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Wednesday, May 16 • 17:15 - 18:15
Freedom Online Coalition Open Forum

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The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) is an intergovernmental coalition of 30 countries committed to advancing Internet freedom – free expression, association, assembly, and privacy online – worldwide. At this RightsCon Open Forum session, Coalition members will be launching a statement on Internet censorship, give updates on the work of the FOC, present priorities for the German Chairmanship and outline progress towards implementing the FOC Action Plan for 2018. The session will also be an opportunity to learn about FOC's new mechanism for stakeholder engagement, the FOC Advisory Network, and plans for this year's Freedom Online Conference, which will be taking place in Berlin, November 28-30. This event will be a platform for all interested members of the RightsCon community to discuss the work of the FOC and inform its activities in the run up to the Annual Conference. 

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Scott Busby

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State
Scott Busby serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, where he oversees the Bureau’s work in East Asia and the Pacific as well as on multilateral and global issues, including U.S. engagement... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 17:15 - 18:15 EDT