Gagging the Web and the Internet — A roundtable discussion for bloggers

Beyond Borders along with the CPA is organizing a roundtable discussion on the implications of the private TV broadcasting regulations on the web and the Internet.  The details are as follows:

Date : Saturday, 22nd of November, 2008
Time : 3.45 PM to 6 PM
Place : Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI)

The agenda for the day can be downloaded here (pdf), a short summary is as follows:

3.45pm – 4.00pm – Snacks (very important)

4.00pm – 4.05pm – Introductory remarks by Beyond Borders

4.05pm – 4.30pm – Introductory remarks and presentation by Sanjana Hattotuwa, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Alternatives and Ashoka Fellow, on concerns arising from gazette for new media producers and all bloggers

4.30pm – 4.40pm ‐ Brief overview of legal issues arising out of the gazette by Asanga Welikala, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Alternatives

4.30pm – 6.00pm ‐ A discussion :
First session
4.30pm – 5.15pm –     On Issues and concerns arising out of the Private TV regulations

Second session
5.15pm – 6.00pm –     On Steps that can be taken against censorship of web and Internet content

Everyone who has an interest in the issue is welcome to participate, even if you are not a blogger.

If you are interested in participating drop us an email to info[at]beyondborders.lk with your name and age, and if you like, letting us know whether you are blogger. Alternatively, you can fill this form and make it easier for us.

Already, some prominent bloggers have confirmed their presence. So come for the discussion, we’ll have cookies.  Some more info here.

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Posted on 11/18/2008, in Events-Activities-Announcements, Sri Lanka and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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