10th Anniversary is celebrated the 10th anniversary since its founding workshop in 2004 with an event in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday 10 December 2014. The event was organised on 10 December, international Human Rights Day deliberately with the topic "Access to Information as a Human Right: The Ethics of Regulation and Freedom" [Youtube video - 55`28]. is committed to the principle of open access, to the sharing of knowledge and information for the benefit of all.

[From Globethics Founder & Director] [10th Anniversary in details] [News] [Multimedia]
[Congratulory Messages] [Publications] [Social Media] 10th Anniversary, Founding Workshop 2004, Geneva, Switzerland 10th Anniversary Brochure:
A Journey of People with Values [PDF - 16 pages - 1.62 Mb]

Message from Prof. Dr Christoph Stückelberger, Founder and Executive Director

Thankfulness is the word that I would use to sum up the first ten years of Confidence is the word that comes to mind when I look at the next ten years.

I am deeply thankful because it is a great privilege to meet and have exchanges with thousands of committed, qualified, values-driven people and institutions from around the world. I feel deeply that this global community of individuals and organisations make a difference, that they work for transformation and that they strive towards justice, peace, freedom, sustainability and human dignity. Global ethics is not only a concept, it is a daily reality that I experience in I do not hide the difficult times that we had as a start up with many sleepless nights worrying how to pay salaries with the little funds we had or the challenges in developing the innovative product of the global online libraries. I have experienced all the fears and hopes of a social entrepreneur.

My confidence in the future is based on the trust that the Board, the staff in the Head Office, the Regional Programmes, the participants and countless users of the website, the 200 partner institutions and long term donors are committed to the mission and potential of Globethics. net. My confidence is also based in my faith that God energizes, guides and supports our imperfect efforts and that you, the participants in our network, are nourished and carried by your different faith or non-faith-based convictions and motivations. Let us continue to promote values-driven leadership, to stand up for justice and freedom, to care for creation and to embrace each other for peace.

Prof. Dr Christoph Stückelberger, Founder and Executive Director

The 10th Anniversary in details

10th Anniversary Programme of the day [PDF - 1 page - 32 Kb]
10th Anniversary brochure: a journey with people with values [PDF - 16 pages - 1.62 Mb]

10th Anniversary News

[15.12.14] Ethics network that seeks free and open communications turns 10, Peter Kenny, Ecumenical News
[10.12.14] Access to Information as a Human Right focus of 10th anniversary celebration;
[10.12.14] 10th Anniversary Press Release
[10.12.14] 10th Anniversary: Information as a human right: debating the path to improved access
[10.12.14] 10th Anniversary: Tributes flow as turns 10 

10th Anniversary Multimedia materials

Video: "The 10 genes of" - Prof. Dr Christoph Stückelberger [Youtube - 17'09]
Video: "Why I am engaged for" - Dr Martin Robra [Youtube - 05'12]
Video: "Why I am engaged with" - Mr. Linsi & Mrs. Astfalck [Youtube - 05'13]
Video: "Why I am engaged with" - Mrs. Lucy Howe-López [Youtube - 04'01]
Video: Panel discussion: "Information as a human right - debating the path to improved access" [Youtube - 55'28]
Video: more videos avaible on the Globethics YouTube Channel
Images: 10th Anniversary on Flickr

Photos from of the 10th Anniversary celebration
from Flickr

10th Anniversary congratulory messages

10th Anniversary Worldwide messages [PDF - 8 pages - 712 Kb]
Video message from South America [Youtube - Spanish - 1'13'']
Video message from Indonesia [Youtube - English - 2'46''] Publications on access to information

More or Less Equal.
How Digital Platforms Can Help Advance Communication Rights (2014)

Editors: Philip Lee / Dafne Sabanes Plou Global Serie 9
ISBN 978-2-88931-008-1




Editors: Amélie Vallotton Preisig / Hermann Rösch / Christoph Stückelberger Global Serie 11
ISBN 978-288931-023-4- 




Ethics in the Information Society: the Nine 'P's.
A Discussion Paper for the WSIS+10 Process
2013-2015 (2013) Text Serie 14
ISBN: 978-2-940428-34-2 10th Anniversary on Social Media: 

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