AN INVITATION TO HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS & THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERNET CONFERENCE
The Global Internet Liberty Campaign (a group of over forty human rights organizations from five continents funded by the Open Society Institute), in cooperation with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Hungarian Human Rights Center, is coordinating a conference on The Outlook for Freedom, Privacy and Civil Society on the Internet in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Outlook for Freedom conference will take place in Budapest, Hungary from September 4th-6th, 1998. The goal of the conference is to bring together the human rights community, technology industry, and government leaders from around the world to explore the Internet's potential to promote civil society and the means for protecting freedom of expression and privacy issues in the new medium.
In addition to a series of seminars that will provide regarding the Internet's role in sustaining a civil society, preserving freedom, and protecting privacy, technical training on Internet use will be offered to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The tentative agenda includes:
Day 0: Tutorials
o Internet Technology Basics
Day 1: Human Rights Online: Censorship & Media Regulation
o Application of International Human Rights Freedom of Expression to the Internet
Day 2: Promoting Civil Society Through the Internet: Internet Access, Government Information & the Net's Potential For Strengthening Democracy
o Affordability and Accessibility of Internet Access
*Timeline for All Applicants*
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ALL Applications for Participation in Seminar: 24 July 1998
PARTICIPANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF THEIR SELECTION BY GILC BY: 3 August 1998.
LOCATION: Central Eastern European University
*APPLICATION FORM: PROCEDURE & CONTACT INFORMATION*
Interested parties from Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States, should send their completed application to the Global Internet Liberty Campaign.
A registration fee of US$100 will be charged for non-NGO participants.
NOTE that electronic applications are greatly preferred and encouraged to speed up processing, and should be e-mailed to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Hard copies can be faxed to 212.549.2656 or mailed to Raafat S. Toss American Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad Street, New York, New York, USA 10004.
Please provide the following information:
NAME (Because of bugetary and space limitation, we _may_ have to limit NGO participation to only one representative per organization):
TRAVEL and HOUSING* ASSISTANCE
GILC has a limited amount of funds to reimburse NGO representatives for travel costs and housing.
________ Yes, I need this assistance. These are my estimated travel expenses:
________ No, I do not need this assistance.
________ I need housing
I am a _______smoker _______non-smoker
PAPERS: Short papers describing the state of the Internet and any laws regulating the Internet in your country are encouraged. All papers of five pages or less will be distributed in the conference materials.
Papers should be e-mailed to <email@example.com>. Hard copies can be faxed to 212.549.2656 or mailed to Raafat S. Toss American Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad Street, New York, New York, USA 10004.
* Housing will be at the CEU Residence: a single room is US$45 per night/per room and a double is US$60 per night/per room (both include breakfast).