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Who are we?

The International Institute of Communications is an independent, global organisation that brings together senior policy makers from across the emerging digital ecosystem to explore and discuss the opportunities and challenges that the new environments bring.

Indeed, across the industry we work in, the rapid pace of technological change and the concurrent emergence of new user behaviours mean that policy makers face ever-evolving challenges to permit innovation, offer protection to all stakeholders (users and industry alike) and respond to political and governmental needs.

The strength and value of the IIC is to offer the opportunity to learn and share information, in an atmosphere of collaboration. This is through access, among other factors, to the IIC’s journal: Intermedia, the website, social media presence, global and regional events – all contributing to a matrix of information-sharing, relationships and influence.

What is this initiative?

The Future Leaders’ Competition, now in its fourth year, and supported by the Members of the IIC, encourages and promotes original thought in the areas of communications and policy.

What do you need to do?

This year entrants are asked to produce a digital report of 3000-4000 words on the following topic:

What principles should guide policy-makers in designing local and international approaches for internet intermediaries in the evolving communications environment?
Internet intermediaries such as digital platforms have been entitled, under national and regional laws, to protection from liability for content posted by others. This level of protection is being challenged – and defended – around the world as governments consider intersecting policy objectives such as freedom of speech and protection from harms. What principles should guide policy-makers in designing local and international approaches for the evolving communications environment?


Derek Wilding (Dr)

Derek Wilding (Dr)

Co-Director, Centre for Media Transition, University of Technology, Sydney; President, IIC Australia Chapter
Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Principal, Millwood Hargrave Ltd
Joan Barata Mir (Dr)

Joan Barata Mir (Dr)

Founder and Senior Consultant - Commvisions; Fellow, Centre for Internet and Human Rights (European University Viadrina, Germany)
Simon Milner

Simon Milner

Vice President, Public Policy, APAC, Facebook
Celene Craig

Celene Craig

Deputy Chief Executive, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Fiona Taylor

Fiona Taylor

Head of International Public Policy, Verizon
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