Today, the two-day Stockholm Internet Forum ended with calls to better ensure human rights online.
The Forum was very well organized and drew some of the most important voices in the debate on Internet freedom. The organizers have added panel summaries to the conference program site which are worth reading.
They have compiled selected quotes from the panels which are both inspiring and give an excellent overview over the diversity of issues we're facing when it comes to implementing human rights on the Internet.
So here we go:
The organizers have also made some fantastic interviews with people Rebecca MacKinnon, Carl Bildt, Alec Ross - go have a look here.
On the first day of the conference, civil society representatives published new principles for Transparency Reporting by states. Echoing Google's Transparency Reports, these principles are meant to ensure more accountability of state policies that impact Internet Freedom.
Key principle 2 of the Stockholm Principles for Governmental Transparency Reporting on Net Freedom (still in beta), provides that states must inform what content the government limits access to, what rules and regulations limit access to content and how those rules and laws can be changed and when government can deviate from them. The group is still looking for comments on the principles, so go have a look.