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Monday, December 5
 

09:00

International Media Support - Operational responses to online harassment
Operational responses to online harassment

From election campaigns in the US to news sites, community forums and social media in every country on the planet, online harassment is widespread and rampant. Whether they are systematic, large-scale smear campaigns or individuals targeting those they disagree with, the rise in threats and attacks against anyone who sticks out their neck, who are critical, in opposition, or simply do not conform to normative standards, is alarming.

The attacks are often devastating and with long-term impact on people's ability to speak out or simply exist in the online space. Many of those targeted are women, who are often not targeted because they hold an unpopular opinion, but simply because they are women.

The problems are well-known. But how should we respond? What are the realistic, constructive responses to mitigate, prevent and protect?

This session will brainstorm on these questions with the help of our great panel, looking for useful, realistic ways to respond from a variety of key angles - from human rights and legal perspectives, from a technology platform and from an online community perspective.

We've got a great panel lined up:

  • Hyra Basit, Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan
    Instrumental in establishing Pakistan and the region's first online harassment helpline, which offers digital security support, legal advice and emotional trauma assistance, Hyra has extensive experience in the field of cyber harassment and how to address it.
  • Ellery Roberts Biddle, Advocacy Director, Global Voices & Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, US
    As the chief steward of Global Voices’ Advox project, Ellery facilitates a network of bloggers and advocates reporting on threats to online speech, sharing tactics for protecting themselves and their communities online, and supporting efforts to strengthen Internet policy and practice worldwide.
  • Marcel Leonardi, Senior Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel at Google Brazil
    ​Marcel is a public policy professional, attorney and law professor with over a decade of Internet law experience, specialising in the research, analysis, litigation, communication, and support of complex legal and policy positions on privacy and data protection, intermediary liability, copyright, freedom of speech, competition and other issues related to the Internet.
  • Jonathan McCully, Legal Officer at Media Legal Defence Initiative, UK
    Jonathan is the Legal Officer at the Media Legal Defence Initiative, a UK-based charity that provides legal support to protect journalists, bloggers and independent media outlets around the world. He works on the organisation's strategic litigation and the delivery of its training programmes.
  • 'Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director at Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
    A social entrepeneur and recognised scholar, speaker and writer, 'Gbenga leads Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, one of the leading ICT for development groups in Africa which connects underserved people with ICT-­enabled opportunities.

 

Background: This session is organised by the Copenhagen-based media development non-profit, International Media Support (IMS) which supports local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. Across four continents, IMS helps to promote press freedom, strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media can operate in challenging circumstances. You can read more about us here: http://www.mediasupport.org


Session Organizers
avatar for Andreas Reventlow

Andreas Reventlow

Programme Development & Digital Freedom Adviser, International Media Support (IMS)


Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

Mapping digital rights in the Middle East and North Africa: A new visual tool for comparative analysis

The rapid development and early expansion of the Internet created a relatively unregulated digital space in which the freedoms of expression and assembly flourished around the world. The Internet enables quick dissemination of information and relatively anonymous communication, which has proven to be a great asset for civil society, especially in countries that restrict the freedoms of expression, association, and/or assembly. As the Internet becomes an integral part of daily life for many people around the world, governments are adopting a broad array of laws to govern the digital space. These laws can have a dramatic impact on human rights and the ability of civil society to operate effectively online.

Some laws directly regulate online content, while others contain provisions that create a chilling effect on free speech. Cybercrime laws, for example, may contain vague provisions and harsh penalties intended to curb content that is critical of the government. While some countries openly publish their laws in an accessible manner, many others do not. Even when laws are available to read and governments want to support human rights, legal frameworks can be complex, inconsistent, and difficult to interpret. It can be difficult for citizens especially to interpret the rules and evaluate the impact on digital rights. Thus, better information is a clear starting point for more effective advocacy. 

Within this context, the session introduces iGmena’s Internet Legislation Atlas visual tool for comparative analysis. The tool is a set of qualitative indicators that provide an easy and reliable way of assessing and comparing the quality of domestic legal frameworks regulating the digital space vis-à-vis international human rights standards. It aims to help academics, legal professionals, students, and civil society organizations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as beyond to develop a better understanding of the legal environment in their country. The session will be interactive and apply the newly created ILA indicators to seven MENA countries along with key findings from each. It also aims to introduce ILA to the at-large community and invite other regions to apply them and join the initiative. 

