Google to host a conference highlighting freedom of expression
Filed Under: Media & Tech, World | Posted: 04/22/2012 at 1:46AM
Comments | Region: United States
USA, Washington D.C: The Google Inc is about to host an international conference “Internet at Liberty 2012: Promoting Progress and Freedom” on online freedom from May 22 to 24, 2012 in Washing D.C. With success against SOPA, PIPA and ACTA the digital world of activism has been very effective against the curbing policies and mechanism that were threatening the online freedom of expression around the globe. Highlighting the reach and effectiveness of standardization Google has initiated the conference.
The conference is thought to be participated by activists and experts from all over the world exploring pros and cons of free expression in the digital age.
According to Google, “The Internet as a global, free, and open resource is constantly developing. Over the past year0 we have seen how the Internet can shift power, broaden scope, and accelerate political and economic change. Simultaneously, governments and multinational companies shape what is possible online. Today, more than any time in history, technological and political forces are colliding to draw lines about how the Internet functions. It will bring together global activists and representatives of academic centers, corporations, governments, the media and NGOs. The conference will explore creative ways to expand the free flow of information online. Look for debates about today’s most pressing internet freedom issues, and action-oriented workshops.”
Interested participants can registered through this link:http://www.google.com/events/internetatliberty2012/index.html