Saturday, December 2 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Is Some Internet Access Better Than None?

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When open internet advocates criticized Facebook's "Free Basics" program, which allows mobile users to access a limited set of apps and websites free of charge, CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded by arguing that "some internet is better than none."

This roundtable discussion will exmaine the various implications of this argument for the open web and its users, and also consider the different ways in which people gain only "some" access to the internet around the world.

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Ellery Biddle

Advocacy Director, Global Voices
I'm the advocacy director at Global Voices. My job is to support our community in reporting on threats to online speech, sharing tactics for defending the work and words of netizens, and promoting efforts to improve Internet policy and practice worldwide in the interest of human rights... Read More →

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Helani Galpaya is CEO of LIRNEasia, a pro-poor, pro-market think tank working across the emerging Asia Pacific on ICT policy and regulatory issues. Her recent research and policy contributions have been on issues related to digital platforms, digitisation and labor, net neutrality... Read More →
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Mong Palatino

Southeast Asia Editor, Global Voices
southeast asia editor of global voices. activist and former legislator
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Giovanna Salazar

Author, Global Voices
Digital Rights advocate. Formerly the Advocacy and Communications Officer of SonTusDatos, a Mexican NGO focused on privacy and data protection online.

Saturday December 2, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Roundtable Space TRACE Expert City

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