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SKF Director Ayman Mhanna joins the Contact Group for Internet Content and Jurisdiction Policy
November 6, 2019

On November 5, 2019, the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network announced the appointment of Ayman Mhanna, Executive Director of the Samir Kassir Foundation, as a member of the Contact Group on its Content and Jurisdiction Program. Over 140 senior-level members from 80 entities will work together in multi-stakeholder Contact Groups. They represent key global actors from governments, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, leading universities and international organizations. Together their role is to enhance policy coherence and develop solutions for legal interoperability through joint development of Norms, Criteria, Mechanisms. Members have been selected by the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network for their thought-leadership, expertise and experience to enable in-depth and ongoing interactions on the topics addressed.
The Contact Groups are tasked to build on the Operational Approaches Documents that were developed by each of the three Programs’ Contact Groups in 2018/19, and to find concrete ways to implement the Berlin Roadmap, which came out of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network that gathered over 300 senior-level key stakeholders from more than 50 countries.
The Contact Groups will be active for the period of October 2019 to June 2020, and address the following transnational issues: 
The Programs will be coordinated under the leadership of three newly appointed Directors of the I&J Secretariat: Han Soal Park (Director, Data & Jurisdiction Program), Frane Maroevic (Director, Content & Jurisdiction Program) and Elizabeth Behsidi (Director, Domains & Jurisdiction Program).