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The eighth annual IGF will be held in Bali, Indonesia, from 22-25 October 2013. The theme for this year’s IGF is “Building Bridges – Enhancing Multi-stakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development.” We are encouraged by the emphasis on cooperation and development and believe that this theme creates the opportunity for open and critical debate at a time when restoring trust in the internet, and how it is governed, is crucial.
We are also encouraged by the inclusion of focus sessions on human rights, internet governance principles, and principles for multi-stakeholder cooperation. This affirms the importance of human rights on the internet and is an opportunity for substantive discussion about strengthening accountability and transparency in global, regional and national internet public policy making.
In this brief we go through the main themes that the IGF will be addressing through a civil society perspective. We also list the main activities we’re organising and provide information on how to follow the event online.