Many Worlds. Many Nets. Many Visions
The HIIG is organising an IGF side event on critical voices, visions and vector for internet governance. In partnership with the Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI), the Dynamic Coalition on Gender and Internet Governance (DC-Gender), netzforma*, the Gunda-Werner-Institute and the Centre for Internet and Human Rights we developed a short catalog of visions on an internet without discrimination which will be published at the event.
The event will be held in English. Please register below if you want to attend.
Many Worlds. Many Nets. Many Visions.
Critical Voices, Visions and Vectors for Internet Governance
26 November | 6:30 pm | doors open: 6 pm
HIIG | Französische Straße 9, 10117 Berlin
The Internet is a place of contrasts. Consider this: In 1996 John Perry Barlow wrote in his Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, that
“We are creating a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station of birth.”
A world that all can enter on an equal footing? Without privilege or prejudice? Has such a world emerged? A world where discrimination and fear has no place, where freedom of expression reigns? How can these beautiful words be made to fit the lived experience of so many all across the world?
The Internet we have does not fulfill the emancipatory promise some have ascribed to it: a medium to change the world and end all injustice. The Internet has transformed the world, but it has fundamentally destabilised or even challenged, key societal power differentials. Or has it?
The Internet Governance Forum 2019 in Berlin is committed to “One net, one world, one vision”. We beg to differ. We have invited experts and activists from all over the world, representing all stakeholder groups to present their ideas on how the Internet Governance discussion should be further developed regarding marginalised groups and communities.
|6.00 pm||Doors open|
|6.30 – 7.00 pm||Welcome, introduction and opening statements by Matthias C. Kettemann (Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) and HIIG), Francesca Schmidt (Gunda Werner Institute), Smita Vaniyar, (Point of View / DC-Gender) and Joanna Bronowicka (CIHR)|
|7.00 – 8.00 pm||Moderated discussion and questions from the audience with Nicole Shephard (Independent), Tatiana Bazzichelli (Disruption Network Lab) and have vale (APCs EROTIC project / DC-Gender).|
Chris Köver (netzpolitik.org) will moderate the discussion.
|8.00 – 9.00 pm||Get-Together|
The event will be held in English. For press accreditation, please contact Florian Lüdtke.
The event is organised by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) in partnership with the Dynamic Coalition on Gender and Internet Governance (DC-Gender), netzforma* e.V., the Gunda-Werner-Institute and the Centre for Internet and Human Rights.
People behind the event
Matthias C. Kettemann – Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) and Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
Katharina Mosene – Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) and Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
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