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[Briefing] Internet governance in May 2016

31 May 2016 -

Geneva, Switzerland; local hubs; and online

Event description

The recently-held WSIS Forum 2016 brought into focus the role of ICTs to help achieve the sustainable development goals, which dominated much of the digital policy discussions in May. Discussions on access and development-related issues were also visibly prominent this month. What other Internet governance updates took place in May? How will recent updates influence the developments in upcoming months? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 31st May, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments.

[Update] The IG Barometer for May, recording of the briefing:

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and presentation are now available.
[Update] Issue 11 of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter, featuring developments in May, is out. Download your copy.
[Update] Register for the June briefing, which will take place on Tuesday, 28th June, 11h UTC.

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Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a ‘zoomed-out’ update of the major global IG and digital policy developments. They are delivered live from Geneva (WMO Building, 2nd floor, 7 bis Avenue de la Paix), and broadcast online.

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Local hubs in Rio de Janeiro, Tunis and Jakarta will share regional perspectives.

The Rio hub will be hosted by the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law, at Praia de Botafogo, 190, 13th floor.
The Jakarta hub will be hosted at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Ruang Serbaguna, Gd. Utama Kemkominfo, Jl, Medan Merdeka Barat no.9, Jakarta Pusat 10110.
The Tunis hub organised by Hivos IG MENA, will be hosted by the Tunisian Internet Agency at the 404 Lab 13 Jugurtha Street, Mutuelle ville, Tunis.

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