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Thursday, May 17 • 16:00 - 17:00
The Impact of the lack of Network Neutrality on Freedom of Expression in MENA region

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Network Access and Discrimination in MENA

This session is about barriers to an accessible, free, and open Internet in the MENA region and how that impacts a range of things from freedom of expression to entrepreneurship. The role of governments as well as that of private corporations will be discussed.

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Khalid Ibrahim

Executive Director, Gulf Centre for Human Rights
Khalid Ibrahim is the Executive Director of the Gulf Center for human rights in charge of management, programme development, fundraising and training. He is an Iraqi human right defender with decades of experience in the human rights field, including more than ten years in Dublin... Read More →

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Lucie Krahulcova

Policy Analyst, Access Now
Policy Analyst for Australia and Asia Pacific at the Access Now. Working on export controls, surveillance, government hacking, encryption, law enforcement, Internet of Things, vulnerability disclosure... Let's talk!

Keith McManamen

Strategic Analyst, Psiphon
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Kristina Stockwood

Chair of the Advisory Board, Gulf Centre for Human Rights
Human rights defenders in the Middle East, women's rights, environmental protection, freedom of expression, Mini Aussie Shepherds

Thursday May 17, 2018 16:00 - 17:00 EDT