On December 13, we are hosting a film screening and discussion on the past, present and future of the World Wide Web. The event, free and open to the public, will take place at Ruang Serbaguna of the Ministry of Communications & Informatics in Jakarta and is hosted in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications & Informatics, #SiberKreasi, ICT Watch and Indonesia Internet Governance Forum.
When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989, he imagined a universal space where anyone, anywhere could bring their ideas to life without paying a fee or asking for permission. He gave the web to the world for free – now it’s up to us all to make sure it remains “For Everyone”.
Earlier this year Sir Tim outlined three challenges that threaten the future of the open web. Indonesia faces a number of increasingly worrying trends, including the spread of false information online, cyber-bullying, and weak protection and control of personal data.
After a screening of ForEveryone.Net – a short documentary with Indonesian subtitles that tells the story of Sir Tim’s invention of the web and the challenges of keeping it open for everyone – we’ll have a discussion about how we can all work to preserve the web we want.
The Web Foundation President & CEO, Adrian Lovett, will take part in this discussion, along with fellow panelists, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, the Director General of the Ministry of Communications & Informatics, Shinto Nugroho, Head of Public Policy and Government Relations for Google Indonesia, and Eko Septiaji, the Head of Masyarakat Anti Fitnah Indonesia.
Reflecting on the future of the web prior to the event, Web Foundation President & CEO Adrian Lovett said:
“I am confident that activists, entrepreneurs, policymakers and internet users everywhere will find creative solutions to the challenges we face. It won’t be easy and there will be setbacks alongside surges. But we can build the web we want, a web worth having. Let’s work together to make it happen.”
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