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, 4th March 2014 at 13.00 CET.
Are you interested in cybersecurity, digital content policy, broadband and Internet costs, multilingual Internet, surveillance, and privacy?
Do you want to follow global IG developments?
Are you lost in the sea of different initiatives: WSIS+10, IGF, ICANN, WTDC, NETmundial, GIPO, CSTD WGEC…!
Do you need to efficiently make sense of it all?
Geneva Briefings on Internet Governance decode, analyse, and summarise major global and regional IG processes 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 January’s developments and an insight into February’s expectations.
The second webinar will take place on Tuesday, 4th March 2014, at 12.00 GMT (13.00 CET).
Registrations are now closed.
We will reflect on February’s IG warm-up, including:
- The European Commission’s position on Internet governance (suggested background reading).
- The Brazil and EU initiative on the new submarine cable connection between the two continents.
- The ITU’s involvement with the NETmundial conference.
- Highlights from the Open Consultation and the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
- Developments with the ITU WSIS+10 process.
- Other relevant emerging threads, such as ‘The Day We Fight Back‘ initiative, challenges with the BitCoin regulation, and results of the 2nd meeting of ICANN’s HL Panel on GICGM.
- News from the GIP: the launch of two books on IG, a briefing for Geneva missions about a just-in-time course on IG, and a gathering of postgraduate students of College of Europe and local diplomatic community in Geneva to discuss IG.
We will look ahead to March:
- ICANN’s regular meeting in Singapore, 23-27 March.
- NETmundial preparations and the extended deadline for contributions.
- /1net developments towards NETmundial.
- Plans for the GIP: Session on human rights and cybersurveillance at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, the online course in IG for diplomats, and strengthening the GIP website with resources.
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