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Time: September 20, 2010 to September 22, 2010
Location: Central European University
City/Town: Budapest, HUNGARY
Event Type: international, grassroots, advocacy, &, global, online, activism, conference, (topics:, free, expression, on, the, net, privacy, security, etc.)
Organized By: CEU & Google
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2010
Internet at Liberty 2010 - 20-22 September
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Join us in Budapest this September to share your ideas at the inaugural international conference, Internet at Liberty 2010: The promise and peril of online free expression.
The development of the internet as a global, free and open resource is a constant challenge. The dynamic and decentralized nature of the internet offers new opportunities for communication and free expression as well as new threats. Today we have reached a critical moment in time when governments that wish to control the spread of information and individuals using digital technologies to promote change are becoming increasingly sophisticated and strategic as they confront each other around the world.
Internet at Liberty 2010, co-sponsored by Google and Central European University, will bring together grassroots global activists alongside representatives of NGOs, academic centers, governments and corporations in order to explore the many issues at hand. The conference will explore creative ways to address the boundaries of online free expression; the complex relationship among technology, economic growth and human rights; ways in which dissidents and governments are using the internet; the role of internet intermediaries; as well as pressing policy and legal issues such as privacy and cybersecurity.
Workshops Mon, 20 Sept
(13:30 start) Afternoon workshops in which activists, NGOs and companies will help individuals learn ways to practice internet advocacy while protecting their security and privacy
Conference Day 1
Tues, 21 Sept
(9:00 start) Sessions focused on setting the historical stage, debating the internet's role as a democratizing force, and laying out challenges for governments and the private sector. Participants will also be asked to attend one of a series of dinners that will focus on specific topics.
Conference Day 2
Wed, 22 September
(9:00 start) Focus on national case studies, efforts to advance transparency and accountability; and break-out sessions addressing the relationship between promoting free expression and critical internet conflicts.
To confirm your place, please register by Friday 20 August.
Please note that due to limited venue capacity, Internet at Liberty 2010 is by invitation only and spaces are limited.*
We look forward to welcoming you to Budapest.
Senior Vice President
President and Rector
Central European University, Budapest
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