The launch seeks to share UNESCO’s flagship series publications on fostering Internet freedom and present the key outcomes from these studies in a wide range of crucial issues ranging from online freedom of expression, privacy, digital safety to intermediaries liability and Internet governance declarations. UNESCO has started in 2009 to commission this series aiming to provide in-depth analysis and recommendations to its Member States and other stakeholders, with a total of five editions delivered and more new ones to come in the following year. All these studies have also contributed to UNESCO’s comprehensive study “Keystones to Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies: Access to information and knowledge, Freedom of Expression, Privacy and Ethics on a Global Internet” as mandated by Resolution 37 of the UNESCO General Conference.
The concrete titles include:
1). Building digital safety for journalism: a survey of selected issues (English Version)
2). Fostering Freedom Online: The Role of Internet intermediaries (English Version)
3). Principles Governing Internet Governance (English Version)
4). Freedom of Connection Freedom of Expression: the Changing legal and regulatory ecology shaping the Internet (English and Spanish Version)
5). Global Survey on Internet privacy and Freedom of Expression (English and Spanish Version)
A short introduction to each study will be presented by the commissioned authors, and the discussion will focus on the joint follow up actions on the Series with partners. Limited number of hard copies of the publications will be distributed at the session.