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[Briefing] Internet governance in October 2016

25 October 2016 -

Geneva, local hubs and online

Event description

New bilateral agreements on cybersecurity, Internet-related outages across the world, and heightened discussions on the challenges surrounding Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things were among the main developments this month. Other developments included a European Court of Justice ruling on Dynamic IPs and Facebook’s intention of launching Free Basics in the USA. What other Internet governance updates took place, and how will they shape future developments? What can we expect? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 25th October, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policies developments.

[Update] The following resources are available: the briefing recording, including perspectives from local hubs:

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regional updates and perspectives from hubs; the IG Barometer for October (as at 25 October); and Issue 15 of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter.
[Update] Join us again for the next briefing, on 29 November. Registrations are now open.

[Update] Read the digest blog on October briefing.


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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 policies developments. They are delivered live from Geneva (WMO Building, 2nd floor, 7 bis Avenue de la Paix), and broadcast online.

The Internet governance in October 2016 briefing takes place on Tuesday, 25th October, at 11:00 UTC (13:00 CEST). Register to join us online, or in Geneva, or scroll down to join any of the hubs.


Regional perspectives

Local hubs in Indonesia, Brazil, Tunis and South Eastern Europe will share their regional perspectives:

  • The South Eastern European hub is organised in collaboration with the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG), and will be hosted at Diplo Centar, Branicevska 12a/12, Belgrade, Serbia. Registrations closed.
    • A summary of October developments and activities related to Internet governance and digital policy in South Eastern Europe is available, and will be presented during the hub’s meeting. 
  • Rio de Janeiro hub will be hosted by Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and will take place at ‘Praia de Botafogo, 190, 13 andar. Local time: 10am-11am (BRT).  Registrations closed.
    • A video of regional updates and perspectives from Brazil is now available:
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  • 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.
    • A video of regional updates and perspectives from Tunisia is available:
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    • The iGmena hangout on the topic of iG Summit: Key outcomes and thinking of the future! 

The monthly Internet governance briefings are organised by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), a Swiss initiative run by DiploFoundation. Learn more about our monthly briefings and local hubs. To keep up-to-date with GIP events, subscribe to our mailing list. More information at