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The International Institute of Communications enables the balanced, open dialogue that shapes the policy agenda for the telecoms, media and technology industries.


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The June issue of the monthly IIC newsletter is available to read here.

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With fake news - or rather, misinformation – running rife, there is an urgent need to establish trust and accountability in the media. The LSE’s ROS TAYLOR continues the discussion of this key issue.

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IIC UK Chapter 1 july 2019

Save the date for this upcoming Chapter event. More details here. Registration is now open. Download the form.



On 5 June 2019, the Court of Justice of the EU ("CJEU") published its ruling on the classification of SkypeOut in the EU following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Belgian Courts. Read the full blog written by Francesco Liberatore and Matthew Buckwell of Squire Patton Boggs.


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Now open for submissions, the 2019 Future Leaders' Competition is open to individuals under the age of 35, working in the TMT policy sector or related academia. The winner will travel to London for our 50th Annual Conference where they will present their winning entry. Learn more


Confirmed Speakers for Riga include:

Ann LaFrance

Ann LaFrance

Coordinating Partner, EMEA Communications Law; Co-Chair, Global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity; Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP; Vice President, International Institute of Communications

Barbara van Schewick (Prof)

Barbara van Schewick (Prof)

Professor of Law and Helen L. Crocker Faculty Scholar at Stanford Law School; Director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, USA

Cate Nymann

Cate Nymann

Senior Manager, Government Affairs, Cisco Systems

Emmanuel Gabla

Emmanuel Gabla

Membre du Collège, Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (ARCEP), France

Erzsébet Fitori

Erzsébet Fitori

Director General, FTTH Council Europe

Ian Scott

Ian Scott

Chairperson and CEO, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Jeremy Godfrey

Jeremy Godfrey

Chair, BEREC 2019; Commissioner, Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), Ireland

Reinald Krüger

Reinald Krüger

Group Public Policy Development Director, Vodafone Group

Roberto Viola (Dr)

Roberto Viola (Dr)

Director-General, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Tālis Linkaits

Tālis Linkaits

Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia

What TMT Professionals say about the IIC

  • Sang-Hyun Kang

    "Whether in the field of broadcasting, internet communications, or new media, I believe international cooperation will play a vital role in the future of our endeavors. I have no doubt the role of International Institute of Communications will become even more important in the days and years to come."

    Sang-Hyun Kang 
    Chairperson, Korea Communications Standards Commission

  • Dr Krisztina Rozgonyi

    "Having seen several professional endeavours during my career , attending your meetings, explained to me why the IIC is special and different from any other similar type of organization, a question which had puzzled me earlier watching it from a distance. It is how you bring senior key people together to discuss the pressing topics for the sector."

    Dr Krisztina Rozgonyi 
    Assistant Professor, Media Governance and Media Industries Research Lab, University of Vienna

  • Dr Ieva Martinkenaite

    "Meeting policy makers, regulators and other telcos and discussing pressing issues for our business and society is always enriching. This is what IICOM Telecommunication and Media Forums provide."

    Dr Ieva Martinkenaite 
    Vice President, Telenor Research

  • Ajit Pai

    "Reading about developments and challenges is entirely different to being able to meet personally."

    Ajit Pai
    Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Antonio Garcia Zaballos

    "It is the perfect way to get in touch with the different stakeholders of the industry and have an open dialogue about issues that in other circumstances everyone may not feel comfortable talking about."

    Antonio Garcia Zaballos
    Telecommunications Lead Specialist – Leader of the Broadband Programme, Institutions for Development (IFD), Capital Markets and Finance (CMF), IADB

  • Augusto Preta

    "Over the past twenty years the IIC has set milestones in the convergence of telecoms, media and technology which has been witnessed by international key players from industry, institutions and academia."

    Augusto Preta
    CEO, IT Media Consulting

  • Dr Alexandra Borchardt

    "I really enjoyed this panel. It was a pleasure to be surrounded by such a number of thoughtful and interesting participants and an inquisitive audience."

    Dr Alexandra Borchardt
    Director of Strategic Development, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

  • Eric Loeb

    "As always, IIC does a tremendous job facilitating substantive exchange, and really outstanding networking between industry and regulators.  I look forward to our ongoing participation at the events!"

    Eric Loeb
    Senior Vice President, International External and Regulatory Affairs, AT&T

  • Franceso Liberatore

    "The IIC is a truly unique association and enables an open, expert-based and non-partisan dialogue that shapes the policy agenda for the telecommunications, media and technology industries."

    Franceso Liberatore
    Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

  • Kyung-Sin Park

    "IIC provides a rare opportunity to hear candid self-assements of the regulators and exchange equally candid views of the industry and academics, which is exactly what we need in this age of changing alliances and political landscapes."

    Kyung-Sin Park
    Director, Public Policy, Professor, Korea University School of Law

  • Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai

    "Our partnership with the IIC has been hugely beneficial. There is no better platform than IIC’s TDMF to exchange insights and hear from industry leaders about how they tackled the various challenges facing the ICT sector."

    Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai
    President of Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar

  • Tan Kiat How

    "The IIC’s forums and conferences are excellent opportunities for regulators and industry players to network. The forums in particular provide a platform for candid exchange of views on common challenges and good practices among fellow practitioners."

    Mr Tan Kiat How
    CEO of the InfoComm Media Development Authority, Singapore


Members receive InterMedia, the IIC's quarterly journal. It reviews key developments in telecommunications and media policy, regulatory affairs, emergent ICT trends and, especially, the impact of the internet across the entire communications ecosystem.


Our Members come from boardrooms and senior strategic teams of regulators, telecoms operators, broadcasters, content providers, IT and network providers, lawyers and many more. Incumbents and new players alike benefit from the IIC’s diversity.


We hold at least five international events a year including the Annual Conference, the Telecommunications and Media Forum series and the International Regulators Forum, exclusively for regulators.

Latest InterMedia Articles

Members automatically receive InterMedia, the IIC's quarterly journal. It reviews key developments in telecommunications and media policy, regulatory affairs, emergent ICT trends and, especially, the impact of the internet across the entire ecosystem. InterMedia is a rich resource of articles, reports and interviews and the contents reflect the IIC's on-going discussion themes. Here are some open access articles available to read in full.

Solving the Information Crisis

Solving the Information Crisis

Regulatory Directions

Regulatory Directions

How Susceptible are Internet Users?

How Susceptible are Internet Users?

Get the Whole Picture

Get the Whole Picture

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