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Common Narrative – Divergent Agendas: The Internet and Human Rights in Foreign Policy

Author: Wagner, B., Gollatz, K., & Calderaro, C.
Published in: Conference Proceedings. International Conference on Internet Science. Brussels, April 9-11, 2013, 19-27
Year: 2013
Type: Academic articles

The following paper provides an overview of the key conferences on the Internet an human rights and the Internet in the last 3 years. It then proceeds to analyse key narratives, stakeholders and agendas within these conferences, as well as questions of power and legitimacy. It will argue that the conference draw from a common discourse and language but are actually representing divergent agendas between stakeholders and states. This tension will be discussed throughout the article, before the main reasons for this are considered in the conclusion.

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Kirsten Gollatz

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