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-13:00

Breakout Sessions Round 1

Free Expression on the Internet (Chair: Jonathan Zittrain)

Human Rights in Cyberspace (Chair: Ron Deibert)

Circumvention Tools (Chair: Hal Roberts)

13:00-14:00

Lunch (provided)

14:00-15:30

Breakout Sessions Round 2

Economic Development, Government and the Internet (Chair: Rob Faris)

Private Actors and State Action in Cyberspace (Chair: Colin Maclay)

International Responses to Internet Filtering (Chair: John Palfrey)

15:30-16:15

Coffee Break

16:15-17:15

Report Back from Breakout Sessions

17:15-17:30

Jonathan Zittrain and John Palfrey: Summation / Next Steps

17:45-21:15

Cocktail Event

20:30-22:30

Debate at the Oxford Union: This House believes that the Internet is the greatest force for Democratisation in the World

This conference is a partnership with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University.

Berkman Center for Internet & Society

About the speakers

  • Professor Jonathan Zittrain

    Affiliation: Oxford Internet Institute; Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • Professor John Palfrey

    Affiliation: Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • Ron Deibert

    Affiliation: Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • Rob Faris

    Affiliation: Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • Colin Maclay

    Affiliation: Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • Hal Roberts

    Affiliation: Berkman Center for Internet & Society
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