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Friday, June 14 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tunis +13¾: From the Tunis Agenda to RightsCon Tunis, it’s been a lifetime of internet governance

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Where has internet governance been and where is it headed? Meet some of the elders of the internet as we unpack the history of the Tunis Agenda from 13¾ years ago - and what that means today as we convene again in Tunis at RightsCon 2019. Learn about the current governance debate and its history from the people who helped draft one of its founding documents.

The World Summit on the Information Society convened in Tunis back in 2005 (13+13¾ years ago) and launched the Tunis Agenda. We will reflect on what happened during Tunis back in 2005, focus on what was achieved – including the establishment of the IGF itself (Article 72!) - and what has not yet happened – for example, the Digital Solidarity Fund (Article 28) - Together, we will engage in and think through how to keep the Tunis Agenda alive and thriving for another 13¾ years. Join us for this historically important reconvening as we grapple with the realities and challenges of today's digital world.

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Rebecca MacKinnon

Founding Director, Ranking Digital Rights
Rebecca MacKinnon is a leading advocate for digital freedom of expression and privacy around the world. Author of the award-winning book, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom (Basic Books, 2012), she is founding Director of the Ranking Digital Rights... Read More →
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Anriette Esterhuysen

Chairperson, United Nations Global Internet Governance Forum's Multistakeholder Advisory Group
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Brett Solomon

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Access Now
Brett is the Executive Director of Access Now, defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining innovative policy, global advocacy, and direct technical support, RightsCon and grant-making, Access Now fights for human rights in the digital... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm BST
Caspian (Palais)