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Enhanced Cooperation in the Internet Governance

On May 18th, 2010, IT for Change's Executive Director Parminder Jeet Singh presented a statement at the XIII Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) Session in Geneva, on the process of Enhanced Cooperation in the area of Internet Governance. Parminder argued that the major actors and stakeholders should come up with concrete steps to initiate the process of Enhanced Cooperation, which was mandated to be commenced in the first quarter of 2006, immediately after the World Summit on the Information Society.

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The institution of Internet Governance Forums and the evolution of democracy

The UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has spawned similar initiatives in many countries and regions. However there has been concerns whether some of them merely legitimate corporate lobbying, making it more respectable and institutionalised now. In this context, it is important that IGF like institutions are carefully nurtured, from within the values and percepts of democracy, and not as something that subverts democracy.

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