On 10-12 July, ARTICLE 19 attended the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) meeting on competition in Geneva. The event brings together experts and delegations from competition authorities around the world to discuss various challenges related to competition policy and enforcement, with the aim to exchange experiences and best practices.
This year’s agenda included, among other things, discussions on competition issues in the digital economy. ARTICLE 19 has been recently active in the field. We are convinced that competition rules can help to secure freedom of expression in a number of digital markets, and in particular in social media ones.
Against this background, we have submitted a written contribution to the UNCTAD Secretariat in preparation for the IGE meeting, in order to contribute to the debate and share our suggestions and recommendations with attendants as well as with a broader public.