GDPPC Forum: Discussion with Jermyn P. Brooks on freedom of expression


The Global Network Initiative, Freedom of Expression and privacy rights is the topic for a discussion on the second day of  Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge final event in Budapest on 18th June starting at 13:30 CEST in the auditorium of the Central European University.

Jermyn P. Brooks, Chair of the Global Network Initiative and Board Member of Transparency International will be the panelist in the discussion moderated by Noel Selegzi, Director of the Open Society Youth Initiative.

The Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge, currently in its second year, offers undergraduates across disciplines and continents an opportunity to explore issues of global importance from different points of view.

This year’s theme “Digital Freedom and its Limits” focuses among others on questions of internet governance, online censorship, and freedom of expression on the Internet. Open to undergraduates from all disciplines, students were asked over the course of the past 9 months to explore in two written assignments what policies governments or other groups should adopt to enhance the potential of digital technology to benefit individuals and societies, domestically or internationally, and what limits on Internet freedom are legitimate or desirable. The Forum participants were selected based on the exceptional quality of their written submissions. 

During the Budapest Forum, participants will discuss the most critical issues around digital freedom with international experts, attend workshops focusing on op-ed writing skill and public-speaking and advocacy abilities and compete in two progressive rounds for the scholarships.

GDPPC is jointly organized by the Global Public Policy Institute, the International Debate Education Association, the European Council of Foreign Relations and the Central European University School of Public Policy. The project is supported by the Open Society Foundations.

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