Oppression Online: Rights and Restrictions on the Network

23 October 2013 - A Workshop on Bali,Indonesia


The workshop will explore the social and economic impacts of national level ICT legislation and regulation as well as international telecom practices on human rights, particularly freedom of expression and privacy, including the impact of government and private sector practices at the national and international level. 

A selection of panelists will present the particular issues at play in their own regional settings, including the nationalization and/or monopolization of telecom regimes, content filtering and takedowns, and communications surveillance. The workshop will particularly examine the differences between emerging and developed country policies, and their impacts upon one another, as well as the role of private sector companies, including the responsibilities of Internet and telecommunications companies under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. After identifying particular problems and challenges, the panel will then explore possible solutions and responses both at the national and international level for addressing such issues.