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Wednesday, May 16 • 16:00 - 17:00
Zeroing in on journalism and press freedom in zero-rating initiatives

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The session is designed to build understanding of how zero-rating, free basics and other specific net neutrality-related approaches are impacting journalism and media organizations around the world. Although there has been a lot of attention on issues related to zero-rating and net neutrality, little, if any has focused on the specific impact on and influence of media and journalists. We want to know how these policies are impacting media and journalists (including independent journalists, like bloggers and freelancers), whether they are even aware of their country's and/or media organization's policy and subscription in such initiatives, how this has impacted their journalism or media organization. We have seen that many journalists were unaware when their media outlets signed onto free basics or a similar service, and in some cases journalists petitioned management to remove them. We would like to understand how media organizations and journalists are responding to zero-rating initiatives and what the press freedom and journalistic dynamics of these initiatives are. This will directly inform our advocacy with specific companies and on media policy to ensure positions and approaches are informed by these journalistic perspectives.

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Dr. Courtney Radsch

Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists
Dr. Courtney Radsch is the Advocacy Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). As a journalist, author, and freedom of expression advocate, she writes and speaks frequently on the nexus of technology, journalism, and rights. She is the author of Cyberactivism and Citizen... Read More →

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Amba Kak

Tech policy fellow, Mozilla
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Daniel O'Maley

Associate Editor, Center for Intl Media Assistance
I'm the Associate Editor at the Center for International Media Assistance. My portfolio includes Internet policy and tech innovation. Anyone interested in publishing reports on these topics in terms of how they relate to media should get in touch with me.

Wednesday May 16, 2018 16:00 - 17:00

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