LIRNEasia at Internet Governance Forum in Baku, November 6-9


Posted by on October 24, 2012  /  1 Comments

We’re irregular visitors to IGF (Helani went to Rio and Hyderabad; I went to Sharm el Sheikh, . . . ). But this year is kinda exciting, with the WCIT sword hanging over the multi-stakeholder model.

I will be on a main panel, talking about the enabling environment. This session is on the 7th of November (Tuesday) 1500-1800.

In addition, I am speaking at

  • WS 142 Inclusive innovation for development: The contribution of the Internet and related ICTs, 6th November 1630-1800 at conference room #10, and
  • OECD Open Forum: Promoting policies for the Internet economy: Discussion of the most recent OECD Recommendations, 9th November 1100-1230 at conference room #4

With LIRNEasia moving into the Internet policy space, this should be a good event.

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  1. Appears I will also be speaking at Workshop 115 on “pluralism and freedom of expression in the Internet age” on 8th November, 1430-1700.

    The other panelists are:
    Andrea Renda, CEPS, Moderator/ Rapporteur
    Pilar del Castillo, MEP
    Zenet Mujic, OSCE, Senior Adviser to the Representative on Freedom of the Media
    Eli M. Noam, CITI, Columbia University
    Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project, New Delhi, India
    Peggy Valcke, KU Leuven
    Ben Hammersley (UK), Wired magazine; member European Commission High Level Expert Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism
    Giacomo Mazzone, European Broadcasting Union
    Maciej Tomaszewski, European Commission DG CONNECT (Remote moderator and speaker)