During the 5th edition of the Paris Peace Forum, a session chaired by the French Secretary of State for Europe, Laurence Boone, will mobilize in favor of the International Observatory on Information and Democracy, the equivalent for the information chaos of what the IPCC is for global warming.
On the occasion of the Paris Peace Forum on November 11, 2022, the Forum on Information and Democracy will host a mobilization session for the future “IPCC of the information space”. The co-chair of the prefiguration group of the Observatory on Information and Democracy, Angel Gurria, and the vice-chair of the Forum, Nighat Dad, will present the objectives and next steps for the creation of this body. The French Secretary of State for Europe, Laurence Boone, will chair the panel.
During this session, moderated by Christophe Deloire, chair of the Forum and secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), participants will express their support for the creation of the Observatory. Based on the report published at the second Summit for Information and Democracy in September 2022 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Forum on Information and Democracy will present the next steps for the creation of the Observatory.
In the context of Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, the work of the Forum on Information and Democracy enables the development of concrete proposals to avoid arbitrariness from the owners of platforms. The proposals formulated on Accountability regimes for social networks and their users should further the adoption of rights and duties for social network accounts. The drafting of these original recommendations was co-chaired by Kjersti Loken Stavrum, President of the Tinius Trust (Schibsted Group), and Damian Tambini, Associate Professor at the London School of Economics.
From the first commitment of Heads of State and Government in 2018 on the Declaration on Information and Democracy to the launch of the Observatory’s work in 2021, through the inauguration of the Forum on Information and Democracy in 2019 and the publication of its first report in 2020, the Paris Peace Forum has allowed the development of the Partnership for Information and Democracy, which has been signed to date by 50 States.