The Freedom Online Coalition is a group of 30 countries, from all regions of the world, committed to coordinating efforts with each other and with other stakeholders to advance Internet freedom. At this IGF Open Forum, Coalition members will give updates on the work of the coalition since IGF João Pessoa, including the Freedom Online Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, October 17th and 18th, the progress of the three FOC working groups, key issues of concern to Internet freedom, and the Digital Defenders Partnership.
We will also use this Open Forum to invite the IGF community to engage in a discussion on the future direction of the FOC, in light of the internal strategic review that its members conducted in 2016 to mark the Coalition’s five-year anniversary. This Open Forum will be a platform for all interested members of the IGF community to participate; members of all stakeholder groups are encouraged to attend.
Name of Speaker(s)
Costa Rica, Netherlands, Sweden, U.K., non-governmental working group participants, HIVOS representative