The ILA is a project that assesses and visualizes the level of compliance of selected digital rights vis-à-vis international human rights standards in seven countries in the Middle East and North Africa: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Tunisia. The project looks at the legal frameworks that govern the Internet and focuses on the level of protection afforded particularly to the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy. ILA is a project by Hivos’ iGmena program and ARTICLE 19 in collaboration with local partners representing the seven countries of focus. Read more about ILA at:https://internetlegislationatlas.org.

MODERATOR

  • Hanane Boujemi, iGmena director, Hivos

SPEAKERS 

  • Noha Fathy, Internet Legislation Atlas project lead, iGmena (Hivos)
  • Niels ten Oever, head of digital, ARTICLE 19 (ILA partner)
  • Walid Al-Saqaf, Internet Society board member (ILA advisory board member)

 


Session Organizers
avatar for Hanane Boujemi

Hanane Boujemi

Senior Manager Internet Governance Programme MENA Region, Hivos
Manager of Hivos’ MENA region programme on Internet Governance. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the programme in the Arab region. •Develop and implement programs and activities to build capacity on Internet Governance and policy among civil society organizations... Read More →
avatar for Noha Fathy

Noha Fathy

Project Lead, Internet Legislation Atlas, Hivos Internet Governance for MENA region
Noha is managing Internet Legislation Atlas project for Hivos. She has been working with Hivos Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (iGmena) program (www.igmena.org) since 2013. She concentrates on internet governance capacity building and awareness raising activities... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Walid Al-Saqaf

Walid Al-Saqaf

Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media Technology, Södertörn University
Walid Al-Saqaf is a senior lecturer in journalism and media technology at Södertörn University in Stockholm where he specialises in data journalism, Internet and blockchain research.  Within the blockchain domain, he has written about its social impact and is the vice president... Read More →
avatar for Hanane Boujemi

Hanane Boujemi

Senior Manager Internet Governance Programme MENA Region, Hivos
Manager of Hivos’ MENA region programme on Internet Governance. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the programme in the Arab region. •Develop and implement programs and activities to build capacity on Internet Governance and policy among civil society organizations... Read More →
avatar for Noha Fathy

Noha Fathy

Project Lead, Internet Legislation Atlas, Hivos Internet Governance for MENA region
Noha is managing Internet Legislation Atlas project for Hivos. She has been working with Hivos Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (iGmena) program (www.igmena.org) since 2013. She concentrates on internet governance capacity building and awareness raising activities... Read More →
avatar for Niels ten Oever

Niels ten Oever

Head of Digital, Article19
Niels ten Oever has designed and implemented freedom of expression projects in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and Northern Africa, Brazil and Afghanistan and worked on global internet governance issues in ICANN and the IETF. Niels started off working on radio when he got bitten... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

OECD - Broadband Policies for LAC: A Digital Economy Toolkit
Digital technologies are profoundly changing our economies and societies. Broadband networks are essential in enabling this transformation. By reducing the cost of accessing information and by expanding the means for sharing knowledge, these networks can empower people, encourage greater civic engagement and improve the delivery of public services, as well as support the development of more inclusive and sustainable societies. Nonetheless, these opportunities come with challenges, the first of which is to ensure that everyone has access to this tool. While the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has a high number of mobile telephone subscriptions (more than one subscription per person), 50% of people in LAC are still not connected to the Internet and only 10% of individuals in the region have fixed broadband subscriptions.

"Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean: A Digital Economy Toolkit" is a result of a more than two years-long project that involved 26 countries in the LAC region and the combined resources of the OECD and the IDB. In setting out some guidelines for designing a whole-of-government approach to broadband policies, this Toolkit aims to assist countries in the region enhance their digital prospects and make progress on international, regional and national policy objectives. 

This roundtable of experts in the region will discuss some of the key findings and main challenges identified in the Toolkit, as well as the way forward for the LAC region in making sure the digital economy is within the reach of all. The roundtable will discuss the following questions:

  1. What are the main take aways from the Toolkit and what is missing?
  2. If you could choose one chapter to be prioritised for policy action in 2017-18, what would it be?
  3. How can we harness regional integration to implement some of the good practices identified?

