The Global Network Initiative is pleased to launch its 2011 Annual Report with a panel discussion side event at the Stockholm Internet Forum on Internet Freedom for Global Development:

From Responsibility to Accountability: A Progress Report from the Global Network Initiative

April 18, 2012
14:00 – 15:30

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are in the global spotlight in an unprecedented manner, as companies face increasing government pressure to comply with domestic laws and policies regarding government censorship and access to personal data in ways that may conflict with the internationally recognized human rights of freedom of expression and privacy.

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) unites companies, civil society organizations (including human rights and press freedom groups), investors and academics to seed a global standard for freedom of expression and privacy, help companies to chart an ethical path forward, and use their collective voice to change policy and advance human rights worldwide.

Please join us for a presentation of GNI’s 2011 Annual Report, including a discussion with a number of Board members of the first independent assessments of GNI’s founding companies.

Introduction by:
Susan Morgan, GNI Executive Director

Featured panelists:
Bob Boorstin, Director, Public Policy, Google (to be confirmed)
Rebecca MacKinnon, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation and author of Consent of the Networked
Ebele Okobi, Director, Business and Human Rights Program, Yahoo!
Meg Roggensack, Senior Advisor, Business and Human Rights Initiative, Human Rights First

Moderated by:
Marietje Schaake, Dutch Member of European Parliament (D66/ALDE Group)