The Campaign For Net Neutrality In The US

11. December 2012 um 18:00 – 19:00
newsroom of ZEIT ONLINE
Askanischer Platz 1
10963 Berlin

Markus Beckedahl and Ben Scott join ZEIT ONLINE and newthinking for a discussion in the Berlin Newsroom of ZEIT ONLINE. The main questions are: What are the differences between the debates in the USA and in Germany? What are the common goals of the international movement for network neutrality? Is a free and open internet still a ground for campaigning of he civil society?

Due to limited space, please register here! The 60-Minute discussion will be held in English.

About our guests:

Ben Scott was a key figure in the US campaign for net neutrality – – as policy director for the Free Press, the largest non-profit organization in the US dealing exclusively with media and communications policy. He then joined a small team of advisors to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and worked on the 21st Century Statecraft agenda with a focus on technology policy, social media and development. He is now Senior Advisor to the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC and a Visiting Fellow at the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung in Berlin.

Markus Beckedahl runs the blog since 2002. He is one of the founders of Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. ( and associated with newthinking, an agency for digital services in Berlin. He has been dealing with issues of internet governance for more than ten years.