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26/09/2020
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National University of Singapore's Centre for Trusted Internet and Community organises first ever citizens’ dialogue on future of Internet

The event will be part of the largest global citizens’ dialogue ever held.

 Sept. 10.– The Centre for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be organising the Singapore leg of the first- ever “We, the Internet” Global Citizens’ Dialogue on Saturday, 10 October, to discuss the topic of “The Future of the Internet”. Led by Dr Natalie Pang, CTIC Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer from the Department of Communications and New Media at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, this event is part of the largest global citizens’ dialogue ever held.

Initiated by Missions Publiques – an independent company whose mission is to integrate citizens’ voices into decision-making – the “We, the Internet” Global Citizens’ Dialogue aims to give rise to a citizen’s voice on the development of the Internet through a process of citizen deliberation and participatory democracy on a global scale.

78 countries, such as India, Peru and Canada, have responded to join the event. The 10th of October will see 100 citizens from every country – whether they have Internet access or not – invited to the local legs of the Dialogue to learn, discuss and decide what will make the Internet a better tool for them in the years to come.

At a time when the Internet is becoming the backbone of our social interactions, the current pandemic reflects the urgency of this discussion. Most of the themes of the dialogue will therefore be addressed through the prism of COVID-19: digital identity, the digital public sphere, digital inclusiveness and artificial intelligence ...

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