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Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism

Tue, 16 Jun - 15:45 to 17:30

Freedom of expression in countering online radicalization

Larry Kilman

World Association of Newspapers

As Secretary General of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Larry Kilman has a privileged position from which to witness the evolving newspaper business. The organisation represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries.

Mr Kilman is responsible for overseeing the not-for-profit advocacy branch of WAN-IFRA, including press freedom, media development, news literacy, public affairs, world press trends, innovation and future technologies as well as the activities of the World Editors Forum.

He is a member of the Advisory Council of the US-based Media Institute's Global Free Speech and the Internet Program, a Board Member of the News Media Coalition and a Member of the FIFA Media Committee.

He joined WAN-IFRA in 1998 as Director of Communications and worked previously as a journalist for more than 20 years in Asia, Europe and the United States, primarily with The Associated Press, Radio Free Europe and Agence France-Presse.