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    WSIS How to Build an Internet Governance Forum
    posted by Mueller on Sunday February 05 2006, @02:26PM

    It will be interesting to see who attends the public consultations on the new "Internet Governance Forum" that will be held in Geneva February 16-17. In advance of the event, the Internet Governance Project released a new discussion paper explaining how the Forum could work. The paper proposes three design criteria for the Forum: 1) It must be as open as possible and give all stakeholders equal participation rights; 2) its deliberations must be wide-ranging and resist politically motivated barriers to discussion; and 3) its products must feed into other, more authoritative Internet governance forums. We proposed a structure and process for the realization of these objectives. We also set out three policy problems that exemplify the kind of issues the Forum should take up: spam, Internet free expression, and public policy principles for the coordination of Internet resources. Download the paper here.


     
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