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Setting the Agenda: Media Development and Internet Governance

Sunday, December 17, 2017
1:00-5:30pm CET

Maison de la Paix (Interpeace)
Avenue de France
1202 Genève, Switzerland

BACKGROUND
The future of the internet will be critical in determining people’s access to the high-quality news and information they need to be informed and engaged citizens. It will also determine whether people are able to participate in broader governance discussions on a relatively level playing field.

In response to growing interest in internet governance among media development stakeholders, CIMA, ARTICLE 19, GFMD, and IMS are convening interested media development groups for a meeting at the 2017 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Objective: To share knowledge, set common priorities, and identify modalities of working together and sharing information.

Key discussion topics to cover as part of the plenary and group discussions:

  • Media development actor’s engagement on technical internet governance issues
  • Internet governance literacy for the media development sector
  • Improving reporting on internet governance issues, especially in developing countries