Monday, October 30, 2006

Live Feeds from the Internet Governance Forum

Although time zone issues will probably impede many of us on this side of the world from participating live, this site:

is open for business and allows one to monitor the Internet Governance Forum taking place in Greece right now. If you register, you can monitor live feeds, read and participate in chats, and all that other good Web 2.0 stuff.

The Internet Governance Forum is the continuing discussion that arose out of the meeting in Tunisia last year, which itself was part of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) set up by the UN and the ITU. Many of our members have worked to understand the original mandate of the WSIS and its ongoing efforts through IGF.

Remember, our own members David Satola and Kristine Dorrain are live and on the ground at the Athens meeting, and will be presenting to the crowd on legal issues this coming Wednesday at 9:30 AM Athens time (which is, unfortunately, about 1:30 in the morning my own time, so I regret that I'll have to read about it in the papers the next day).

UPDATE: Dave Satola reports to me that all is going well at the Summit. Still, there are some troubles to be had apparently... United Nations "Internet" Summit held sans internet

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