Carl Bildt presents Stockholm Internet Forum 2013

This year’s Stockholm Internet Forum will deepen the discussion on internet freedom and security with a continued focus on global development.

Among the key issues is how we can ensure that information and communication technologies continue to stimulate innovation and economic growth, democratic participation, business and trade, poverty reduction and freedom of expression. Furthermore, how do we guarantee the enjoyment of human rights in the digital realm, as affirmed by the UN Human Rights Council last year, while maintaining a secure and robust online environment? In this context, the intersection between freedom and security is crucial.

In this new interview the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, talks about the theme of this year’s conference: