If you weren’t able to join us, check out the video below!
Open and free communication has always been critical for any social movement and indeed, democracy itself. Net neutrality is an often misunderstood issue facing communication in the 21st century; it has come under fire from political and corporate interests and many advocates are fighting to ensure its survival.
Thank you to those who joined TriplePundit, Impact Hub Berkeley, and The David Brower Center on June 25th as we discussed net neutrality in the context of the sustainability movement. We examined why net neutrality is not only a catalyst for communications around sustainability but also a key driver in enforcing responsible behavior in business.
Jeremy Malcolm, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Jeremy Malcolm is Senior Global Policy Analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he works on the international dimensions of issues such as intellectual property, network neutrality, Internet governance, and trade. Prior to that he worked for Consumers International coordinating its global program Consumers in the Digital Age. Jeremy graduated with degrees in Law (with Honors) and Commerce in 1995 from Murdoch University, and completed his PhD thesis at the same University in 2008 on the topic of Internet governance. Jeremy’s background is as an information technology and intellectual property lawyer and IT consultant. He is admitted to the bars of the Supreme Court of Western Australia (1995), High Court of Australia (1996) and Appellate Division of New York (2009). He is a former co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus and currently a Steering Committee member of the OECD Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council.
Josh Nelson, CREDO
Josh Nelson is Communications Director and Campaign Manager at CREDO Action, where he leads media relations and runs campaigns to defend Net Neutrality, protect and expand Social Security and stop attacks on voting rights, among other issues. At CREDO he has also led hundreds of campaigns to shut down coal plants and speed the transition to renewable energy. Prior to joining CREDO in 2011, Josh managed online communications for Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection and Repower America, the National Wildlife Federation and The Hatcher Group, a strategic communications firm. In 2009 he published a report entitled New Media and Social Change, which used qualitative and quantitative surveys and interviews with dozens on non-profit organizations to identify the best practices for blogging, Facebook and Twitter for social change organizations. In 2010 he covered the United Nations Climate Change Conference as a credentialed reporter with Grist.org. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in political science and interactive media studies from Miami University, where he wrote his thesis on the role of the Internet in the American electoral process.