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ONI Conference: The Future of Free Expression on the Internet

With Professor Jonathan Zittrain, Professor John Palfrey, Ron Deibert, Rob Faris, Colin Maclay, and Hal Roberts
Recorded:
18 May 2007
Speakers:
With Professor Jonathan Zittrain, Professor John Palfrey, Ron Deibert, Rob Faris, Colin Maclay, and Hal Roberts
Filming venue:

St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HS.

Results from the first global study of Internet filtering carried out by the OpenNet Initiative were 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. 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 (see video on this page)
10:10-10:40 Respondents and discussion (click to view)
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 (click to view recording)

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

Berkman Center for Internet & Society

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