Paul Fehlinger

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Paul Fehlinger is the Manager and co-founder of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project[1], a global multi-stakeholder dialogue process.

Internet & Jurisdiction Project

The Internet & Jurisdiction Project was launched in 2012 to address the tension between the cross-border nature of of the Internet and the patchwork of national jurisdictions. To enable the digital coexistence of different norms in shared cross-border online spaces, it facilitates a neutral multi-stakeholder dialogue process, which brings together governments, civil society groups, major Internet platforms, technical operators and international organizations. To preserve the global character of the Internet, it enables the collective development of innovative cooperation mechanisms that are as transnational as the network itself.

Global Internet Governance

Paul was a speaker at venues including the UN Internet Governance Forum, EuroDIG, OECD and the Council of Europe. He was appointed to the Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance chaired by Carl Bildt and to the Working Group on the Rule of Law of the Freedom Online Coalition. Paul is also a participant in the Committee of experts on cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom at the Council of Europe.

His comments on the future of Internet Governance appeared were featured in the Swiss Neue Züricher Zeitung, the German Die Zeit, Internet Policy Review and Deutschlandfunk, among others.

Prior to co-founding the Internet & Jurisdiction Project, Paul wanted to become a journalist and worked at a public political television station (PHOENIX ARD/ZDF) in Berlin and Radio France Internationale in Paris.


Paul specialized in Internet politics and new modes of global governance at Sciences Po Paris (Master in International Relations) and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. He was a scholar of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung). Paul also holds a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University and a degree in French Studies from the Sorbonne. [1]


Paul speaks English, French and German.[1]


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