Internet at Liberty 2010

Internet at Liberty 2010

A convite da empresa Google, Marcel Leonardi participará do Internet At Liberty 2010, evento global dedicado a debater a liberdade de expressão na Internet, que ocorrerá em Budapeste, Hungria, nos dias 20, 21 e 22 de setembro de 2010.

Programação completa:

Monday 20 September – Pre-Conference Workshops: Online tools and tactics for advocacy and protection – Aranytíz Cultural Center, Arany János u. 10

  • 09:00 – 19:00 Workshop and conference registration and information desk open, 3rd floor
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Welcome coffee for early arrivals, 3rd floor
  • 13:30 – 14:00 Workshop welcome and introduction, Tolnay Klári Room, 3rd floor  Bob Boorstin, Google, USKate Coyer, Central European University, US
  • 14:00 – 16:00 Concurrent Sessions:  I) Organizing tools for advocacy, Nagylovag Room ground floor – Presenters: Ali Ravi, Tactical Technology Collective, Iran; Steve Grove, YouTube, US ; Bev Clark, Kubatana Trust, Zimbabwe. II) Advocating for policy change, Bartók/Kodály Room, 2nd floor  – Presenters: Leslie Harris, Center for Democracy and Technology, US; Sunil Abraham, Centre for Internet and Society, IndiaRespondent; João Brant, Intervozes, Brazil. III) Evading censors through circumvention technologies, Tolany Klári Room, 3rd floor – Presenters: Nart Villeneuve, Citizen Lab, Canada;  Walid al-Saqaf,, Yemen; Angelina Trangh Huynh, VietTan, US.
  • 16:00 – 17:00 Coffee Break, 3rd floor
  • 17:00 – 19:00 Concurrent Sessions I) Organizing tools for advocacy, Nagylovag Rm, ground floor (repeat of workshop from first session) – Presenters: Ali Ravi, Tactical Technology Collective, Iran; Steve Grove, YouTube, US; Bev Clark, Kubatana Trust, Zimbabwe. II) Advocating for policy change, Bartók/Kodály Rm, 2nd floor (repeat of workshop from first session) – Presenters: Leslie Harris, Center for Democracy and Technology, US; Sunil Abraham, Centre for Internet and Society, India; João Brant, Intervozes, Brazil. III) Safeguarding personal security and privacy online, Tolnay Klári Room 2nd floor – Presenters: Brett Solomon, Access Now, Australia;Bobby Soriano, Tactical Technology Collective, Philippines; Katrin Verclas, Mobile Active, US
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Reception, Ötkert café, Zrínyi u. 4

Tuesday 21 September – Day One: The Internet as a force for change – CEU, Nádor u. 15

  • 08:00 – 18:00 Conference registration and information desk open
  • 09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and introduction – John Shattuck, CEU President and Rector; David Drummond, Google Senior Vice President
  • 09:30 – 10:30 A moment in time: a very short history of the Internet and free expression – Moderator: Renata Uitz, Central European University, Hungary Presenter: Rob Faris, Open Net Initiative, US.  Respondents: Tattu Mambetalieva, Civil Initiative on Internet Policy, Kyrgyzstan; Sunil Abraham, Centre for Internet and Society, India; Shahzad Ahmad, Bytes for All, Pakistan
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break, CEU, Nádor u. 11
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Is the potential of the Internet as a force for positive political change being oversold? – Moderator: Madeleine Morris, BBC, UK. Speakers: Karin Spaink, Writer and net activist, Netherlands; Kim Pham, Access Now, US; Evgeny Morozov, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University, Belarus; Shanthi Kalathil, World Bank, US
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch, provided at BM Duna Palota, Zrínyi u. 5
  • 14:00 – 15:15 Online free expression: values, progress and complexities – Speaker: Dunja Mijatovic, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Bosnia and Herzegovina. Respondents: Merve Alici, Turkish Young Civilians, Turkey; Eva Simon, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Hungary
  • 15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break, CEU, Nádor u. 11
  • 15:45 – 17:00 A rock and a hard place: challenges for governments in Europe – Moderator: Rebecca MacKinnon, New America Foundation, US.  Speakers: Ambassador Olof Ehrenkrona, Sweden; Bertrand de La Chapelle, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France.  Respondent: Mogens Schmidt, UNESCO, Denmark
  • 17:00 – 18:15 A hard place and a rock: challenges for industry – Moderator: Rebecca MacKinnon, New America Foundation, US. Speakers: David Drummond, Google, US; Lord Richard Allan, Facebook, UK
  • 18:30 – 19:30 Welcome reception, CEU Atrium, Nádor u. 9 – Remarks: John Shattuck, CEU President and Rector; David Drummond, Google Senior Vice President
  • 20:00 – 22:00 Topical dinners, provided at Gerbeaud, Vörösmarty tér 7-8 – Participants can opt to join one of several informal group dinners themed around specific topics.

