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Future of the Internet discussed

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by temi, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    The forum was set up by the United Nations
    The future of the net is the ambitious topic under discussion at the first global Internet Governance Forum, being held in Athens over the next five days.

    It has been set up by the UN to give governments, companies, organisations and individuals space for debate.

    Nitin Desai, chair of the organising body for IGF, has said the forum needed "dialogue in good faith".

    He warned that the biggest challenge in making the IGF successful was a "potential culture clash".

    In a column for the BBC News website, Mr Desai said: "The forum will give voice to the citizens of the global net and help identify emerging issues which need to be tackled in the formal processes."

    [The forum] is about the future, the net as it will be some years from now and how we can give a voice to all who use it

    full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6087174.stm

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