The Outlook for Freedom, Privacy and Civil Society on the Internet in Central and Eastern Europe Conference

4-6 September 1998
Budapest, Hungary


Preliminary Agenda

Day 0 - Friday, Sept. 4

Tutorials -- Training Center -- CEU

* Internet Basics

Alex Fowler, EFF, and Agoston Nagy, GreenSpider

* Cryptography and Human Rights

Patrick Ball, AAAS

* Designing and Impelementing a Human Rights Data Project

Patrick Ball, AAAS


Day 1 - Saturday, Sept. 5

Human Rights Online: Freedom of Expression and Privacy


  • Gabor Halmai, Hungarian Human Rights Center
  • Barry Steinhardt, Electronic Frontier Foundation/ ACLU
  • James Dempsey, Center for Democracy and Technology


Panel 1.1 Application of International Human Rights Freedom of Expression Principles to the Internet

Chair &emdash; James Dempsey, CDT


Panel 1.2 Various Media Regulation Models from the CEE and their Effect on Freedom of Expression Online

Chair &emdash; Gabor Halmai, Human Rights Center


Luncheon keynote: Esther Dyson, EFF


Panel 1.3 EU and Members States Approaches to Internet Content Regulation

Chair &emdash; Yaman Akendiz, Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties, UK


Panel 1.4 Electronic Surveillance and Encryption

Chair &emdash; Marc Rotenberg, EPIC

Day 2 - Sunday, Sept. 6

Promoting Civil Society Through the Internet: Internet Access, Government Information, and the Net's Potential for Strengthening Democracy

Opening Keynote: Eva Bakonyi, C3, Hungarian Soros Foundation

Panel 2.1 Affordability and Access

Panel 2.2 Government Information Online and Other Means to Promote Democracy Through the Net

Luncheon Keynote: Promoting Civil Society Through the Internet: Sasa Mirkovic, Radio B92

Panel 2.3 Case Studies of NGO Participation in Internet Policy Making

Chair - Barry Steinhardt