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UNESCO to address risks of internet fragmentation and freedom of expression in cyberspace at Internet Governance Forum

How to avoid fragmenting the internet; how to ensure the free flow of information in cyberspace; and how to respect the basic human right of freedom of expression on the web are among the crucial issues to be addressed at the first meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Athens (31 October 2 November 2006).

UNESCO is organizing three workshops on these issues at the Internet Governance Forum:

On 31 October:

  • Towards a multilingual global Internet: Avoiding the risk of fragmentation (co-organized with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, and the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Egypt),
  • Content Filtering and Freedom of Expression (with the Internet Governance Project (IGP))

    On 1 November:
  • Openness in Cyberspace: The Challenges of Freedom of Expression

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    Source UNESCO Bureau of Public Information
    Publication Date 26 Oct 2006
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