Global Practices in Internet Regulation and Online Censorship

06 Jun , 15:00–16:15
The Global Economy in Search of a Balance
Congress Centre, conference hall D2

The tightening of government control over information flows on the global network has become one of the most visible trends in regulatory activity around the world. An increasing number of governments are working to establish internet censorship that is suitable for specific regions. Restrictions also affect other areas, ranging from businesses, where companies are often over-regulated, to global cybersecurity issues. What are the development prospects for Internet regulation? What are the global practices of Internet censorship and what is their impact on the values of freedom of speech and economic relations between countries? What is the regulatory experience in Russia? What does the future of the Internet hold given the increasing use of information as a tool for confrontation within the global community? How can we fight misinformation on the net and its impact on society and the economy?

Petr Lidov-Petrovskiy, Director of Communications and Public Relations, International Information Agency "Rossiya Segodnya"

Igor Ashmanov, General Director, Kribrum; Managing Partner, Ashmanov and Partners
Maria Zakharova, Director, Department of the Information and Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Leonid Levin, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications
Guy Mettan, Executive Director, Swiss Press Club; President, Chamber of Commerce Switzerland - Russia and CIS
Sergei Plugotarenko, Director, Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC)
Aleksey Pushkov, Chairman, Interim Commission on Information Policy and Cooperation with the Media, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Seyyed Zia Hashemi, Managing Director, Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)
Fedor Scherbakov, General Director, 1st MediaInvest Media Holding