A Special Hosted Discussion on Internet Freedom With Marietje Schaake, Member of European Parliament
Friday, November 2, 2012
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee Meeting Space
1634 I Street NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
We regret the short notice for this event due to inclement weather in the Washington, D.C. Area.
Marietje Schaake (@MarietjeD66) is a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group. She serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, where she focuses on neighborhood policy, Turkey in particular; human rights, with a specific focus on freedom of expression, internet freedom, press freedom; and Iran. In the Committee on Culture, Media, Education, Youth and Sports she works on Europe's Digital Agenda and the role of culture and new media in the EU's external actions. In the Committee on International Trade she focuses on intellectual property rights, the free flow of information and the relation between trade and foreign affairs.
Marietje is a member of the delegation for relations with the United States and a substitute member on the delegations with Iran and the Western Balkan countries. She is also a founder of the European Parliament Intergroup on New Media and Technology. Marietje is a Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and vice-president of the supervisory board of Free Press Unlimited. Marietje is also a Governor of the European Internet Foundation (EIF), which is the European counterpart to the Internet Caucus Advisory Committee.
Before joining the European Parliament, she worked as an independent advisor to governments, diplomats, businesses and NGO's, on issues of transatlantic relations, diversity and pluralism, civil and human rights and integration.
This informal discussion with Marietje covered the role of government regulation in promoting a free and innovative Internet. A moderated Q&A followed. This event was open to all Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee members and friends, government staff and members of the press.
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