Internet governance: it’s like an arranged marriage

Internet governance: it’s like an arranged marriageKieran McCarty, writing in The Guardian, starts his story writing about a tussle between Lithuania vs Azerbaijan, both wanting to host and IGF meeting in 2010. But on the conference, the article notes that many attended the meeting to see what would happen, and left thinking it was an outstanding success. The article notes “The forum was largely experimental: instead of giving governments the last word, it put everyone together in the same room, gave them equal status and hoped that common interests would be enough to patch over cultural differences.” The article also notes an online poll carried out during the conference found 57% said the event had been better or much better than they had imagined, with just 14% saying it was worse.,,1942283,00.html

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