Wednesday 22 September – Day Two: Moving forward: breaking barriers, transparency and innovation – CEU, Nádor u. 15

  • 08:00 – 16:00 Conference registration and information desk open
  • 09:00 – 10:15 Crossing national borders: is the Internet a danger as well as a blessing? – Moderator: Lucie Morillon, Reporters Without Borders, France. Respondents: Carlos Afonso, Internet Steering Committee, Brazil; Supinya Klangnarong, Campaign for Popular Media Reform, Thailand; Nargis Zokirova, International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, Tajikstan; Esraa Rashid, Egyptian Democratic Academy, Egypt
  • 10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break, CEU, Nádor u. 11
  • 10:45 – 12:00 No easy answers: privacy and free expression – Moderator: Ellen Hume, Central European University, US
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Transparency and accountability tools Moderator: Colin Maclay, Berkman Center on Internet and Society, US. Respondents: Renata Avila, Creative Commons, Guatemala; Matt Braithwaite, Google, US; Karl Kathuria, BBC, UK
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (brown bag provided), CEU, Nádor u. 11
  • 13:30 – 14:45 Are we compromising national security by increasing access to information online? – Moderator: Monroe Price, Annenberg School of Communication at University of Pennsylvania, US. Respondents: Smari McCarthy, Digital Freedoms Society, Iceland; Michael Semple, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, US; Heather Brooke, Freedom of Information activist, UK
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Concurrent sessions (delegates can choose which to attend) Online free expression and… I) …protecting privacy, CEU, Nádor u. 9 Popper room – Facilitator: Kristina Irion, Central European University, Germany. Respondents: Katitza Rodriguez, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Peru; Stephanie Hankey, Tactical Technology Collective, UK; II) …enforcing ethics & accountability for corporations & governments, CEU, Nádor u. 9 Auditorium – Facilitator: Markos Kounalakis, Central European University, US. Respondent: Aaron Swartz, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, US; III) …ensuring cybersecurity and national security, CEU, Nádor u. 9 Gellner room – Facilitator: Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute, UK. Respondent: Jamil Zahid, International Chamber of Commerce, Pakistan; IV) …the cat and mouse game between bloggers and governments, CEU, Nádor u. 15 – Facilitator: Cynthia Wong, Center for Democracy and Technology, US. Respondents: Esraa Rashid, Blogger, Egypt; Ivan Sigal, Global Voices, US.
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break, CEU, Nádor u. 11
  • 16:30 – 17:30 Concluding session: making talk come to life – where do we go from here? Feedback from workshops, dinners and breakout groups (30 min). Co-moderators: Bob Boorstin, Google, US; Kate Coyer, Central European University, US; “If I could do one thing to make the Internet a better place for free expression…” (30 min) – Moderator: Rebecca MacKinnon, New America Foundation, US.

Dinner topics for Tuesday night

  • The current state of the Chinese Internet
  • In China’s wake: online censorship in South and Southeast Asia
  • The development of the Internet in Russia: a critical moment
  • Censorship in Central and Eastern European countries
  • Online activism in the Middle East: what’s working and what’s not
  • Advancing European government initiatives on online free expression
  • Accountability and ethics among companies: the Global Network Initiative
  • The rise of the citizen journalist and the response of the traditional media
  • Protecting the platform: the challenge of intermediary liability
  • Online privacy, anonymity and free expression
  • The limits of free expression: controversial content policies
  • Keeping the Internet open: is there a global solution to net neutrality?

Press release:

Budapest (September 15, 2010)–Google and Central European University have teamed up to co-sponsor an international conference, Internet at Liberty 2010, to address the complex issues facing the development of the Internet as a global, free and open space. The event will be held at the campus of CEU in Budapest on September 20-22.

The dynamic and decentralized nature of the Internet offers new opportunities for communication and free expression as well as new threats. Governments that wish to control the spread of information and activists using digital technologies to promote change are becoming increasingly sophisticated and strategic as they confront each other around the world.

“Google acts every day to maximize free expression and access to information,” said David Drummond, Google’s Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel. “To promote transparency, we have built online tools that allow our users to see where governments demand that we remove content or request data about people who use our services. And we are founders and participants in the Global Network Initiative, a group of companies, human rights groups, investors and academics that has set out principles and guidelines to hold governments and companies accountable for their actions.”

Internet at Liberty 2010 will bring together hundreds of activists, bloggers and officials from the public and private sector to explore the often controversial policy issues of Internet communication. The conference will address the boundaries of online free expression; the complex relationship among technology, economic growth and human rights; the ways in which dissidents and governments are using the Internet; and urgent policy and legal issues of online communication such as privacy and cybersecurity.

“At the core of our mission, CEU is committed to provide intellectual support for building and strengthening open and democratic societies that respect human rights,” added John Shattuck, President and Rector of Central European University. “The fundamental right to free expression is essential to democratic institutions, but it does not come easily, is never fixed, and must be constantly renewed. It is our job as a university to create forums for debate where the complexities of these issues can be openly discussed. As a global institution in an interconnected world, CEU is honored to co-host this important and far-reaching conference with Google.”

The conference and break-out sessions will focus on issues including the role of the Internet as a democratizing force, challenges for governments and the private sector, and the complexities of promoting and protecting free expression. It will also provide a forum to highlight national case studies and efforts to advance transparency and accountability. At the conference workshops, activists, NGOs and companies will help individuals learn ways to practice Internet advocacy while protecting their security and privacy.

The conference will be conducted in English.

About Google Inc.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

About Central European University
Central European University was founded in 1991. Today CEU is a global institution of graduate education in the social sciences, the humanities, law, management, environmental studies, government and public policy, with students from more than 100 countries, and a faculty drawn from major universities across the world. For more information, visit