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May 23, 2012

Time Session
8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Plenary I Debate 1: Should laws and regulations that affect the Internet favor individuals over the state?


John Kampfner - Author and historian

Noomane Fehri - Tunisian National Constitutional Assembly

Renata Avila - Lawyer and Advocate for Transparency, Global Voices

Stewart Baker - Former Assistant Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security

Susan Glasser - Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy

11:30 - 11:45 a.m Break
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Break-out Discussions
1 - 2:15 p.m. Lunch
2:15 - 3:45 p.m. Workshop I Choice of workshops:
  • New Frontiers in Citizen Journalism
  • Economics of Internet Freedom
  • Mobile Security Survival Guide: What Every Activist and Rights Defender Needs to Know About Communicating More Safely
  • Video for Change: How To Create, Share and Use Video for Impact and Attention
  • Social media: Strategies & tools for advocacy campaigns
  • Shielding the Messenger: Protecting platforms for free expression
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Afternoon Break Research Displays
4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Plenary II Debate 2: Is the Internet--and global communication among citizens--best served by today's organic mix of governing forces, or do we need a more centralized, global system?


Ben Wagner - European University Institute

Gary Fowlie - Head, ITU Liaison Office to the United Nations

Riz Khan (Moderator) - Reporter, Al Jazeera English

5:45 - 7 p.m. Reception Research Displays
7 p.m. Dinner Keynote Panel


Riz Khan - International Journalist, Television Host, Author at Al Jazeera English

Sana Saleem

Chiranuch “Jiew” Premchaiporn