Program

May 21

19.00 Reception City Hall

May 22

dag1sif13

09.00–10.30

Opening session: Internet freedom in the global debate: mapping the state of play

Moderator: Emily Taylor, Consultant, Non-executive Director Oxford Information Labs Ltd, Member of Multistakeholder Advisory Group at UN Internet Governance Forum.

This high-level panel discussion will seek to recollect and reflect on the state of play on internet freedom and to introduce the second Stockholm Internet Forum into the ongoing global discussion about the internet. Have global events in the past year provided impetus to the internet freedom agenda?

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10.30–11.00 Coffee break
11.00–12.30

Reconciling freedom and security in cyberspace

Moderator: Stephen Sackur, Journalist, Presenter HARDtalk at BBC World News

The interaction between individuals, businesses, organisations and states in cyberspace is, and will remain, one of the most important international policy issues of our time. This panel aims to explore the concepts of freedom and security and their interconnected relationship in the cyber domain.

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12.30–14.00 Lunch
14.00–15.30

Parallel seminars:

A) Global security and human rights in the internet age

Moderator:  Stephen Sackur, Journalist, Presenter HARDtalk at BBC World News.

This panel aims to explore challenges relating to human rights and cyber security in the international arena.

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B) Distributed security in a national context

Moderator:  Bertrand de La Chapelle, Director of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project, Member of the Board of Directors at ICANN

This panel aims to explore the security issues and human rights concerns in the day-to-day interactions in society.

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C) Free and secure communication in a multinational context

Moderator: Ben Wagner, European University Institute.

This panel aims to explore how human rights and secure communication for the individual is respected by actors without the legal obligation to respect human rights. Operating in different contexts also means different national jurisdictions. What does this mean for human rights and security online?

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16.00-17.30

Unconference

18:00 Dinner reception, Mässhallen

May 23:

dag2sif13

09.00

A free and open internet for global inclusive growth

Moderator: Rebecca Mackinnon, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation, Author.

While internet connectivity is improving rapidly across low- and middle-income countries, it remains to an unacceptable degree a privilege for the privileged. This panel aims to explore challenges in connecting the unconnected and making them part of the global information society.

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10.30–11.00 Coffee
11.00–12.30

Parallel seminars:

A) Secure and open communications: building political, economic and technical capacity

Moderator: Ben Wagner, European University Institute.

This panel aims to explore the challenges facing those countries that are rapidly gaining connectivity in handling the security challenges inherent in all ICTs.

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B) Accelerating innovation in ICTs for transformative growth

Moderator: Rebecca Mackinnon, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation, Author.

This panel aims to explore challenges and opportunities of the ICT software and services sector in driving innovation, transforming public and private sectors and generating inclusive growth in developing countries.

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C) Transforming international development through ICTs

Moderator: Bertrand de La Chapelle, Program Director at the International Diplomatic Academy, Member of the Board of Directors at ICANN.

This panel aims to explore how international development is being transformed by the application of new technologies to existing practices.

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12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30

Wrap-up: internet freedom for global development – making progress?

Moderator: Emily Taylor, Consultant, Non-executive Director Oxford Information Labs Ltd, Member of Multistakeholder Advisory Group at UN Internet Governance Forum.

The open internet has a unique ability to act as a catalyst for multifaceted development. Preserving this ability relies on preserving the internet’s disruptive and decentralised features through effective multistakeholder dialogue and transparent societies governed by the rule of law. But considering the global debate on some of these contentious issues, how can we further strengthen the relationship between global, open networks and development?

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