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Internet Governance and Free Expression in Latin America: A Panel Discussion with Experts

January 22, 2014
07:00PM - 08:30PM

Cardozo Law School
55 Fifth Avenue
New York City,

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Internet Governance and Free Expression in Latin America: A Panel Discussion with Experts

As part of the Price Media Law Moot Court Americas Regional Round

Against the background of discussions about the role of the press in Latin America, including issues of regulation and free expression in Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador and elsewhere, this Panel will focus on emerging attitudes toward Internet Governance in Latin America. Panelists will analyze and discuss the most recent regional shifts in narratives and policymaking with regard to privacy, free expression, and the Internet. This seminar will also focus on the upcoming international summit to be hosted in Brazil that will bring government, industry, academia, and leaders to discuss these issues. The conversation will also focus on the Marco Civil da Internet (which may or not be enacted into law), its implications, as well as other changing approaches to regulation of the internet. These and other issues will be discussed such as: How is civil society engaging with questions of regulation?  How are advocates of different models of Internet Governance affecting debate and discussion? How is the Internet and its governance being framed in public discussion and how is that being realized in public opinion? How do the debates over internet governance relate to the hemispheric discussions of free expression and free press generally?

About the Price Media Law Moot Court

The Americas Regional Round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition is an international moot court program sponsored by the University of Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and the Annenberg School of Communication. The competition provides a regional forum for dialogue and debate on freedom of expression and media law issues of global importance. This year’s case focuses on privacy, surveillance, and data security, issues that are very much relevant to current events as well as the future of international and national media law.