Archive for March 19th, 2008

media and ethics, carnegie council, april 3

March 19, 2008
The Workshop for Ethics in Business luncheon will explore the codes of
online conduct that are emerging as new media gains more influence in
political and business affairs. Going beyond commonsense ethical codes
on the Internet, such as honesty, accuracy, and transparency, this
panel will examine the relationship between money, the media, and the
health of American democracy. What role does private money play in
influencing elections and how does this influence play out in the
blogosphere? How is the media performing as a watchdog for our
political system? What companies and media organizations are advancing
a more ethical internet society?
Steven C. Clemons, publisher of The Washington Note, will speak on
political blogging, blogging ethics, and money in politics. PBS
Ombudsman Michael Getler will discuss standards of editorial integrity
in old and new media. Rita J. King of Dancing Ink Productions will talk
about the evolving ethics of virtual worlds and their use in public
diplomacy. New York University Professor of Journalism Jay Rosen will
draw on his experience as a press critic and innovator of new media
This event is cosponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton’s strategy+business
magazine and the NYU Center for Global Affairs, and is part of the
Ethical Blogger Project.
Speakers: Steven C. Clemons, Michael Getler, Rita J. King, Jay Rosen
Global Policy Innovations
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478
(212) 838-4120
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Digital Dilemmas, NYU, March 25

March 19, 2008

The third ITS Colloquium of the spring 2008 semester will take place on
Tuesday, March 25 from 6:30-8:00pm in Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington
Square South, Room 214. This Colloquium is organized by Jonathan
Zittrain, an ILI Visiting Faculty Fellow and his assistant, Elizabeth
Stark, a student fellow of the ILI. The topic of this colloquium is,
Digital Dilemmas: A Multi-stakeholder Response to Internet Censorship
and Surveillance.

When national governments want to block particular Internet activities
or content or see what users are doing they typically turn to the
private companies that manage pieces of the Internet, including Internet
Service Providers, search engines, email services, blogging and news
portals, and even hardware providers.

As pressures to filter, censor, and monitor the Internet have mounted,
some internet and communications technology (ICT) companies, academics,
human rights activists, socially responsible investors, and civil
society participants have held a series of conversations about how to

This event will tap project participants to have as candid a
conversation as possible about the process in which they’ve engaged, and
the role that corporations should play in response to
government-mandated Internet censorship and surveillance, with
particular but not exclusive emphasis on authoritarian regimes.

Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation,
Oxford University and Visiting Professor of Law, NYU;

Leslie Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for
Democracy and Technology;

Dunstan Hope, Director, Advisory Services, Business for Social

Christine Bader, Advisor to the UN Special Representative of the
Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights;

Robert Mahoney, Deputy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists;

[Tentative] Chuck Cossan, Microsoft

[Tentative] Mike Posner, President, Human Rights First;

[Tentative] Bennett Freeman, Head of Social Research and Policy,

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