How to improve Internet accessibility and close the broadband gap in the South Caucaus? These are just some of the issues that will be discussed between state and non-state actors in the Georgian telecommunications market on 5 September 2016.
The Council of Europe and the European Union are organising ha National Internet Governance Forum in Tbilisi, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Developments, Georgian National Communications Commission, Internet Society, ICANN, European IP Networks, Small and Medium Telecom Operators Association of Georgia as well as representatives of Academia.
The event aims at strengthening the multi-stakeholder dialogue between state and non-state actors operating on the Georgian telecommunications market as well as discussing various issues related to the latest developments and mainstream human rights standards in the internet governance field including Internet Accessibility and Broadband Gap in South Caucasus, E-Governance regional achievements, Personal data Protection and the Internet, Domain names and Internet etc. During the forum the presentations will held by the leading experts of the Council of Europe and the representatives of the state and non-state organsiations.
The event is organised within the framework of the joint CoE/EU Project “Protecting Internet Freedom through Legislation and Arrangements for Multi-stakeholder Dialogue”. The project was launched in January 2015 and aims to increase the compliance of national legal frameworks and policies with CoE standards on freedom of expression and the knowledge of relevant state authorities about Council of Europe Internet governance and human rights standards and related European Court of Human Rights case-law.