Seminar on Thursday: Freedom of expression online

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Seminar: Freedom of expression online – Interplay for Human Rights and ICT
Public Hearing Time: 15.00-18.30 5th of May, Thursday Place: European Parliament[:]

Gathering and welcoming

1st panel – Current issues

Introductory remarks – Jan Philipp Albrecht & Eva Lichtenberger

Chair – MEP Heidi Hautala
1. Access to internet – Council of Europe representative – Jörg Polakiewicz, Head of the Human Rights Development Department in the Council of Europe
2. Surveillance technology vis à vis freedom of expression – Erich Möchel, investigative journalist,, Vienna
3. North-African recent internet experience – Rafik Dammak, Internet freedom activist and blogger, Tunesia
4. Free trade and business and global digital market – Caroline DeCock, N-square consulting

Lisa Horner (Head of Research and Policy, Global Partners and Associates, UK and author of the DROI policy paper on Information and communication technologies and human rights ) will resume and summarize each panel after the speakers.

Small break

2nd panel – solutions

Chair Eva Lichtenberger
1. Providing internet services – Petter Ericson, Telecomix
2. Need for EU or wider regulation – Mr Gerard de Graaf, Director of Information Society and Media Directorate General, European Commission
3. Role of internet intermediaries and governmental relations – Susan Morgan, Global Network Initiative
4. Icelandic Modern Media Initiative- Smari McCarthy, Research Director of the Icelandic Modern Media Institute

Final remarks by Ms Lisa Hohner and chair MEP Lichtenberger