Freedom and security online – a cross-border, cross-cutting topic
In Berlin, this became clear on the very first day of the trip dedicated to the theme of internet policy – the 15 participants met representatives of the International Cyber Policy Coordination Staff, the Policy Planning Staff and the Website Editorial Office on Monday (4 August).
The internet as a challenge for diplomacy
In an introduction to Germany’s international cyber policy, the key question was how to balance openness, freedom and security online – a cross-cutting topic in the international sphere.
Caught between the demands of the internet and democracy
The question of regulating the internet as well as the issue of its practical use were the subject of the lively discussion which ensued. The participants not only asked the speakers questions, but also shared their own experiences and described the situation in their respective countries.
The seminar runs until 9 August. The main focus is on exchange with political decision-makers, human rights defenders, online activists and journalists.