The IGF in figures...

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PressZoom which describes itself as the "global news service and press release distribution" network, has these figures about the Internet Governance Forum, which begins in Athens, Greece from October 30. Participants: 1200. Main sessions: eight (focussing on the Internet’s openness, "African journalists trained in how to communicate securely online" (APCNews and Toni Eliasz, 30 September 2004), Take Back the Tech! and APC Internet Rights Charter">security

, diversity and access). Workshops: 30 (held in parallel to the main sessions, focusing on specific issues relevant to Internet Europa glossary">governance

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PressZoom which describes itself as the "global news service and press release distribution" network, has these figures about the Internet Governance Forum, which begins in Athens, Greece from October 30.

Participants: 1200. Main sessions: eight (focussing on the Internet’s openness, security, diversity and access). Workshops: 30 (held in parallel to the main sessions, focusing on specific issues relevant to Internet governance).

This UN press release adds:

"The Forum can be seen as the beginning of a dialogue between two different cultures: on the one hand, the private sector, civil society and the academic and technical communities and their institutions, who are running theInternet and have their tradition of informal bottom-up decision-making and networked communication; and on the other hand, the more formal and more structured world of Governments and intergovernmental organizations."

Diplomatically put!

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