The Citizen Lab Summer Institute on Monitoring Internet Openness and Rights is a series of intensive research workshops hosted annually at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
This event is a key event for the information controls research community, bringing together experts from disparate disciplines broadly focused on studying technologies and policies that can threaten or promote freedom of speech online.
The workshop brings together diverse experts from disparately different disciplines that are focused on studying technologies and policies that can threaten or promote freedom of speech online. This includes diversity of region – ranging from Asia to Latin America – as well as diversity in profession, ranging from academics to legal, policy and civil society experts. This sharing of knowledge is crucial and has been impactful in the past. In addition, they will document the outcomes of the event in a final report.
Experts are present from a diversity of regions – ranging from Asia to Latin America – as well as a diverse range of professions, including academic, legal, policy, and civil society. The event is documented in a final report which in the past has been accompanied by extensive coverage in media outlets. The 2019 instance, which took place July 31 to August 2, also acted as a convening point for current OTF Information Controls Fellows.