Geneva - Monday, March 4, 2013
Roundtable with civil society organizations involved in human rights
Afternoon seminar organized by Gmedia Center. Geneva is one of the global centers of human rights activities, and as such has a wealth of NGOs engaged in human rights work around the world. At this event the Fellows will meet with select representatives of civil society to share experiences on human rights work, both in Geneva and in the field. Participation is by invitation only. Interested NGOs should contact Gmedia
Geneva - Tuesday, March 5, 20134:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Importance of an Open and Multi-Stakeholder Internet to Freedom of Expression and Economic Growth - What’s at Stake in Africa? Public Forum at Geneva Press Club in partnership with the Internet Society Attendance is open. If you wish to attend in person, please sign up via our registration page or you can Join the interactive video webcast
Why is a free and multi-stakeholder internet so important for Africa’s future? What is the significance of this framework for freedom of expression , economic opportunity and innovation, and the defense of human rights and democratic freedoms? As the world comes to grips with the importance of maintaining an open and multi-stakeholder internet, this panel will focus on the particular challenges for Africa and why an enabling Internet environment is so relevant today for Africa’s future tomorrow. What has been the experience of Kenya’s ICT sector? What is the situation in west Africa? In Ghana and Nigeria? Does north Africa present different or similar challenges? How can the international community support and work with African nations’ to prate and strengthen a free, open and multi-stakeholder internet governance framework? These are some of the issues to be address in this timely discussion of one of the most important issues facing Africa and the international community today.Panel includes:
- Jillian York (Director International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation)
- Prof David Souter, (Managing Director, ict Development Associates, Visiting Professor in Communications Management, Business School, University of Strathclyde, Visiting Senior Fellow, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics & Political Science)
- Nicolas Siedler (Policy Advisor at the Internet Society ISOC
- Internet Freedom Fellows from Nigeria, Ghana and Sudan
Geneva - Wednesday, March 6Peer Forum - The Human Voices of Freedom – Securing Human Rights Online 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A full day workshop with UN representatives, civil society, technologists and other social media experts, Geneva press and officials engaged in human rights work. Speakers and panelists include Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State, Kathleen Reen, Vice President, global internet initiatives, Internews, Dr Farida Vis - University of Sheffield, inaugural winner Data Journalism award, co-author on the Data Journalism Handbook, Jon Vidar – Cofounder & Executive Director, The Tiziano Project / Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism , Storiesfrom.us, Alison Klayman Director of the Documentary "Ai WeiWei Never Sorry," Adelina von Fuerstenberg, President and Founder of the NGO Art for the World, past and present Internet Freedom Fellows, and colleagues, technologists and social media professionals from across Geneva. See the Full Program
This event will be held at the U.S. Mission and is by invitation only. Please contact us for further information.
Geneva - Thursday, March 71:00 - 3:00 p.m. Human Rights Council side event -- “Securing Human Rights Online”
A public event at the United Nations sponsored by the U.S. Mission with Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State, Kathleen Reen, Internews Vice President, global internet initiatives, and Internet Freedom Fellows from Russia and China. Open to the public. If you do not have a UN badge, please register on our event page. You can also Join the interactive video webcast
Room XXIII at the Palais des Nations8:30 p.m. - Screening of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry at 8:30 p.m at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights Maison des Arts Gruetli followed by a panel discussion on Human Rights in China Registrations via the FIFDH website.
Geneva - Friday, March 8
2 pm Panel discussion hosted by Webster University with Graduate and Post Graduate students from Communications and Media , International, Relations and International NGO programs. This program is by invitation only.Washington D.C.- Monday and Tuesday, March 11-12 The program in Washington, D.C. involves public and private events with a wide range of government and civil society representatives engaged with policy development and implementation related to human rights and the internet, including the National Endowment for Democracy, Internews, the Global Network Initiative, the Freedom Forum, the Better World Campaign, the Department of State, and the Internet Society. If you have any questions about the D.C. program, please contact our core-partner Meridian International Center through Monica Boulter, . Please check back periodically for updates.