Critical issues presentations/Finding a good balance between protecting net neutrality and bringing free knowledge to the people

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Submission no. 172
Title of the submission

Finding a good balance between protecting net neutrality and bringing free knowledge to the people

Author of the submission
  • Sebastian Wallroth
  • Jens Best
Country of origin

Germany; Germany

Topics

Outreach, Projects

Keywords
  • Wikipedia Zero
  • Free Knowledge
  • Net neutrality
  • zero-rated services
Abstract

Wikipedia Zero is a chance to bring free information and knowledge to more people, especially in the Global South. Wikipedia Zero is also criticized to hurt net neutrality. After same Global South countries made laws to protect net neutrality and in countries like India the protest against violation of net neutrality through zero-rated services increased - this panel will show ways how Wikimedia can find a good balance between being part of the open web movement protecting net neutrality and continuing its mission to bring free knowledge to many people around the world.

The Talk will be 3x6 Minutes.

Introduction (incl. short explanation what is net neutrality and Wikipedia Zero)

Summing up the current state of the development

Showing possible ways for future development

The talk will also incl. one or two short recorded video-statements to the subject from NGOs of the Global South. (max. 1 min)

Result

Accepted

Interested attendees and comments

Interested attendees:

  1. Panyd (talk) 12:30, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. --MB-one (talk) 17:22, 15 June 2016 (UTC)