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[Webinar] Online freedom of speech: the battle continues

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[Webinar] Online freedom of speech: the battle continues

Time: September 25, 2012 from 10am to 11am
Location: Online
Website or Map: http://www.diplomacy.edu/cale…
Event Type: online, webinar
Organized By: Diplo IGCBP
Latest Activity: Sep 25, 2012

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The Internet has expanded the ability for online users to communicate, participate, engage, and share. Despite rapid technological advances, users continue to experience censorship, infringements on their freedom of speech, surveillance, Internet disconnections, and other limitations.

Our September webinar will be hosted by Walid Al-Saqaf, a university scholar and activist from Yemen. He will be discussing some of the most burning issues related to freedom of speech online. Questions that will be discussed during the webinar include:

  • How could the challenge of Internet censorship be addressed and contextualised when formulating Internet governance policies?
  • The UN Human Rights Council's issued a resolution affirming human rights on the Internet. What implications could such a step have?
  • In an attempt to bypass restrictions on freedom of speech, do online users have the right to access the Internet anonymously?
  • Are companies removing content arbitrarily, moving away from justifications that censored content may have broken local laws or terms of service?

Join us on Tuesday 25th September at 10:00 GMT for another not-to-be-missed webinar. Please register here.

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Comment by meshack emakunat oriama on September 25, 2012 at 12:26pm

the fact that the UN Human Rights Council has recognised that the freedom of speech applies not only offline but also online,indicates that the worlds social communication order has changed and that will need a change of how we engage and manage communication and focus more on the diverse ways that the world/globe communicates rather than have limit in governance of communication infrastructure

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