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The monthly Geneva Internet Platform briefings provide a 'zoomed-out' update of the major global digital policies and Internet governance developments. The briefings are held every last Tuesday of the month (at 12:00 UTC from November to February, and at 11:00 UTC from March to October). The GIP briefings are organised by the Geneva Internet Platform (operated by DiploFoundation) as part of the GIP Digital Watch initiative.

Typical schedule

12.00 – 12.20 Global perspective: main digital policy developments
12.20 – 12.40 Regional perspectives: round-up from GIP hubs worldwide
12.40 – 13.00 Local developments: discussion at the local hubs on national and other local digital initiatives
 

Online participation

Join the monthly briefings online. Our next briefing will take place on Tuesday, 29th March; read more and register. You will receive the webinar link by e-mail. Scroll down for digests and recordings of previous briefings.
 

GIP hubs

You can follow the monthly briefings by joining one of the GIP hubs worldwide. If the closest hub is too far for you, we encourage you to establish a GIP hub in your local community to enable you to follow the global digital developments and to have sustainable discussions with others from your local community. The GIP can provide organisational and promotional support. If you are interested in establishing a local hub, please let us know.

IG Barometer

The monthly IG Barometer tracks specific IG issues in the public policy debate, and reveals focal trends by comparing the issues every month. The IG Barometer for a particular month is published right before each briefing. View the barometer for February 2016.
 

GIP briefings archive

Follow the links to read the digest or view a recording:

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Thematic IG webinars

In 2013-2014, DiploFoundation's thematic webinars covered the most pressing issues and latest developments in Internet governance. Every months, special guests would present an overview of the topic or issue, followed by a discussion with webinar participants.

The thematic webinars have been superceded by the GIP briefings. Nonetheless, the archive of thematic webinars is available below.

IG webinars in 2014

November: Outcomes of the ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference, with IG expert Samantha Dickinson, who followed closely the developments and negotiations on the ground in Busan. The webinar recording and digest are available here.

October: 'What sort of data and numbers are we talking about?' is the theme of the webinar on 28 October. The theme is the third of the preparatory events for the Geneva Internet Conference, a process which is tackling relevant themes with the input of communities around the globe. The previous two preparatory events discussed how to overcome policy silos, and the avenues for addressing IG issues. The webinar recording and digest are available here.

September: Data protection and the right to be forgotten, with Nevena Ruzic from the Council of Europe. The recent Costeja judgment has driven hundreds of users to file requests with Google for the removal of certain information from search results. To what extent can one's past be erased? The webinar recording and digest are available here.

Special IGF webinar: A just-in-time webinar on Outcomes of IGF 2014, with Vladimir Radunovic, on the main developments that took place during the 9th IGF in Istanbul. The webinar recording is available here.

August: Developments in IG MENA, with Hanane Boujemi from Hivos’s IGMENA, who helped develop the Arab Regional Roadmap for IG, and coordinated the input of the wider IG MENA community to NETmundial. The webinar recording is available here.

June: The fight for Net Neutrality, with NN expert Vladimir Radunovic. Three years after Diplo's first IG webinar, we have revisited the topic again. Since then, the focus shifted from ‘defining network neutrality’ to emerging challenges such as new infrastructure, market and policy developments, and ‘specialised services’. The webinar recording and digest are available here.

May: Small island developing states and the IG process, with Tracy Hackshaw, Deputy National Chief Information Officer within the Ministry of Science and Technology for Trinidad and Tobago, who discussed the reference to SIDS in the NETmundial outcome document, and SIDS’ participation in the IG process. The webinar recording and digest are available here.

April: Outcomes of NETmundial, with Diplo's Jovan Kurbalija and Vladimir Radunovic, live from Brazil. The meeting produced an outcome document on common principles and values, and a roadmap for the future evolution of IG. The webinar recording and digest are available here.

March: NETmundial: On the path to Brazil, with Raúl Echeberría, executive director of LACNIC and co-chair of NETmundial’s Executive Multistakeholder Committee, and Rodrigo de la Parra, ICANN vice-president, Stakeholder Engagement, LAC; moderated by Diplo's Vladimir Radunovic. The webinar recording and digest are available here.

February: The European Commission’s proposal on Internet governance negotiations, with Andrea Glorioso, officer at the European Commission, DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology, and member of the Task Force on Internet Policy Development. The webinar recording, digest, and speaker's presentation are available here.

January: Internet governance in 2014: Between change and continuity, with Diplo director Dr Jovan Kurbalija. The webinar recording, digest, and speaker's presentation are available here.

IG webinars in 2013

November: The Internet of Things, with Desiree Miloshevic, senior public policy and international affairs advisor in Europe for domain name registry Afilias. A guest blog by the webinar speaker on issues discussed during the webinar, as well as the webinar recording and speaker's presentation, are available here.

October: Global Internet politics after IGF 2013 in Bali: developments and outcomes, with Diplo director Dr Jovan Kurbalija. The digest, webinar recording, and speaker's presentation are available here.

September: Is Brazil leading a new revolution in global digital policy?, co-organised by Diplo and the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil (CTS/FGV), with Marília Maciel, director of CTS/FGV, and Diego Canabarro, doctoral student in IG at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and visiting researcher at the University of Massachusetts. The digest and webinar recording are available here.

August: The Arab IGF: discussion amid conflict, with Hanane Boujemi, member of the UN’s advisory group of the Arab IGF, and executive coordinator of Hivos’ Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region programme on Internet governance. The webinar recording is available here.

July: Open government: issues and challenges, with Veronica Cretu, member of the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership, and president of the CMB Training Center in Moldova. The digest and webinar recording are available here.

June: How does the enormous surveillance power affect Internet users worldwide?, with Katitza Rodriguez, international rights director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The digest, webinar recording, and speaker's presentation are available here.

May: The role of governments in Internet governance, with Dr Jeremy Malcolm, senior policy officer at Consumers International.  The webinar recording is available here; the speaker's presentation is available here.

April: The threat of cyber-attacks, with Vladimir Radunovic, Diplo's cybersecurity expert and coordinator of e-diplomacy programmes. The digest, webinar recording, and speaker's presentation are available here.

March: ICANN's new engagement strategy in the developing world, with Dr Tarak Kamel, ICANN’s Senior Advisor to the President, and former Minister of Communication and Information Technology in Egypt; moderated by Diplo's Vladimir Radunovic. The digest and webinar recording are available here.

February: Remote participation: from principles to practice, with Virginia Paque, Diplo's Internet governance director. Special guests included Diplo's Vladimir Radunovic and Bernard Sadaka, remote participation expert. The webinar recording is available here.

January: Internet governance forecast for 2013: Cloudy with sunny spells, windy at times, with Diplo director Dr Jovan Kurbalija. The digest, webinar recording, and speaker's presentation are available here.

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