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Briefings on Internet governance and digital policy

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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). Join the monthly briefings online or from Geneva, or join one of the GIP hubs worldwide.   

The GIP briefings are organised by the Geneva Internet Platform (operated by DiploFoundation) as part of the GIP Digital Watch initiative. The briefings complement the GIP Digital Watch observatory and the monthly Geneva Digital Watch newsletter.

Typical schedule

Typical schedule of GIP Briefings on Internet governance and digital policy12.00 – 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

Online participation for GIP Briefings on Internet governance and digital policyJoin the monthly briefings online. Our next briefing will take place on Tuesday, 31st January; read more and register. You will receive the webinar link by e-mail. Scroll down for digests and recordings of previous briefings.

GIP hubs

GIP hubsYou 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, let us know.

IG Barometer of Trends

Internet Governane Barometer of TrendsThe monthly IG Barometer of Trends 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 November.


Archive: Briefings on Internet governance and digital policy

Follow the links below to read the digest of the briefing which sums up the main discussion. Recordings, presentations, and the IG Barometers for each month are also accessible through the same links.

In 2016: Internet governance in January, February, March, April, May, June, July & August, September, October, November

In 2015: Internet governance in January, February, March, April, May, June, July & August, September, October, November.

In 2014: Internet governance in February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December.

For recordings and digests of Thematic IG Webinars, delivered by DiploFoundation in 2013 and 2014, visit the dedicated page and archive for Diplo’s Thematic IG webinars.

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