The 2013 edition of the Web Index will be launched at an event in Central London on 22 November. This year’s index has been expanded to cover over 80 countries, and now includes enhanced data on gender, surveillance and censorship and open data.
Speaking at the launch event will be Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web; Lily Cole, actor, social entrepreneur and founder of the social network, Impossible; Anne Jellema, Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web Foundation; Bright Simons, technology innovator, development activist and President of the mPedigree Network; and Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia and an internet entrepreneur. The discussion will be moderated by Rebecca MacKinnon, former CNN correspondent, author of ‘Consent of the Networked’ and co–founder of Global Voices Online. This event is kindly being hosted by Reed Smith (reedsmith.com), a leading global law firm known for its expertise across a broad range of sectors including media and technology.
A very limited number of places are available on application, and you can register your interest in attending by clicking here. We’ll select attendees at random and, if successful, we will let you know approximately one week before the event. The launch will take place from 10.30 to noon on 22nd November and the venue is in Central London. Please note that we can’t provide any support for travel and accommodation costs.
Members of the media who wish to attend should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a press pass.