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Discussion on Multistakeholderism in Africa at IGF Istanbul

September 3, 2014
02:30PM - 04:00PM

Lütfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 10

Participants from different stakeholder groups will discuss the results of RIA research conducted on mapping multistakeholders participation in internet governance from an African perspective.

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Internet Ungovernance Forum

September 4, 2014 - September 5, 2014

Istanbul Bilgi University

All parties interested in a safe, free internet are invited to participate or serve as volunteers.  To register for the Internet Ungovernance Forum, email kayit@alternatifbilisim.org with your name, country, and organization/university by August 31, 2014. If you would like to coordinate or participate on a panel or would like to set up a workshop, send proposals to bilgi@alternatifbilisim.org.  For more information on how to get involved, including a list of topics and proposal types, visit the Internet Ungovernance Forum website.

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WS21: Intermediaries’ Role and Good Practice in Protecting FOE

September 5, 2014
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Workshop Room 1 (Rumeli Ground Floor/Room B1)

This IGF session will be an opportunity to present and discuss the results of a brand new research project on Internet intermediaries, commissioned by UNESCO, Open Society Foundation and the Internet Society. The workshop aims to trigger discussion on the outcomes of this research and to contribute to identifying principles for good practices and processes that are consistent with international standards for free expression.

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The Real Cyber War: A Political Economy of Internet Freedom

September 18, 2014
03:30PM - 04:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This talk conceptualizes cyberwar as the utilization of digital networks for geopolitical purposes, including covert attacks against another state’s electronic systems, but also, and more importantly, the variety of ways the internet is used to further a state’s economic and military agendas.

This seminar is part the CGCS’ Internet Policy Observatory lunchtime series.

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The UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and Internet Freedom – Developments & Perspectives

October 1, 2014
12:15PM - 01:15PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

What did the IGF process achieve for freedom of expression on the Internet over the last decade? Has the IGF come to a standstill? What are possible perspectives for a meaningful multi-stakeholder process in Internet governance? These and other questions need to be addressed in order to revitalize the IGF process – if a revitalization is wanted. This lunchtime talk will look at past developments and try to show future perspectives for the IGF.

This seminar is part of the CGCS’ Internet Policy Observatory lunchtime series.

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CGCS Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Discussion

October 15, 2014
12:15PM - 01:45PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

Please join us to welcome CGCS’s visiting scholars to the Annenberg community and engage in an informal discussion. The scholars will be presenting their research interests, areas for potential collaborations, and pertinent media policy issues relevant to their regions and areas of expertise. Lunch will be served.

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How the Internet and Activism Changes Policy-with James Losey

October 30, 2014
12:00PM - 01:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This talk moves beyond an online-only assumption of political action and demonstrates how institutional advocacy such as gaining access to government bodies, lobbying, and targeting decisions maker provides a critical compliment for public advocacy such as mobilization and online advocacy. This seminar is part of the CGCS’ Internet Policy Observatory lunchtime series.

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Ubiquity, Mobility, Globality: Charting Directions in Mobile Phone Studies

November 6, 2014 - November 7, 2014

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

A two-day conference organized by the Center of Global Communications Studies to explore interdisciplinary research on mobile phones.

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Public Platforms and Anonymity: Real Name Policies and Freedom of Speech–with Mathias Klang

November 19, 2014
12:15PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This lecture explores the connection between anonymity and political participation, the growing dependence on social networks for political speech, and the balance between a sites terms of use and promoting democratic participation.

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An “After Access” Lens on Mobile Internet Use in the Developing World with Jonathan Donner

December 4, 2014
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This informal and interactive talk, taken from a book in preparation, details the growing importance of ‘mobile-centric internet use’ in the developing world. It offers an integrative lens through which we can might understand the sociotechnical and developmental implications of an internet that is becoming more global and inclusive as it becomes more mobile.

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