Hello from Annie
(Annie Game – Executive Director) Here we are in Beirut bustling around and finalizing details for the IFEX GM and Strategy Conference. As you can see from the photo it is pretty clear sailing out our window; we are hoping it will be the same for everyone making their way here to join us. Our country hosts Maharat are busy helping with the finishing touches for the final reveal and like us very excited about next week. Being in Beirut together will be a unique opportunity for us to meet with colleagues from the region who will give us the insider view of what we are calling the Many Seasons of Arab Spring.
Following the e-G8 in France this week Netizens were heard voicing their concerns about the implications of what French President Sarkozy called the “civilizing “ of the internet. Just in time, on Wednesday June 1 the day is filled with seminars, workshops and meetings devoted to digital security, online advocacy and new internet laws which surely will have the room buzzing with ideas and opinions. That is our hope!