Bali IGF: Surveillance, Human Rights, Governance Of Internet Resources, "Multistakeholderism"

Posted in: Governance at 22/10/2013 19:58

The revelations of mass surveillance by the US and other intelligence services are expected to considerably influence the 8th Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia this week.

There is a fear, said Robert Guerra from the Canadian Citizen Lab, that the surveillance topic will drive other issues and outcomes of the meetings, too. With "Surveillance and Snowden," the Association for Progressive Communication and Giganet during their Joint Fora on Security, Surveillance and the Militarization of Cyberspace provide for a first showdown on day zero in Bali.

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Internet Governance Forum opens today
Around 1,500 representatives of governments, business and civil society are gathering at the eighth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Bali. The forum opening took place at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) this afternoon.

ETNO and Internet Society co-host workshop at the 8th Internet Governance Forum, Indonesia. [news release]
ETNO is hosting its first workshop at the Internet Governance Forum [IGF] in Bali, Indonesia. This year's IGF is expected to be attended by approximately 1,500 participants from civil society, the private sector, the technical community and Government representatives.

U.S. Participation at the 2013 Internet Governance Forum [news release]
U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Scott Busby, will travel to Bali, Indonesia for the 2013 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), October 22-25.

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