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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
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

Podcast: Winner from 2020

Sofía Mancialla, founder of Sección Legal, the first Mexican digital marketplace for legal services, is the winner of the 2020 IIC Future Leaders’ Competition. Here she speaks with her mentor, Emanuele Vadilonga, Director of Regulatory Affairs Europe, BT Global Services, on why she entered the competition and how winning the competition has impacted her professional life and her personal development.

Listen to the podcast

Podcast: Previous Winners

In this podcast, previous winners of the IIC Future Leaders’ Competition, Tim Hogg from the UK and Angel Fu from Australia speak about how they prepared for the competition and their experiences on winning the competition.

Listen here
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