[Air-L] Fwd: Call for Proposals: “Internet Freedom: Present and Future” at the Internet Freedom Festival, March 2017

Nathalie Marechal marechal at usc.edu
Tue Aug 16 07:10:08 PDT 2016

Hi all,

This may be of interest to those on this list who study internet policy,
internet governance, human rights, politics online, and more. The IFF is a
really great opportunity to step outside the ivory tower and interact with
civil society researchers and activists from around the world, *in Spain*.
I've attended IFF since its inception in 2015 and would be happy to answer
any questions.



*Nathalie Maréchal*
Doctoral Candidate, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Senior Information Controls Fellow, Ranking Digital Rights
Marechal at USC.edu | @MarechalUSC | www.nathaliemarechal.net
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From: IFF Research <research at internetfreedomfestival.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Call for Proposals: “Internet Freedom: Present and Future” at the
Internet Freedom Festival, March 2017

Call for Proposals: “Internet Freedom: Present and Future” at the Internet
Freedom Festival

Where: Internet Freedom Festival, Las Naves, Valencia, Spain

When: March 6-10, 2017

Submission deadline: Oct 2, 2016

Since 2015, the Internet Freedom Festival has gathered the community
keeping the internet open and uncensored for a week of multidisciplinary
collaboration among front-line activists, policy experts, tool developers,
digital security trainers, and academic researchers from around the world.

This year, the “Internet Freedom: Present and Future” theme will promote
exchange and collaboration between the scholarly and practitioner
communities. In preparing their submissions, researchers should consider
the following provocations:


   What should practitioners from the various sectors represented at the
   Festival know from the scholarly literature?

   What is the canon of Internet Freedom literature? In what ways is the
   canon being contested?

   What is the cutting edge of scholarly research in this field?

   How can this information best be conveyed to lay audiences?

Proposals can structured as solo presentations of original research,
critical literature reviews, panel discussions, roundtables, debates, or
any other format suitable to sharing scholarly research with Internet
Freedom practitioners. Standard formats for the IFF include:






   Panel discussion

   Networking event

   Off-site session

   Other: you can also create your own formats, as long as they fit within
   the allocated times and spaces.

The full submission guidelines are at https://internetfreedomfestival.org/

Graduate students, early-career academics, and scholars from the Global
South are especially encouraged to apply.

The Theme

How should the future of the Internet Freedom space look? How can we get
there from here? The Internet Freedom: Present and Future Theme is
dedicated to explore the current state of the Internet Freedom space, its
overarching issues, the latest research findings, and the upcoming threats
and opportunities. Naturally, sessions that explore the history of Internet
Freedom are also relevant.

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted through https://internetfreedomfestival.org/
selecting the “Internet Freedom: Present and Future” theme. Please refer to
the “Research” theme in the session description. Submissions will be
evaluated through a peer-review process comprising academics as well as
internet freedom practitioners.

Questions can be sent to research at internetfreedomfestival.org

The Internet Freedom Festival Team
@InternetFF | www.internetfreedomfestival.org

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