IGF 2022 received Town Hall proposals

Below is the list of Town Hall proposals, received in response to the IGF 2022 call for sessions. These proposals were cleared against the basic entry criteria of the IGF and are currently under detailed evaluation for possible inclusion in the IGF 2022 programme. It is expected that the final list of all accepted sessions will be announced shortly after the 2nd IGF 2022 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting, 6-8 July.

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Tech Against Terrorism
Isabelle Arnson, Tech Against Terrorism, Western Europe

IGF 2022 Town Hall #5 Global regulation to counter terrorist use of the internet
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Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation (AODIRF)
Co-organisers / Facilitators:
1. Wisdom Donkor, Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation (AODIRF), Republic of Ghana (Africa Region)
2. Dr. Lee W. McKnight, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, USA (North America)
3. Dr. Danielle T. Smith, College of Arts & Science, Syracuse University, USA. (North America)
4. Catherine R. Kimambo, African Child Projects, Republic of Tanzania (Africa Region)

IGF 2022 Town Hall #33 Understanding digital policy demands of rural and urban poor
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Communication Authority of Kenya
Kenya Buerue of Standards.
Information and Communication Technology Authority of Kenya
GIZ

IGF 2022 Town Hall #36 Accessibility Standards a catalyst to Inclusivity
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iRights.Lab/ Laboratório de Políticas Públicas e Internet - LAPIN
José Renato Laranjeira de Pereira, iRights.Lab, Think Tank, Europe
Cynthia Picolo, Laboratório de Políticas Públicas e Internet - LAPIN, Civil Society, Latin America

IGF 2022 Town Hall #37 Beyond the opacity excuse: AI transparency and communities
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Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
1. Albert Dawid Lewandowski, Vanir.one
2. Magda Kubucka, Łodz Special Eonomic Zone, Startup Spark
3. Przemysław Nowakowski, Autobahn Army
4. Brygida Dzidek, CEO and Lead Designer – Haptology
5. Jacek Bukowicki (mod), Polish Agency for Enterprise Development

IGF 2022 Town Hall #39 Enter the metaverse - remaining human in the new virtuality
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EuroDIG
EuroDIG 2022 Focal Points and OrgTeam Members from WEOG and EEG

IGF 2022 Town Hall #43 Internet in troubled times
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Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
Sophie Tomlinson, Martin Hullin, Ajith Francis, Natalia Loungou, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

IGF 2022 Town Hall #45 Town Hall: Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
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AFRICAN CHILD PROJECTS
Catherine R Kimambo African Child Projects (Region D)
Prof Josef Noll, Basic Internet Foundation (Region C)
Jane Coffin, Connect humanity (Region B)
Janet Chapman, Tanzania Development Trust (Region B)
Judith Kiwale , UNICEF TANZANIA (Region D)
Gabriel Karsan, Emerging Youth Initiative. (Region D)
Wisdom Kwasi, Ghana Open Data Initiative. (Region D)
Mike Nxele, ITU Digital Transformation Centers (Region B)
Sudhir Dixit, IEEE (Region E)

IGF 2022 Town Hall #47 Let's talk connectivity
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Electronic Frontier Foundation
Corynne McSherry, Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation, USA
Agustina Campos, Director, Centre for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE), Argentina
Jillian York, Director for Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation, USA/EU

IGF 2022 Town Hall #52 Infrastructure-Level Content Interventions and Human Rights
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EngageMedia
Egbert Wits, Networks, Development and Research Manager, EngageMedia
Thompson Chengeta, Researcher, Advancing Data Justice Research and Practice Project
Pradipa P. Rasidi, Digital Rights Program Officer Indonesia, EngageMedia
Vino Lucero, Project and Communications Manager, EngageMedia
Katerina Francisco, Editorial Coordinator, EngageMedia
Khairil Zhafri – Digital Rights & Technology Manager

IGF 2022 Town Hall #53 Social Justice during Rapid Datafication
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Software Freedom Law Center, India (SFLC.in)
Mishi Choudhary, Founder, SFLC.in, Civil Society, India
Radhika Jhalani, Internet Shutdowns Lead, SFLC.in
Hija Kamran, Researcher, Pakistan

