In a Web 2.0 world, the Internet is becoming a pervasive and powerful medium for user-generated content, interaction, and communication. This workshop will explore US-based perspectives on Web 2.0 implications for free expression.
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Robert Guerra directs the Internet Freedom project at Freedom House. The project aims to analyze the state of internet freedom, to expand the use of anti-censorship technologies, to build support networks for citizens fighting against online repression and to focus greater international attention on the growing threats to users’ rights. Robert is also one of the founding directors of Privaterra - a Canadian based initiative that works with nongovernmental organizations to assist them with issues of data privacy, secure communications, information security, internet governance and internet freedom. He is often invited to speak at events to share the challenges being faced by social justice organizations in regards to surveillance, censorship and privacy. He advises numerous non-profits, foundations and international organizations, including Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), Taking IT Global, DiploFoundation's Internet Governance and Policy Capacity Building Programme, The Open Net Initiative and The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers's Security and Stability Advisory Committee. Bob Boorstin
Bob Boorstin is Director of Corporate and Policy Communications in the Washington D.C. office of Google, where he helps design and implement the company’s strategies on a wide range of domestic and international policy issues. Mr. Boorstin, 49, has more than 25 years of experience in political communications, national security, public opinion research and journalism. He served for more than seven years in the Clinton Administration, with positions including the president’s chief speechwriter at the National Security Council and senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Treasury Robert Rubin and U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher. He helped establish the Washington-based think tank, the Center for American Progress, and has served as communications and political advisor to party leaders and leading government officials in the U.S. and Europe.
Rebecca MacKinnon is a 2009 Open Society Institute fellow, working on a book about China and the global Internet. She is cofounder of Global Voices (Globalvoicesonline.org), a global citizen media network, and an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre, where she teaches online journalism and conducts research on the Internet, China, and censorship. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she was previously CNN's Beijing bureau chief in Beijing and in Tokyo. She is a founding member of the Global Network Initiative, an initiative to advance freedom of expression and privacy in the Internet and telecoms sectors. She was also public lead in 2007 and 2008 for Creative Commons Hong Kong. She has previously been a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. For more information about MacKinnon and her work see her blog at Rconversation.blogs.com.
Miriam Nisbet is the first Director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration. Miriam previously served for two years at UNESCO in Paris as Director of the Information Society Division, where she promoted use of ICTs for education, science, culture and development. Miriam also facilitated follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society, including Internet governance issues.
Ambassador Gross is one of the world’s foremost experts on international telecommunications, having addressed the UN General Assembly and led more U.S. delegations to major international telecommunication conferences than anyone in modern history. Drawing on his more than 25 years of experience as a global policy maker and corporate executive, he now assists U.S. companies seeking to enter or expand international businesses, as well as non-U.S. companies and organizations seeking to invest in, monitor and understand the U.S. market. Amb. Gross informs clients regarding the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Organization for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC), as well as other international bodies.
Morning workshop, from 10:45am - 12:15pmAs of 21-Sep, our confirmed panelists are:Robert Guerra, Freedom HouseBob Boorstin, GoogleMiriam M. Nisbet, Director, Office of Government Information Services…Continue
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