Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2016

Tue, 3 May - 14:00 to 15:45

Plenary 1

Marietje Schaake

Member of the European Parliament (Netherlands)

Marietje Schaake has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since 2009. She is the ALDE Coordinator of the International Trade committee (INTA), and the spokesperson for the ALDE Group on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In the subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) she speaks on human rights and coordinates the monthly human rights resolutions for ALDE. Her work has sought to include digital freedoms in EU foreign policy. Ms Schaake has pushed for completing Europe’s digital single market and copyright reform. She is strongly committed to an open internet in discussions about internet governance and digital (human) rights. In addition to her parliamentary work, Marietje Schaake is Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a Commissioner on the Global Commission on Internet Governance and a WEF Young Global Leader. She also serves as vice-president of the supervisory board of Free Press Unlimited.