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[Briefing] Internet governance in September 2016

27 September 2016 -

Geneva, local hubs, and online

Event description

It’s the final mile for the IANA transition process, as the historical ties between ICANN and the US government on the performance of the IANA functions are set to expire on 30 September. Net neutrality also attracted its fair share of attention following the release of BEREC’s guidelines. E-commerce and trade are under focus during the upcoming World Trade Organization Public Forum. How will these updates affect future developments, and what are digital policy updates took place in September? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 27th September, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policies developments.

[Update] The following resources are available:

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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.

The Internet governance in September 2016 briefing takes place on Tuesday, 27th September, at 11:00 UTC (13:00 CEST). Join us online, or in Geneva, or from any of the hubs; fill in the registration form to reserve your place.

Regional perspectives

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

  • The Jakarta hub will be organised by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
    • An overview and a video of regional updates and perspectives from Indonesia are available:
      YouTube player
  • The Rio hub will be hosted by the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law.
    • An overview and a video of regional updates and perspectives from Brazil are available:
      YouTube player
  • 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.
    • An overview and a video of regional updates and perspectives from Tunisia are available:
      YouTube player
  • 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.
    • A summary of September 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.

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