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Monday, November 25 • 08:00 - Friday, November 29 •18:00
Internet Protection Society

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The Internet and its freedom is important. For tens of millions of people in Russia, freedom of communication is a fundamental value - even if not everyone understands this.

The interests of users are directly affected by an unprecedented attack on the Internet, which has unfolded the Russian authorities in the face of its administrative, technological and censorship bodies.

The Internet today is on the front line in the confrontation between common sense and a repressive state machine. So far, the repressive machine is winning. It only gets worse.

Violations of the rights of users so distort the habitual for all of us free network habitat environment that we soon risk at all to remain without the Internet - the one we need. The Internet Protection Society (Общество Защиты Интернета, ОЗИ) was created in order to stop the onslaught of power on the Internet by methods of political opposition and political protest. We have united to defend the freedom of the Internet and the rights of users in Russia.

Internet Protection Society is an organization that fights for the freedom of the Internet through political means. We aim to make freedom on the Internet the subject of general political debate. To convey the importance of these questions to a wide range of citizens, and for politicians to make them answer.

We advocate and promote the ideals and values ​​of a free and self-regulating Internet. We know that the Internet is designed to solve any of its problems on the principles of self-regulation and does not need the control of state bodies. We want to extend this knowledge to as many people as possible.

We conduct public campaigns, organize mass events and campaigns of political pressure. We are engaged in informing and educating citizens. We act peacefully and legally.

Internet Protection Society is an open organization for cooperation. We support, in word and deed, the projects of other activists and organizations that are aimed at achieving our goals.

We want to ensure that the majority of Russian citizens understand that their happiness and well-being depend on the degree of freedom of the Internet. That the development of the economy and civil society without a free Internet is impossible in the XXI century. That the existing problems can be solved only by self-regulation, and not by prohibitions and repressions.

Session Organizers
avatar for Mikhail Klimarev

Mikhail Klimarev

executive director, Internet Protection Society
I am the executive director of the Internet Protection Society, the author of the popular telegram channel ZaTelecom in Russia, a blogger and telecom analyst. I advocate limiting Internet regulation to various government agencies and corporations.
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Alexander Isavnin

Researcher, Internet Protection Society
Researcher at the Internet Protection Society Graduated mathematical department of Moscow State University. Have work experience at ISPs since 1998, on engineering and engineering management positions. Nowadays, work as Researchers at Internet Protection Society, studying State... Read More →

Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00 CET