Rights to the Network Webinar

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In the lead up to IGF 2019, we’ll be livestreaming 4 webinars on topics related to ‘Rights to the Network’ to help build capacity and knowledge around issues related to community networks and to collate resources for the DC3 annual outcome on community networks, which Luca emailed about on June 17th.

The first webinar is this Wednesday, July 17th at 16:00 BST and will be livestreamed on the YouTube Channel for the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford. Steve Song and I will be talking about ‘Access to Infrastructure’ for community networks, including open access to telecom data, expanding access to fibre and spectrum, infrastructure ownership and the tensions between private and public ownership, and more.

The goal of the webinar is to popularize and raise awareness of these issues and also to collate resources, insights, and experiences related to each topic in order to inform the DC3 outcome this year. To this end, we invite you to:

  1. Participate in the livestream! Leave comments on the YouTube video and ask questions during the broadcast. You can tweet your comments and questions using #GlobalMediaQ.
  2. Send us your suggested resources/readings/insights around the theme (Access to Infrastructure): feel free to email directly to me ([email protected])

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) on Wednesday, and stay tuned for an announcement about the next 3 webinars…!

Warm wishes,



Dr Kira Allmann

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Media Law & Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Communications Director, Oxford Human Rights Hub

Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

[email protected]

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