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India inducted into global panel related to Internet governance issues
Nov 22, 2013

A panel has been formed to study issues related to internet governance. It consists of group of eminent stakeholders worldwide — Presidents, Ministers and CEOs from multi-stakeholder groups. 

For the first time in 2014, the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos will discuss issues of Internet governance. The panel will be chaired by Toomas Ilves, President of Estonia, while Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, will be the vice-chair. Other members include Mohamed al Ghanem, Director-General, UAE Telecom Regulatory Authority; Ivo Ivanovski, a Minister of Macedonia; Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary-General, Council of Europe, former Prime Minister of Norway and Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; Lynn St. Amour, president, Internet Society; Jimmy Wales, founder, Wikipedia; Fadi Chehade, president ICANN; and V.F. Almeida, chairman, Internet Steering Committee, Brazil.

The panel represents stakeholders from nearly all continents, developed and developing countries, and all important stakeholder groups, including civil society. Its objective is to engage in a dialogue on critical Internet governance issues and “to inform the global discussion on the need for a multistakeholder approach to Internet governance.”

The report will include “principles” for global Internet cooperation and proposed frameworks for it and a roadmap for future challenges in Internet governance. 

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