Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 12, 2012

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner will deliver opening keynote remarks on Tuesday, January 17 at 9:00 a.m. at the 8th annual State of the Net Conference. Two years after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton first addressed global Internet freedom as a core policy priority, Assistant Secretary Posner will reflect on the past year in discussing the challenges and responsibilities of the public and private sector to advance a free and open Internet.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 and can be followed on Twitter at @State_DRL and @SOTN with the hashtag #SOTN.

Media interested in attending the event should register at the following address:

For more on the U.S. government’s engagement on Internet freedom, visit

PRN: 2012/046