Panellists
  • Bruno Ramos (Regional Director of the Latin America, ITU)
  • Sebastian Bellagamba (Regional Bureau Director for LAC, ISOC)
  • Gonzalo Navarro (Executive Director, ALAI)
  • Christoph Steck (Director of Policy and Internet, Telefónica)
  • Alexandre Barbosa (Manager, CETIC.br, Brazil)
  • Maria Helena Estavillo (Commissioner, IFT, Mexico)

Video of the session:
https://youtu.be/REWIuUuhEh0?t=32m  

Report of the session (by GIP):
http://digitalwatch.giplatform.org/sessions/oecd-broadband-policies-lac-digital-economy-toolkit

Read full publication:

[English] Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean: A Digital Economy Toolkit


[Spanish] Políticas de banda ancha para América Latina y el Caribe: Un manual para la economía digital

Visit website (beta):

http://www.oecd.org/internet/broadband/lac-digital-toolkit/




Session Organizers
avatar for Lorrayne Porciuncula

Lorrayne Porciuncula

Internet Economist / Policy Analyst, OECD
Lorrayne Porciuncula is an Economist/ Policy Analyst at the Digital Economy and Policy Division (CDEP) of the Directorate Science, Technology and Innovation in the OECD. Lorrayne works on the OECD-IDB Broadband Policy Toolkit for Latin America and the Caribbean that aims to situate... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

APC
Session Organizers

Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

GigaNet Symposium
Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

ISOC - Collaborative Leadership Exchange

The Collaborative Leadership Exchange (CLX) on ‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’ is part of the official IGF schedule, and will be held on Monday, 5 December from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Workshop Room 1 at PALCCO.

This one-day session is designed to contribute to building and fostering communities of engagement and action, and create a multiplier effect on the multistakeholder participation theme throughout the IGF week, and beyond. All IGF participants are welcome to attend. The Collaborative Leadership Exchange builds on a successful model first launched at the 2012 Global INET and then replicated at IGF meetings in Bali (2013) , Istanbul (2014), and João Pessoa (2015). The session will take the format of an unconference, with equal parts of peer-to-peer style learning and engagement, networking and relationship building, interactive discussions and promotion of increased collaboration across the Internet ecosystem.

NOTE: Pre-registration is required for this event as there is limited seating capacity available. A pre-registration form is available at: http://bit.ly/2fID2ea

 


Session Organizers
avatar for Niel Harper

Niel Harper

Senior Manager, Next Generation Leaders Programmes, Internet Society
Niel Harper is the Senior Manager of the Next Generation Leaders Programmes at the Internet Society where he oversees a number of initiatives focused on developing the next generation of leaders who can address the complex issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and business... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

Organization of American States (OAS) & UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression - Freedom of Expression and the ICT Sector: Regional Concerns [closed event]
This is a closed meeting and by invitation only. 

Session Organizers
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Amos Toh

Legal Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression


Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

Other Events
Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

U.S. Dept of Commerce - Pre-Conference Seminar for CLDP Supported Delegations
Session Organizers
avatar for Joe

Joe

Attorney-Advisor, International, Commercial Law Development Program


Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:00

ICANN - Reflections on the evolution of the multistakeholder model in the context of the IANA Stewardship Transition
This 90-minute session will bring together stakeholders to reflect upon the evolution of the ICANN multistakeholder model. In light of the IANA Stewardship Transition, ICANN has undergone a series of enhancements to its accountability and governance framework. These enhancements include revisions of key governance documents (Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation) and the creation of an affiliate organization to operate the IANA functions, legally separate from the policymaking work that ICANN also houses. Enhancements go beyond governance documents to affect the multistakeholder community and its own accountability and responsibility within the ICANN ecosystem: this is addressed in particular throughout the second phase of the accountability enhancements work, known as “Work Stream 2”. This session will seek views and feedback from the IGF Community on the process that was undertaken by ICANN to evolve the multistakeholder model, using the IANA Stewardship Transition as a case study.

