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Timo Harakka

Timo Harakka

Minister of Transport and Communications, Government of Finland

  • Minister of Transport and Communications
  • Master of Arts (Theatre and Drama)
  • Member of Parliament since 2015, Social Democratic Party
  • Finnish Broadcasting Company, Journalist, Producer 1997–2014
  • Journalist, Columnist, several papers 1981–2014
  • Columnist, journalist, author of six books


Opening Plenary: Open and Accessible Internet for All

The Opening Plenary of the Freedom Online Conference will focus on the current challenges and opportunities for achieving open and accessible internet for all. The Plenary will discuss the progress toward global connectivity, overcoming existing digital divides and growing digital authoritarianism, and the steps toward achieving open and accessible internet and human rights for all.