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INTERNET GOVERNANCE AND IGF16

18.12.2016
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By WOLFGANG KLEINWÄCHTER

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has matured. In December 2016, about 2,000 internet experts from governments, business, civil society, academic and technical communities met offline (and another 3,000 online) at the UN sponsored 11th IGF in Guadalajara, Mexico. More than 200 plenaries, workshops, talks, forums and meetings of coalitions discussed over one week nearly everything on today’s internet governance agenda: from the management of critical internet resources and the follow-up of the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) transition, to the relationship between internet governance and international trade agreements; and from cybersecurity to the digital economy, from the internet of things to artificial intelligence; and from human rights in the digital age to sustainable development and how to get the next billion people online. How did it get here – and what are the most important issues for 2017?

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The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is much more than a UN talking shop and has the potential to be a key political networking body, reckons WOLFGANG KLEINWÄCHTER, who reports from the 11th IGF in Guadalajara.

Intermedia Issue:
Vol 44, Issue 4
Issue Date:
December 2016
Theme:
Governance

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