Session Moderator: Theresa Swinehart, Senior Vice President, Multistakeholder Strategy And Strategic Initiatives, ICANN

Speakers:
Göran Marby, President and CEO, ICANN 
Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce 
Steve Crocker, Chairman of the Board, ICANN
Thomas Schneider, Chair of the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC)
Alejandro Pisanty, ISOC Mexico  
Erin Dorgan, International Telecommunications Policy and Coordination, Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada 

Agenda

1) Introduction of Session by Theresa Swinehart
2) The IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN – Göran Marby
3) Address by Lawrence E. Strickling
4) ICANN post-transition  - Questions to be taken by Discussants: Thomas Schneider, Erin Dorgan, Alejandro Pisanty 
Questions include:

  • GAC role in the multistakeholder decision-making process;
  • How does the success of the transition demonstrate the validity of the global multistakeholder model?
  • What are some of the greatest potential challenges to ICANN and the multistakeholder model moving forward?
  • What are the accountability enhancements that are the results of Work Stream 2?

5) Closing remarks on the overall transition journey  - Steve Crocker
6) Community input and Q&A  - moderated by Theresa Swinehart 


Session Organizers
avatar for Baher Esmat

Baher Esmat

Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN
Baher Esmat is a leading voice on Internet policy and regulatory issues in the Middle East. In his role as ICANN Regional Vice President, he is part of the advance guard of Internet proponents for a free, open and affordable Internet within the Arab world. A keen facilitator of collaboration... Read More →
NH

Nigel Hickson

VP; IGO Engagement, ICANN
ICANN or cricket


Monday December 5, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:00

UNICEF - Global Kids Online: from research on children’s rights in the digital age to national and international policy
GKO research project ([http://]www.globalkidsonline.net http://www.globalkidsonline.net/ was developed as a collaborative initiative between the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, the London School of Economics, and EU Kids Online. Supported by the WeProtect Global Alliance, the project developed a set of research tools that would enable academics, government, civil society and other actors to carry out reliable and standardized national research with children and their parents on opportunities, risks and protective 
factors of children’s internet use. This set of tools also includes guidance on how to use evidence in policy making and has a strong focus on online sexual exploitation of children with a specific survey module and appropriate ethical procedures. National research partners from Argentina, the Philippines, Serbia and South Africa, with support from UNICEF country offices, piloted the research toolkit. These were instrumental in building and testing research resources and in demonstrating how research results can be used for policy and practice. National reports have informed policy advocacy, legislation, awareness raising and consensus building between various stakeholders on the development of national strategies and plans. (The research toolkit, national reports and the synthesis report are to be launched on 2 November and will be available on www.globalkidsonline.net.

As policy makers and practitioners are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of evidence-based policy, demand for the research carried out under the GKO project is growing. Currently, 10 countries from the Global South are using our resources thus contributing to the growing evidence base. *The panel will discuss the results from the 
first year of research under the GKO initiatives and opportunities for using evidence in policy making particularly in relation to children’s digital skills and literacies, safety online, civic engagement, privacy and freedom of expressions*

Panelists are: Professor Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha, Institute of technology and Society, Brazil and Senior Fellow, 
UNICEF Office of Research, Innocenti and Alexandre Barbosa, Cetic.br

Session Organizers
avatar for Jasmina Byrne

Jasmina Byrne

Jasmina Byrne is a senior researcher working in UNICEF Office of Research- Innocenti, Florence, Italy. She leads UNICEF's global research on children and the internet and have overseen and contributed to UNICEF studies related to child safety online, cyberbullying and child rights... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:30

IGF LAC SPACE
Session Organizers
avatar for Miguel Ignacio Estrada

Miguel Ignacio Estrada

General Manager, LACTLD


Monday December 5, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:00

IGFSA General Assembly
Monday December 5, 2016 13:00 - 15:00
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:00

Global Connect, IEEE, ISOC, ITU, UNESCO, WEF, and the World Bank - Advancing Solutions for Connectivity: Improving Global Coordination and Collaboration
Session Organizers
avatar for Karen McCabe

Karen McCabe

Senior Director Technology Policy, IEEE-SA
Senior Director of Technology Policy and International Affairs, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Leading efforts in the IEEE Internet Initiative, including the focal area of advancing solutions to connect the unconnected. For more information, please see: http://internetinitiative.ieee.org... Read More →
avatar for Despoina Sareidaki

