Nov 2012 06 – 09

Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 

Baku Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

The IGF serves to bring people from various stakeholder groups together as equals in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet.

The IGF was established by the World Summit on the Information Society, with the first edition taking place in 2006. At their annual meeting delegates discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other.

While there is no negotiated outcome, the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise.

At this year’s IGF, apart from actively participating in other aspects of the event, the Internet Democracy Project is hosting a workshop on Criminal law and the free and open Internet: tensions and ways forward in democratic societies. In addition, Anja Kovacs is speaking at a workshop on Media pluralism and freedom of expression in the Internet age and at the Human Rights Round Table.