Internet Governance and Human Rights Conference

On 24th April I gave a presentation on “Human Rights and the Internet in China: New Frontiers and Challenges” at the Internet Governance and Human Rights Conference. The conference was arranged by the student group On the Margins from the Department of Social Work at Gothenburg University.

Introduction

The Internet has arguably become the most crucial infrastructure in contemporary society, yet its governance remains somewhat obscure. Governments, companies, engineers, activists and researchers come together to develop principles, norms, rules, procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and operation of the Internet. What does this Internet governance mean for human rights, for example, in relation to privacy, online freedoms and various accessibility-related issues? This conference brings leading scholars and practitioners to the University of Gothenburg to share their knowledge and debate the issues.

Speakers:
JAN SCHOLTE, University of Gothenburg
“What is Internet Governance?”

NICOLA LUCCHI, University of Jönköping
“Reshaping the boundary of freedom of expression in the Digital Age: Internet and Media Pluralism”

MARINA SVENSSON, University of Lund
“Human Rights and the Internet in China: New Frontiers and Challenges”

NIELS TEN OEVER, University of Amsterdam
“Internet architecture, governance and values in times of ossification and commercialization”

JEAN-JACQUES SAHEL, ICANN, London
“Addressing human rights: the opportunity and responsibility of civil societies participation in Internet Governance”

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