IGF 2022 Town Hall #54 Help! The Kill switch is taking away my limited agency
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BI Norwegian Business School
Christian Perrone, Head Law and GovTech, ITS Rio, CSO, South America
Janaina Costa, Senior Researcher Law and GovTech, ITS Rio, CSO, South America
Christoph Lutz, Researcher, Nordic Center for Internet and Society, BI Norwegian Business School, Academia, Europe

IGF 2022 Town Hall #55 Inclusive AI regulation: perspectives from four continents
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Federal Foreign Ministry of Germany as Chair of Freedom Online Coalition´s Task Force on Artificial Intelligence
- OSCE RFoM, Intergovernmental Organization
- ICNL, WEOG
- Ghana (National Cyber Security Authority), African Group

IGF 2022 Town Hall #60 Regulating Algorithms: what if – if not - and if so, how?
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Pollicy
Moderator: Sandra Pepera National Democracy Institute (NDI)
Panelist: Nanjira Sambuli Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Panelist: Neema Iyer Pollicy
Panelist: Onica Makwakwa Alliance for Affordable Internet
Panelist: High level representative from an African Government
Rapporteurs: Kat Townsend, Web Foundation, iNGO and Irene Mwendwa Pollicy

IGF 2022 Town Hall #63 Enabling a Safe Internet for Women and Girls.
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Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Sinit Zeru, Tony Blair Institute, Technical Society, Africa
Melanie Garson, Tony Blair Institute, Technical Society, Western European and Others
Daouda Lo, Tony Blair Institute, Technical Society, Africa
Rosanna Fanni, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Technical Society, Western European and Others

IGF 2022 Town Hall #67 Growing a New Cadre of Tech Diplomats
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Instituto Vero
Beatrice Bonami, Head of Science and Innovation at Instituto Vero, Latin America and Caribbean
Victor Durigan, Head of Institutional Relations at Instituto Vero, Latin America and Caribbean
Caio Machado, Director Executive at Instituto Vero, Latin America and Caribbean
Victor Vicente, Head of Content at Instituto Vero, Latin America and Caribbean
Isabela Ines Benardino, Junior Researcher at Instituto Vero, Latin America and Caribbean
Rodger Richer, Full Researcher at Instituto Vero, Latin America and Caribbean
Laura Pereira, Full Researcher at Instituto Vero, Latin America and Caribbean

IGF 2022 Town Hall #69 The Amazon is online, and it is not the Prime
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Tony Blair Institute
Nate Persily, Stanford Cyber Policy Center, Academia, Western European and Others
Sinit Zeru, Tony Blair Institute, Technical Society, Africa
Sam Sharps, Tony Blair Institute, Technical Society, Western European and Others
Matt Nguyen, Tony Blair Institute, Technical Society, Asia-Pacific
Rhea Subramanya, Tony Blair Institute, Technical Society, Western European and Others

IGF 2022 Town Hall #73 Platform regulation in the West versus the Rest
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Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Sinit Zeru, TBI, Technical Society, Africa
Natalia Ospina, TBI, Technical Society, WEOG
Melanie Garson, TBI, Technical Society, WEOG
Judith Mwaya, TBI, Technical Society, Africa
TBC, UNECA, International Organisation, Africa

IGF 2022 Town Hall #74 Dare to Share: A New Mindset for Safe Data Sharing for Growt
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ECP | Platform for the Information Society
Marjolijn Bonthuis, ECP | Platform for the Information Society, Civil Society, WEOG.
Alex de Joode, AMS-IX, WEOG.
Stephanie Teeuwen, ECP | Platform for the Information Society, Civil Society, WEOG.

