This week, Lisa Gonzalez interviews me about my recent trip to the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey. The IGF is an opportunity for anyone concerned with Internet Governance on planet Earth to discuss the perceived problems and possible solutions.
It uses a multi-stakeholder format, which means that governments, businesses, civil society, and academics are all able to come to the table… this means just about anyone who has the means to participate — including by doing so remotely — can do so.
I went as part of a delegation with the Media Democracy Fund, along with six other grantees of theirs to get a better sense of how we can contribute and what we might learn from these international discussions.
Lisa and I discuss my impressions, some of the topics we discussed, and why it is important for people in the United States to participate in these global deliberations.
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Thanks to The Bomb Busters for the music, licensed using Creative Commons. The song is “Good To Be Alone.”