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In recent times civil society groups have found themselves on the defensive in internet policy debates. The WSIS plus 10 process is a chance to explore contrasting views from the global south as to what kind of web we want – not just those already online but those still to come online. This session is targeted at those who wish to understand the needs and objectives of groups in the global south and the expected outcome sis a clearer understanding of a positive policy agenda.
Names of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups:
Andrew Puddephatt, Director, Global partners; co-convener of “Best Bits” network; affiliated to the Internet Rights and Principles coalition at the IGF, based in the UK www.global-partners.co.uk
Names and affiliations of the panelists and the remote moderator:
Name: Andrew Puddephatt
Organization: Global Partners
The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance will focus on crafting Internet governance principles and proposing a roadmap for the further evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem. The meeting is scheduled for April 23rd and 24th 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be live webcast enabling remote participation. The meeting follows an initiative proposed by CGI.br and /1net.
The World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF) is a high-level international meeting organized every four years by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the UN. It provides a venue for governments and Sector Members of the ITU (mostly from the telecoms and tech industries) to discuss key policy issues in today’s telecommunications and information and communication technology (ICT) environment. The theme of the 2013 WTPF, which we be held in Geneva from May 14-16, is internet-related public policy. Official website: http://www.itu.int/en/wtpf-13/
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Best Bits was a global civil society network on the topic of Internet governance, that was formed in 2012 and closed in 2019. Many of the former members of Best Bits participate in the Internet Governance Caucus.