WSIS Internet Governance Forum Takes Shape. (cover story)

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  • Author(s): Kaser, Dick
  • Source:
    Information Today. Apr2006, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p1-25. 2p. 4 Color Photographs.
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      The article reports on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), mandated by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), that will be held in Athens, Greece in 2006. All those who attended the Deliberations on the Formation of the Internet Governance Forum meeting had the opportunity to speak about IGF. Discussions grew when nongovernmental organizations, civil society and the private sector proposed to use Internet technology as the main driver for dedicated project work. Deliberations on the formation of the forum stalled over questions about how the IGF event would be organized. Concerns also emerged about how many of the multistakeholders should be involved in the program planning committee of the meeting.