lighting, Diplomacy

[Briefing #3] Internet governance in March 2014

01 April 2014 -


Event description

The Geneva Briefing on Internet Governance takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. If you would like to get a regular ‘zoomed-out’ update of the major global IG and digital politics developments, join us online for the webinar briefing from Geneva within the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) project on Tuesday, 1 April 2014 at 13.00 CET.

You receive hundreds of pieces of information on digital politics.
We receive them, too.
We decode, contextualise, and analyse them.
Then we summarise them for you.

Join us once a month for a round-up of the main IG-related events and developments. Every month, we look back at what happened and look ahead to what’s to come.

Our previous webinar provided an overview of February’s developments and an insight into expectations for March.

The next webinar will take place on Tuesday, 1st April 2014, at 13.00 CET.

Registrations are now closed.

We will reflect on March’s IG developments:

  • The USA possibly relinquishing the control of the Internet. What does the NTIA Announcement of the Intent to Transition Key Internet Domain Name Functions mean?
  • India’s call for the establishment of a global agency to manage the Internet.
  • ICANN’s Panel on Global Internet Cooperation & Governance Mechanisms submitted a contribution to NETmundial, following its meeting in the USA.
  • The success of Brazil’s Marco Civil – Internet Civil Rights Law regarding Internet access and rights.
  • Updates from ICANN’s regular meeting in Singapore, 23–27 March.
  • Other relevant emerging threads, such as BitCoin dilemmas around the world.
  • News from the GIP: Panel on cyber surveillance ‘Yes We Scan’ at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, and the online course in IG for diplomats.

We will look ahead to April:

  • NETmundial meeting in São Paolo, 23–24 April.
  • /1net developments towards NETmundial.
  • ITU WTDC-14 in Dubai from 30 March to 10 April 2014.
  • The GIP: formal launch of the Platform on 8 April in Geneva, including an exhibition – Internet Landscape – that maps key Geneva and global IG institutions, and a presentation of the draft negotiation proposal for NETmundial based on the data-mining analysis of all the contributions received.

The webinar will be hosted by Vladimir Radunovic. Dr Jovan Kurbalija and Marilia Maciel will join as guest speakers.

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