Content & Jurisdiction Contact Group Members (2018)

Published on
August 30, 2018

A multistakeholder Content & Jurisdiction Contact Group has been established to implement the Content & Jurisdiction Work Plan of the Ottawa Roadmap that was adopted by stakeholders at the 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network on February 24-26, 2018, in Ottawa, Canada. The Conference gathered over 200 senior level stakeholders from more than 40 countries, was organized in partnership with the Government of Canada, and institutionally supported by the OECD, the European Commission, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and ICANN.


The Contact Group is tasked to develop proposals for policy standards and operational solutions based on the Work Plan adopted in Ottawa for the Content & Jurisdiction Program of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. They are comprised of key actors from all five continents from governments, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, leading universities and international organizations. With the full support of the I&J Secretariat, their work will make a significant contribution to enhancing legal interoperability and reducing jurisdictional tensions in cyberspace.


Wolfgang Schulz
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society


Chinmayi Arun 
Assistant Professor of Law and Executive Director
National Law University Delhi, Centre for Communication Governance


Susan Benesch 
Project Director 
Dangerous Speech Project


Guy Berger
Director, Freedom of Expression and Media Development 


Ellen Blackler
Vice President, Global Public Policy  
The Walt Disney Company


Agnes Callamard 
Columbia University, Global Freedom of Expression Project


Maria Paz Canales 
Executive Director 
Derechos Digitales


Mark Carvell 
Head of International Online Policy 
United Kingdom, Department for Culture Media and Sport

Alexander Corbeil 
Senior Research Analyst
Canada, Department of Public Safety


Jacques de Werra 
Professor and Vice Rector 
University of Geneva


Agustina Del Campo 
University of Palermo, Centre for Studies on Freedom of Expression (CELE)


Harlem Desir 
Representative on Freedom of the Media 


Elena Dodonova 
Administrator, Media and Internet Division 
Council of Europe


Anriette Esterhuysen 
Senior Advisor on Internet Governance 
Association for Progressive Communications


Miriam Estrin 
Public Policy Manager 


Raquel Gatto 
Regional Policy Advisor 
Internet Society (ISOC)


Daniel Holznagel 
Legal Officer 
Germany, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection

Raman Jit Singh Chima 
Asia Policy Director and Senior International Counsel
Access Now


David Kaye 
Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression 
United Nations


Edison Lanza 
Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression 
Organization of American States (OAS)


Emma Llanso 
Director, Free Expression Project 
Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)


Rebecca MacKinnon 
Director, Ranking Digital Rights 
New America Foundation


Katherine Maher 
Executive Director 
Wikimedia Foundation


Giacomo Mazzone 
Head of Institutional Relations and Members Relations 
European Broadcasting Union (EBU)


Corynne McSherry 
Legal Director 
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)


Paul Nemitz 
Principal Advisor 
European Commission, DG JUST


Juan Ortiz-Freuler 
Policy Fellow 
World Wide Web Foundation


Elena Perotti 
Executive Director, Public Affairs and Media Policy 


Nick Pickles 
Senior Strategist, Public Policy 


Jason Pielemeier 
Policy Director 
Global Network Initiative (GNI)


Thomas Schneider 
Switzerland, Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)


Bernard Shen 
Assistant General Counsel 

Carlos Affonso Souza 
Institute for Technology and Society (ITS Rio)

Christoph Steck 
Director, Public Policy and Internet 


Peter Stern 
Policy Manager, Stakeholder Engagement