Q2/2020 - Freedom Online Coalition (FOC)
During a virtual panel discussion, the FOC discussed a statement on “Covid-19 and Internet Freedom”. The statement draws attention to the risk of the pandemic to lead to restrictions of freedom on the Internet. The discussion was moderated by Andrew Puddephatt and attended by Mikko Kinnunen from the Finnish Foreign Ministry, Robert Destro from the US State Department, Shelley Whiting from the Canadian Human Rights Office and Lisa Vermeer from the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law. Finland will take over the presidency of the Freedom Online Coalition in 2021. Denmark joined the FOC as the 32nd member in June 2020.