IGF 2022 Town Hall #76 What are arguments in favor & against restricting encryption
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ECP | Platform for the Information Society
Marjolijn Bonthuis, ECP | Platform for the Information Society, civil society, WEOG
Roelof Meijer, SIDN, technical community, WEOG
Stephanie Teeuwen, ECP | Platform for the Information Society, civil society, WEOG

IGF 2022 Town Hall #80 Internet sanctions: infringement to multi-stakeholder model
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Digital Grassroots
Esther Mwema, Digital Grassroots, Civil Society, Africa
Hanna Pishchyk, Digital Grassroots, Civil Society, Europe
Rachad Sanoussi, Digital Grassroots, Technical, Africa
Uffa Modey, Digital Grassroots, Technical, Africa

IGF 2022 Town Hall #81 Digital Rights Learning Exchange
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World Intellectual Foundation
Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta, Executive Chairman- World Intellectual Foundation - India ,Civil Society
Gunjan Sinha, MetricSteam, USA , Private Sector
Asish Thakur, Glocal Inc, Nepal - Civil Society
Rahatul Jannah, Student, India

IGF 2022 Town Hall #82 Sustainable Automation as SDG-18?
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ARTICLE 19
Maria Luisa Stasi, Head of Law and Policy for digital markets, ARTICLE 19, Civil Society, Western European and Other Group
Martha Tudon, Digital Rights Coordinator, ARTICLE 19 Mexico, Civil Society, Latin America and Caribbean Group
Kathleen Boyle, Law & Policy Programme Assistant, ARTICLE 19, Civil Society, Western European and Other Group

IGF 2022 Town Hall #83 Public interest algorithms for content recommendations
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Institute for Technology and Society of Rio (ITS Rio)
Institute for Technology and Society of Rio (ITS Rio), Civil Society, LATAM

Centro de Estudios en Tecnología y Sociedad (CETyS), Civil Society, LATAM

Eon Resilience Lab, Civil Society, LATAM

IGF 2022 Town Hall #90 'The New (Meta)Governors': Are there Internet governance-rel
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EDMO
Paula Gori - EDMO - European Digital Media Observatory - IGO
Francesco Sciacchitano - ERGA - European Audiovisual Regulatory group - Governments
moderation: Eurovisioni - Civil society
NB: EDMO is the European Commission created body to monitor and fight misinformation and hate speech on line. It's funded by EU money and is based in Florence, Italy, at the European University Institute.

IGF 2022 Town Hall #91 The war in Ukraine and the disinformation war
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International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
ANTHONY WONG, IFIP President, Moderator and Panel Member
2 additional Panel Members from IFIP Community and Partners
Rapporteur to be advised

IGF 2022 Town Hall #92 Ethics and Regulation of Emerging Technologies & AI
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Internet Rights and Principles Coalition - UN IGF
Jacob Odame-Baiden, EGIGFA, Civil Society
Minda Moreira, IRPC, Civil society
Dr. Dennis Redeker, University of Bremen, Academic
Marianne Franklin, Academic
June Parris, Civil Society

IGF 2022 Town Hall #96 Safeguarding human rights with a free and open internet
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ICANN
Pierre Dandjinou, Vera Major, Rebeca McGilley

IGF 2022 Town Hall #98 Launch of the Coalition for Digital Africa
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Nym
Andres Araus (UNAM, Mexico) Latin American and Caribbean Group
Harry Halpin (Nym Technologies, Switzerland), Private Sector, Western European and Others
Amelia Andersdotter (Sky, UK) Private Sector, Western European and Others

IGF 2022 Town Hall #99 The Data of Money: Blockchains and/or Surveillance?
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ARTICLE 19 Brazil and South America
Marilia Gagliardi, ARTICLE 19 Brazil and South America, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC);
Paulo José Lara, ARTICLE 19 Brazil and South America, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC);
Rafaela de Alcantara, ARTICLE 19 Brazil and South America, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC).

IGF 2022 Town Hall #100 Who is being left behind by Internet governance?
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Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet
1. Cynthia Picolo, Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
2. Gabriela Buarque, Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
3. Alexandra Krastins, Brazilian Personal Data Protection Authority, Government, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

IGF 2022 Town Hall #104 Designing an AI ethical framework in the Global South
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AEIOTU//Centro de Internet y Sociedad ISUR
I have contacted the selected speakers. They have expressed interest and intent to participate.

IGF 2022 Town Hall #106 Digital literacy and its importance for Early Childhood