Despoina Sareidaki

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
ICT Policy Analyst specializing in the area of Cybersecurity and Internet Policy
avatar for Alex Wong

Alex Wong

Head, Global Challenge Partnerships and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
Alex heads the World Economic Forum’s activities related to the development of the Global Challenge Partnerships, a new institutional focus by the Forum to accelerate progress on the world’s most pressing global challenges that require new or expanded models of public-private... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 13:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:00

Stanford University - Deliberative Poll on Encryption

Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy (CDD) and the Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL) are hosting a day 0 workshop to discuss bringing deliberation and deliberative democracy to multistakeholder Internet governance. The workshop at the IGF venue is from 2p to 5p on Dec 5, day 0.  

To ground the workshop in one of the current Internet Governance debates, participants will engage in moderated small group deliberations on the topic of governing digital encryption. Participants will engage in knowledge sharing and weighing of tradeoffs based on balanced briefing materials laying out policy options and their tradeoffs. Following this hands on deliberative experience,  the workshop will open up the  discussion to strategies, obstacles, and paths for how deliberative democracy can be effectively used within multistakeholder governance in general and on the topic of governing digital encryption in particular. Participants in this workshop will depart with a deliberation toolkit which participants can use to implement in their own communities. 

Tentative Agenda:

2:00-2:30 Introductions and Overview - Please arrive at 2p!

2:30-4:00 Part 1: Moderated small group discussion, Large group Q&A and feedback

4:00-5:00 Part 2: Reflection and Next steps on Multistakeholder Governance and Democracy - Open Discussion


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Monday December 5, 2016 13:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

14:30

GigaNet Symposium

Internet Governance research a decade after WSIS: new directions and persisting challenges

Please find the complete program on the GigaNet website


Session Organizers
avatar for Daniel Oppermann

Daniel Oppermann

Researcher, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), GigaNet


Monday December 5, 2016 14:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

ISOC - Collaborative Leadership Exchange
Session Organizers
avatar for Niel Harper

Niel Harper

Senior Manager, Next Generation Leaders Programmes, Internet Society
Niel Harper is the Senior Manager of the Next Generation Leaders Programmes at the Internet Society where he oversees a number of initiatives focused on developing the next generation of leaders who can address the complex issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and business... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

eNACSO - The Internet of Toys and Things
Session Organizers

Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

U.S. Dept of Commerce - Pre-Conference Seminar for CLDP Supported Delegations
Session Organizers
avatar for Joe

Joe

Attorney-Advisor, International, Commercial Law Development Program


Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

APC
Session Organizers

Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

ISOC-APC-FGV - Community Networks: How to Build Connectivity?

General Assembly on Community Connectivity

This session aims at analysing the state of connectivity and move the discussion forward from the traditional Internet access paradigm to the consideration of alternative models to foster connectivity. Particularly, this event will have a threefold structure aimed at collaboratively (i) take stock of the current state of connectivity; (ii) debate the failures of the current model and analysing some alternative solutions; (iii) and crowdsource feedback on the Guadalajara Declaration on Community Connectivity.

 First Segment (15:00 – 16:00)

Setting the Scene: the State of Connectivity

  • Alejandro Pisanty, National University of Mexico
  • Manu Bardwaj, US State Department
  • Bob Frankston, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society

Moderated by Luca Belli, Center for Technology & Society at FGV

Second Segment (16:00 – 17:15)

From Broadband to Connectivity

  • Nathalia Foditsch, American University
  • Mahabir Pun, Nepal Wireless Networking Project
  • Mike Jensen, APC
  • Nicolas Echaniz, Altermundi
  • Leandro Navarro, Guifi.net
  • Percival  Henriques, CGI.br
  • Ritu Srivastava, Digital Empowerment Foundation

Moderated by Jane Coffin, ISOC

Third Segment (17:15-18:00)

A new Connectivity Paradigm: Crowdsourcing the Guadalajara Declaration on Community Connectivity

Unconference format facilitated by Luca Belli, Mike Jensen and Jane Coffin


Session Organizers
avatar for Luca Belli

Luca Belli

Head, CyberBRICS.info, Professor, FGV Law School
Luca Belli, PhD is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School and associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. He focuses on the regulation of Internet access, data protection (particularly regarding... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

Organization of American States (OAS) & UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression - Freedom of Expression and the ICT Sector: Regional Concerns [closed event]
This is a closed meeting and by invitation only. 

