The Global Network Initiative is pleased to announce it will be hosting a workshop at the 6th Annual Internet Governance Forum 2011, held September 27th-30th at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya. GNI would like to welcome all those interested to attend the workshop, entitled “The Business of Human Rights: Corporate Responsibility and ICTs”.

This workshop will discuss:

  • The impact and implications of public discourse taking place on private networks
  • How human rights risks may arise in the provision of ICT products and services
  • Strategies some ICT companies have adopted to promote the free flow of information, protect privacy, and minimize possible risk to human rights of their users
  • The value of a multi-stakeholder approach to finding solutions to these challenges
  • More about the work of GNI

The workshop will be moderated by Dele Olojede, publisher of NEXT, NextOnSunday and and Chair of GNI’s Advisory Board. Panelists will include:

  • Pedro Less Andrade, Senior Policy Counsel, Google Latin America
  • Dan Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, US State Department
  • Eduardo Bertoni, Director of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) at Palermo University School of Law, Argentina
  • Susan Morgan, Executive Director, The Global Network Initiative
  • Brett Solomon, Executive Director and co-founder, Access

Where and When: The GNI workshop is scheduled for September 28th, at 14:30 – 16:00, in workshop room 9 (conference room 4). See the IGF website for the latest schedule of workshops.

About the IGF: The Internet Governance Forum is an international conference for multi-stakeholder dialogue on policy issues surrounding the Internet. The IGF was begun by a mandate in the United Nations’ 2005 Tunis Agenda for the Information Society. Registration is open until September 9th; for more information visit: