The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, in partnership with the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) Chair the United States, is pleased to present an exciting event live from Washington during the week of the Summit for Democracy. Featuring remarks from U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, tune in to hear about the work of the world’s first, and only, global Internet freedom alliance, the U.S. Government’s “plan of action” for its chairship, and how the Coalition’s 36 member countries and an array of civil society and industry allies are working together to ensure the digital world is a rights-respecting and democratic one.
Join us Monday, March 27th at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) / 11:30 a.m. (PDT) / 7:30 p.m. (CEST) for this high-level briefing, followed by a conversation with leading civil society voices on how the FOC and its collaborators utilize the Coalition to drive collective responses and actions on some of the most pressing and wide-reaching issues of our era. You’ll hear experts and activists discuss how the FOC is uniquely positioned to tackle complex issues like Internet shutdowns and surveillance technologies, developing norms around artificial intelligence, and elevating the positive role of human rights defenders.
For more about the FOC and its history, check out the DFRLab’s Introduction to the Freedom Online Coalition: Understanding the First Ten Years of the World’s Democratic Tech Alliance.
Ambassador Wendy Sherman
Deputy Secretary of State
US Department of State
Senior Manager, Grants and Program Strategy
Juan Carlos Lara
Vice President, Global Head of Public Policy
Report Dec 6, 2022
An introduction to the Freedom Online Coalition
By Rose Jackson, Leah Fiddler, Jacqueline Malaret
The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) is comprised of thirty-four member countries committed to advancing Internet freedom and human rights online.
Transcript Dec 7, 2022
Can the Freedom Online Coalition live up to its potential?
By Atlantic Council
The Freedom Online Coalition has operated with varied success. As the US prepares to take over as chair of the body, civil society leaders who helped launch and shape the Coalition discuss how it can best be leveraged to advance a proactively democratic digital world.
Transcript Dec 13, 2022
Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister David Morrison and US Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger on the importance of the Freedom Online Coalition
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Canada’s David Morrison discusses the end of Canada’s chairmanship of the alliance for democratic tech, while the United States’ Anne Neuberger outlines the top priorities ahead.
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