Präsentationen und Vorträge zivilgesellschaftlicher Aktuere auf "gemany at wsis", PALEXPO , Halle 4, Stand 857

1) Dr. Christoph Bruch, Polictical Scientist
How public is the public domain?
9.12.03, 11.00-11.30 Uhr

Governments, public administrations and institutions produce and control huge amioounts of information. Making this information freely accessible and keeping it freely accessible os of great interest for all citizens.

2) Dr. Jeanette Hofmann, University of Duisburg-Essen: Globalization and Democracy
9.12.03, 10.30-11.00 Uhr

This talk deals with the growing democratic deficit in the area of transnational decision making and discusses some ways out of this problem.

3) "Charter for Civil Rights for a Sustainable Knowledge Society", Presentation Dr. Jeanette Hofmann, Prof. Rainer Kuhlen, Dr. Christoph Bruch et al
10.12.03, 15.00-15.30 Uhr

The Charter is the essential contribution of German Civil Society for the WSIS, which was passed after an intensive, real and virtual debate as of early summer 2003. The Charter calls for the open and unhampered access to knowledge based on the principle of sustainability.

4) Dr. Thomas Schauer, FAW Ulm/Global Society Dialogue Sustainability in the Information Age
11.12.03, 15.00 -15.30 Uhr

The ecological impact of the new media is outlined. Chances (dematerialisation of production and consumption) and risks (rebound effects) are both described.

5) Dr. Heike Jensen, Terre des Femmes, Humboldt University Berlin
Gender Issues in the Spheres of ICTs, the Media and the WSIS Process
12.12.03, 12.00 -12.30 Uhr

In preparation for WSIS, many gender experts around the world analyzed and compiled crucial gender aspects in relation to ICTs and the Mass Media. Have their findings made it into the WSIS political process? If so, in which respects and contexts have they been taken up, and by whom? The talk will provide an introduction to the issues and offer a critical evaluation of the process.

6) Sabine Stoeck, Jakob Schoof, YOIS
a) Proday - an international school platform
b) Book presentation "Wh@t's next?" A book for the information society, written by 35 young people worldwide
12.12.03, 13.30-14 Uhr

7) Prof. Dr. Rainer Kuhlen, Professor for Information Science, University of Konstanz; Chairperson of NETHICS e.V. (Ethics in the Net)
"Right to communicate" of economic relevance, too
13.12.03, 11.30 - 12.00 Uhr

Communication is increasingly considered a major means for organizational success. The right to communicate (or communication rights) is therefore not only of highest importance for personal development and for a transparent media and political system, but also for collaborative knowledge management as part of an innovative organizational strategy.

8) Oliver Pasek, Advisor for media politics of the green fraction at the German Bundestag
"The future of European Copyright in law"
12.12.03, 15.30 - 16.00 Uhr

In August 2003 Germany implemented a guideline by the EU about the regulation of digital copyright in Europe. The lecture will deal with the national, european and global efffects of this new law on the freedom of knowledge.

9) Alvar Freude,
Internet Filter and Content Regulation: Presentation of an Experiment
13.12.03, 12.30-13.00 Uhr

The calling for internet filter software to regulate the worldwide internet is very popular. Mr. Freude shows by means of his filter experiment "insert_coin" the technically possibilities, chances and risks of such filter tools. The project "insert_coin" was awarded with the \\international media art\award.

10) Ralf Bendrath, University of Bremen
Privacy and Security in the Information Age
13.12.03., 13.30-14.00 Uhr

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