Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace
In preparation for the second WSIS Summit, Tunis 16-18 November 2005, UNESCO organised a thematic meeting on freedom of expression in Cyberspace prior to the PrepCom-2 in Geneva.
The purpose of the conference is to discuss the challenges and opportunities this fundamental right encounters in the global network. UNESCO promotes four key principles at the WSIS that are reflected in the Declaration of Principles of the Summit and is working determinedly to maintain this momentum.
The conference is one of the UNESCO actions to advance the process of the WSIS in terms of the promotion of freedom of expression and the universal access to information, two closely interconnected principles that form the point of departure of this conference.
- International Conference on Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace - Report
- Reports and Conclusions of the WSIS thematic meetings
organized by UNESCO in preparation of the second meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
- Address by Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director-General, on the occasion of the opening of the Conference on Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace
- Controlling Internet Content: Implications for Cyber-Speech
Statement by Dr. Yaman Akdeniz, Lecturer in CyberLaw, School of Law, University of Leeds; Director, Cyber-rights & Cyber-Liberties, UK
- Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace: Codes and Creativity
Presentation by Mr Chris Kabwato, Director, Highway Africa, South Africa
- Freedom of expression on the internet
by Sandy Starr, Spiked Ltd, United Kingdom
- Freedom of expression online: the Multatuli project
Presentation by Ms Sjoera Nas, Bits of Freedom, The Netherlands
- Speech of Julien Pain, Responsible for the Bureau Internet and Freedom
Reporters without Borders (in French)
- Statement by Ronald Koven, European Representative
World Press Freedom Committee
- Statement by Youri Oulianovsky
ITAR-TASS Agency, Russia (in French)