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Pre-Registration Open for Brazil's Global Internet Governance Event

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Digital Activism, Governance, International Relations, Technology

In preparation for the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance [1] that will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 23-24 April 2014, the organizers are now accepting pre-registrations through a form for expression of interest [2]. The event is a partnership between the state-convened Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br), and the non-governmental multistakeholder platform ./1net.

According to the website of the event, NetMundial.br [3]

This meeting will focus on crafting Internet governance principles and proposing a roadmap for the further evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem.

The organization of a global Internet governance event began a few weeks after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivered a speech [4] before the United Nations General Assembly in September 2013, when she criticized the United States for spying and mentioned [5] that Brazil “[would] present proposals for the establishment of a civilian multilateral framework for the governance and use of the Internet and to ensure the effective protection of data that travels through the web.”