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[Briefing] Internet governance in February 2017

28 Feb 2017
Geneva, Switzerland; local hubs; and online

[Update] The following resources are now available: View the briefing recording, including perspectives from local hubs; read the digest, summarising the main interventions; download your copy of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter rounding up the updates for February; download the Internet Governance Barometer.

Microsoft's proposal for a Digital Geneva Convention initiated discussion among the IG community on the future of digital governance, in particular in the security field. Fake news continued to proliferate, raising more concern. What other developments took place in February, and how will they shape future developments? What can we expect in March? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 28th February, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments.

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Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'zoomed-out' update of the major global IG and digital policy developments. They are delivered live from Geneva (WMO Building, 2nd floor, 7 bis Avenue de la Paix), and broadcast online.

The Internet governance in February 2017 briefing takes place on Tuesday, 28th February, at 12:00 UTC (13:00 CET). Join us online, or in Geneva, or from any of the hubs; fill in the registration form to reserve your place.

Regional perspectives

Local hubs in Indonesia, Brazil, Tunis and South Eastern Europe will share their regional perspectives:

  • The South Eastern European hub is organised in collaboration with the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG), and will be hosted at Diplo Centar, Branicevska 12a/12, Belgrade, Serbia.
    • A summary of February developments and activities related to Internet governance and digital policy in South Eastern Europe is available
  • The Tunis hub organised by Hivos iGmena, will be hosted Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) at the 404 Lab 13 Jugurtha Street, Mutuelle Ville. A video of regional updates and perspectives from iGmena are now available.
  • The Rio de Janeiro hub will be hosted by Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, on 23 February. A video of regional updates and perspectives from Brazil are now available.

The monthly Internet governance briefings are organised by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), a Swiss initiative run by DiploFoundation. Learn more about our monthly briefings and local hubs. To keep up-to-date with GIP events, subscribe to our mailing list. More information at gip@diplomacy.edu