Session Organizers
AT

Amos Toh

Legal Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression


Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

Other Events
Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:00

IG Academy
The Road to a Local IGF: Strategies to Organize a Local IGF
The fellows of the IGF Academy have been working on a strategy toolkit to help create Internet governance forums and to enhance existing Internet governance structures. The toolkit is an outcome of the first IGF Academy program - IGF Academy Fellows provided country-specific analysis, evaluations and strategies; Internet governance experts reviewed their recommendations and scientific editors cooperated with them to finalise the toolkit. The strategy toolkit consists of four elements: stakeholder mapping; funding strategy; communication strategy and SWOT analysis. It guides human rights activists, journalists, governments and other stakeholders who want to initiate Internet governance forums and processes to start the organizing process in a strategic, structured way. Additionally, the IGF Academy aims to strengthen ties between local and regional Internet governance stakeholders and to provide concrete steps for multistakeholder participation in the global United Nations IGF.
About
The IGF Academy’s goal is to foster freedom of expression on the Internet and to strengthen inclusive, transparent Internet governance processes. It facilitates the development of national Internet governance processes and supports engagement with corresponding regional and global Internet governance processes.

Session Organizers
avatar for Lorena Jaume-Palasí

Lorena Jaume-Palasí

AlgorithmWatch
Lorena Jaume-Palasí forscht zu Rechtsphilosophie und politischer Philosophie im digitalen Zeitalter und fokussiert sich auf die zeitgenössische Vorstellung und die Dynamiken digitaler Öffentlichkeit und Privatheit, insbesondere auf ethische Konflikte und Normen. Unter anderem beriet... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 16:00 - 17:00
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:00

UNESCO - Protecting safety of journalists online and offline in global Internet Governance ecosystem

UNESCO proposal on a pre-event at IGF on Internet Governance Forum

Title: Protecting safety of journalists online and offline in global Internet Governance ecosystem

Date:  December 5, 2016   Time: 16.00-18.00                   Duration: 120 minutes

Venue: Workshop Room 1

Description:

Recent years have seen an accelerated global political momentum to protect the safety of journalists online and offline, including recognition in the WSIS+10 Outcome Document, and it is appropriate for global Internet Governance stakeholders to address this crucial issue as a pre-event of the forthcoming 11th Internet Governance Forum in Mexico.

UNESCO has spearheaded the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity since 2012, as the first systematic mechanism with a multi-stakeholder approach to address the issue of safety of journalists and impunity in digital age.  UNESCO seeks to present the UN Plan at IGF as a platform to exchange and coordinate and encourage further co-operation between UN agencies governments, private sector, civil society, media institutions and others on both the international and national levels. On top of this overarching theme, the Session is designed to shed light on four issues:

  1. Building digital safety for journalism

 UNESCO will take the occasion to launch the Spanish version of its Internet freedom publication “Building Digital Safety for Journalism”, following UNESCO Assistant Director General Mr Frank La Rue’s recent presentation of the book during his visit in Mexico in August 2016. This report analyses key digital threats to journalism, ranging from hacking of journalistic communications, through to denial-of-service attacks on media websites. It takes an inclusive approach that is relevant to any actor who is in danger of being targeted for doing journalism.

In examining cases worldwide, this publication surveys the evolving security threats, and assesses preventive and protective measures. It shows that digital security for journalism encompasses, but also goes beyond, the technical dimension. The report gives an overview of actors and initiatives working to address digital safety, and makes a set of recommendations for governments, journalism contributors, news organizations, trainers, corporations and international organizations.

2. UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication has developed the Journalists’ Safety Indicators, which have been implemented in three Latin American countries. The results of this experience, and how to improve the collection of information for monitoring digital safety will also be examined.

3. Combating gender based threats to women journalists and media actors:  The session will particularly examine the gender aspect of the safety of journalists, as the UN Plan of Action explicitly recognises the risks that female journalists face and both the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council have acknowledged “the specific risks faced by women journalists in the exercise of their work”, and have underlined” the importance of taking a gender-sensitive approach when considering measures to address the safety of journalists”.

