Citizen Lab Senior Advisor Robert Guerra and Post-Doctoral Fellow Brenden Kuerbis represented the Citizen Lab at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that was held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November, 2012.
The IGF is a multi-stakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance. It brings together all stakeholders in the internet governance debate, whether they represent governments, the private sector or civil society, including the technical and academic community, on an equal basis and through an open and inclusive process. The IGF was created as one of the outcomes of the Tunis phase of the UN World Summit on the Information Society held in 2005. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development’.
Guerra and Kuerbis were involved in a variety of workshops at the IGF. In addition, they participated in meetings with Azeri digital rights groups and experts. The Citizen Lab team blogged and tweeted from the event using the conference hashtag #igf2012.
Kuerbis co-organised the workshop entitled “Governing Identity on the Internet”.
Guerra participated in four sessions:
“Freedom of expression and free flow of information: how do legal framework, regulations, and principles impact this?”
For more information on the meeting and details on all the workshops, see here.