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Google and Dutch Embassy organizing seminar on Internet Freedom

Google and the Dutch Embassy are organizing a seminar on Internet Freedom in the Newseum. The discussion will focus on how to best protect and promote freedom of expression and fundamental human rights on-line.

It takes place against the background of the important role that the internet has played in the developments in the Arab world and elsewhere. Remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt will be video-linked from the International Conference on Internet Freedom in the Hague, on December 8th/9th, hosted by the Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal.

The seminar will feature remarks by Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs. Besides Otero, Dutch Ambassador Renée Jones-Bos will give remarks, and ABC7’s Maureen Bunyan will moderate a panel with contributions from Ambassador Philip Verveer, the US Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Johanna Shelton, Policy Councel & Legislative Strategist at Google, and Ms Leslie Harris, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology.

Join the seminar at the Newseum by registering here. There will be live tweets during the seminar using hashtag #Ifreedom.