 The session will discuss the multiple root causes in countering the proliferation of hate speech and harassment towards female media workers, referring also the UNESCO publications on  Journalism sources in the Digital Age , Building Digital Safety for Journalism and Countering Online hate speech, which all cover a strong analysis from gender aspect and can provide food for thought in the session.

4. Sharing Good practice: Ending impunity and empowering the judiciary system by online courses such as MOOCs

In order to tackle the unacceptably high rate of impunity, where 9 out of 10 cases of killings of journalists are never resolved, the session can also share good practices in empowering journalists, media professionals, policy makers, judiciary system through comprehensive training courses. For example, since beginning in 2013, UNESCO had begun collaborating with the Supreme Courts in Latin America including Brazil and Mexico to create training programmes for judges and lawyers.  More than 3000 judicial sector actors have taken this course in past two years. The course has also been adapted for journalists and lawyers in the Mexican state of Coahuila.

Speakers:

 

Moderator: Mr Carlos Tejada, UNESCO Mexico Office

 

  1. Mr Guy Berger, UNESCO Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development

  2. Mr. Liberto Hernández Ortiz, Subprocurador de Investigaciones Especiales para la Atención y Protección  a Víctimas del Delito

  3. Ms Patricia Colchero Aragonés, head of the Unity for the Defense of Human Rights at SEGOB

  4. Mr Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

  5. Ms. Marta Duran, a journalist and expert of the national mechanism on defense of journalists in Mexico

  6. Ms Erika Smith, Women's Rights team of Association for Progressive Communication

  7. Mr Kim Pham, Deputy Program Director, IREX

  8. Ms Courtney Radsch, Committee of Protecting Journalists

  9. Mr David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression

 

 

 Contact: Ms Xianhong Hu, UNESCO. (Email: x.hu@unesco.org)

 Related links and publications:

UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

Journalism sources in the Digital Age

Building Digital Safety for Journalism  

Countering Online hate speech 

Keystones to foster inclusive Knowledge Societies 

UNESCO 38th GC Resolution on the Outcome Document of the “Connecting the Dots: Options for Future Action” Conference 

 UNESCO Series Publication on Internet Freedom

 Connecting the Dots Outcome Document

 

 Concept paper of Internet Universality Concept 

 Agenda

 Preparation  meeting with panelists, 15 mins before the session

5’ Opening remarks from the Chair:  Mr Carlos Tejada, UNESCO Mexico Office 

Remarks by panelists

15’ Introduction by Mr Guy Berger, UNESCO Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development

8' Mr. Liberto Hernández Ortiz, Subprocurador de Investigaciones Especiales para la Atención y Protección  a Víctimas del Delito

8’ Ms Patricia Colchero Aragonés, head of the Unity for the Defense of Human Rights at SEGOB

8’ Mr Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

8’ Ms. Marta Duran, a journalist and expert of the national mechanism on defense of journalists in Mexico

8’ Ms Erika Smith, Women's Rights team of Association for Progressive Communication

8’ Mr Kim Pham, Deputy Program Director, IREX

8’ Ms Courtney Radsch, Committee of Protecting Journalists

8’ Mr David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression

Open floor to other stakeholders at present

36’

Q&A

 

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Session Organizers
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Xianhong Hu

UNESCO
Ms Xianhong Hu, joined UNESCO in the Communication and Information Sector since 2006. Her main responsibilities are in the areas of freedom of expression online and offline, Internet privacy, media development and Internet governance and she has followed the process of the World... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 16:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

BPF on Cybersecurity - Creating spaces for multistakeholder dialogue in cybersecurity processes

BPF on Cybersecurity - Creating spaces for multistakeholder dialogue in cybersecurity processes

Time and place:

1630 – 1800 Monday 5th December (Day 0) - Workshop Room 10 (but be sure to check the IGF schedule)

Description:

The purpose of this pre-event session is to have a practical and interactive discussion on how stakeholders can engage in cybersecurity processes and fora, and what expertise, tools and mechanisms can be used to facilitate and encourage multistakeholder approaches to cybersecurity policy-making and norm-setting. 

This pre-event provides an opportunity for the cybersecurity BPF members and others to explore both the cybersecurity landscape and concrete ways of encouraging multistakeholder dialogue on cybersecurity policy matters at national, regional and global levels.

