Breakout session 2

Private sector and civil society collaboration to advance freedom online

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) presents a panel discussion on the ways that civil society organizations, investors, academics and ICT companies can work together in support of freedom of expression and privacy rights online. This discussion will feature company and NGO representatives reflecting on their experiences working together through GNI and discussing examples of good practice that enable multi-stakeholder collaboration to promote laws and policies that enable online rights.


Bennett Freeman (moderator) – Co-founder and Board Secretary, Global Network Initiative, GNI

Carolina Botero – CEO, Karisma Foundation

Elonnai Hickock – Director of Internet Governance, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

Patrik Hiselius – Senior Advisor Digital Rights, Telia Company

Judith Lichtenberg – Executive Director, Global Network Initiative, GNI

Courtney Radsch – Author and advocacy director, Committee to Protect Journalists

Alexandria Walden – Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel, Free Expression, Google

Twitter: #SIF17 together with #SIFB2

Location: Galleriet