Stockholm Internet Forum 2017. Münchenbryggeriet venue in Stockholm. May 16-18 2017!

The Internet is undoubtedly a powerful technology that has had a tremendous impact on billions of people’s lives by giving access to an “uncompromised” source of information, a possibility to communicate directly to individuals all over the globe as well as to millions of people at the same time.

Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 will focus on the connection(s) between access and power. Enjoying the benefits of cross-sectorial collaboration this can be understood from many perspectives. One major key issue is however the empowering benefits of Internet accessibility – targeting both political, economic and social aspects of Power.

Previous SIF’s have brought 300-500 people to Stockholm and Munchenbryggeriet. SIDA arranges, in collaboration with Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This time there will be a special side-event because, if what I heard is correct, the next meeting with the Freedom Online Coalition, the coalition of some 30 States, is planned to meet around the same dates in Stockholm. Sweden has a leading role in the Freedom Online Coalition. https://www.freedomonlinecoalition.com/

Source: First announcement for #SIF17: “Access and Power” | Stockholm Internet Forum

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