The session will discuss how to build on the increasing calls for cybersecurity policies to be developed in a more open and inclusive manner, such as:

  • The Seoul Framework that resulted from the Seoul meeting of the London Process in 2013 states that it is “necessary to continue to work together towards ensuring a trusted, secure and sustainable environment in partnership with multiple stakeholders, including international organizations and the private sector.”
  • The 2014 NETMundial Multistakeholder Statement noted, inter alia, that “initiatives to improve cybersecurity and address digital security threats should involve appropriate collaboration among governments, private sector, civil society, academia and technical community.”
  • And, the Chair’s statement at the 2015 GCCS meeting in The Hague that urged governments “to ensure that cyber policy at national, regional and international level is developed through multistakeholder approaches, including civil society, the technical community, businesses and governments across the globe.”

This pre-event will leverage the experience of the BPF Cybersecurity and others, and draw upon their experiences of working in and contributing to cybersecurity related processes and policies.   The panellists and discussants will identify where stakeholders been involved in cybersecurity discussions, assess how substantive were those discussions and draw lessons from those engagements.

Speakers:

  • Tatiana Tropina, Senior Researcher Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freedom Online Coalition Working Group 1
  • Carmen Gonsalves, Head International Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands, Global Forum for Cyber Expertise Co-chair, Freedom Online Coalition Working Group 1
  • Barbara Marchiori de Assis, Cyber Security Project Officer, Organization of American States and
  • Belisario Contreras, Cyber Security Program Manager, Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, Organization of American States
  • Sowmya Karun, Project Manager, Centre for Communication Governance, National Law University Delhi
  • ‘Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
  • Walid Al-Saqaf, Member of the Board of Trustees, ISOC
  • Matthew Shears, Director Global Internet Policy and Human Rights, Center for Democracy & Technology, Freedom Online Coalition Working Group 1 Co-Chair (session moderator)

The session rapporteur will compile a brief report on the key learnings and approaches drawn from the session that will be shared in the substantive session of the IGF BPF Cybersecurity on 8 December at 9:00am local time.



Session Organizers
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Matthew Shears

Global Internet Policy & Human Rights, CDT
Mr. Matthew Shears is Director for Global Internet Policy and Human Rights activities at the Center for Democracy and Technology’s (CDT). He has extensive experience in Internet and telecommunications policy and governance in the non-profit, public and private sectors. He was Internet... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

Institute for Technology and Society (Rio de Janeiro) & Parliament of Italy - Internet Bill of Rights: enforcement and impact
Over the decades, the Internet has gained increasing importance in themes of local, national and global governance. In order to foster an inclusive and human-rights oriented regulation of the Internet, several initiatives around the concept of a Internet Bill of Rights have been developed both nationally and internationally. Brazil followed a hard law approach and adopted its own Internet Bill of Rights in 2014 as a federal law. In Italy, a study commission was established by the President of Italy's Chamber of Deputies and a Declaration of Internet Rights was adopted in 2015 after an online consultation. In addition to domestic initiatives, international charters have been developed (i.e. Web Foundation and Internet Rights and Principles dynamics coalition).

The aim of workshop is to join forces to map the form, scope and enforcement of the first initiatives to create laws, declarations and charters that fit in the concept of Internet Bill of Rights. Once launched, what are the next steps for such initiatives? What can other countries learn from such experiences? Once in force, how different stakeholders have reacted to the final text? Decisions by governmental authorities have been affected by the adoption of an Internet Bill of Rights? Can a judge directly enforce its terms?

Speakers:
Carlos Affonso Souza / Mario Viola (ITS Rio)Stefano Trumpy (ISOC, Italy)Flavia Lefreve (CGI.br)
Audience is encouraged to make contributions to the debate in order to foster the conversation over the Internet Bill of Rights initiatives and their impacts and enforcement challenges.

Session Organizers
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Anna Masera

Head of Press Office and Communications, Camera dei deputati
Internet rights! Our preliminary event on November 9th is organized by the Italian Parliamentary Committee together with the Institute of Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro: a workshop in room 6 in the morning and a big event at the Tambau Hotel in the evening.BUILDING INTERNET... Read More →
MV

Mario Viola

Institute for Technology and Society


Monday December 5, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico