For a long time, ideas of “digital sovereignty” and “sovereign Internet” have been heard in our and other regions, for many countries these ideas become a guide to action. If earlier we considered the Great Chinese firewall as an unfortunate exception, now this model has proved to be too attractive for governments in different parts of the world.
Points of discussion:
1. Splinternet is a term that describes the fragmentation of the global network at the technological, commercial, political, linguistic and cultural levels. Some of these processes are natural, but we would like to talk about how governments, responding to modern challenges and threats, seek to draw national borders on the Internet.
2. The spread of the practice of blocking and filtering content, “Sovereign Internet” in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus. Where will this trend lead us to, are the consequences recognized and are there alternatives to this path in relation to the Belarusian segment of the Internet?
We will try to look at these and other questions from different points of view.