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Internet Governance Forum Remote Participation Hub

NUST-SEECS in partnership with ISOC Pakistan Islamabad Chapter  (In Formation) and IGF Secretariat
[06-08 November, 2012] -- Venue: SEECS Seminar Hall

 

The Internet is an amazing means of communication spanning the globe. It is a multi-flavor stage so open that anyone anywhere can jump into it. Searching wholesome information to paying electricity bill, downloading a multimedia video to playing an online cricket game, advertising your product to checking the status of your shipment, applying for a job to developing social networking, providing electronic government services to enabling cheap VoIP for remote areas and so on; Internet has captured all age-groups and sectors of an economy. At the same time the Internet is also described as anarchic space for abandoned content, last front for the teenagers to access obscene websites, a growing threat to personal privacy, largest source of harmful computer viruses and open violation of copyrights.
 

 

In view of development and implications of the Internet varying from country to country, a devoted International unified platform to converse on these issues is available in the form of ‘Internet Governance Forum’.  IGF is a multi-stakeholder forum formed by United Nations in 2006 to stimulate policy dialogue on issues of Internet Governance.
Internet Governance Forum holds its annual meeting by inviting participants across the globe: reflecting governments, International organizations, telecommunication companies, Internet content providers, software developers, the private sector, civil society and the media. The meeting brings through discussion on multifaceted public policy issues related to Internet governance. The meeting aids in bridging the gap between people and institutions to share their diverse opinions and experiences to discuss Internet concerns and move towards a common understanding. The forum holds an annual meeting where a wide range of participants from all parts of the world gather to deliberate on critical matters in line with Internet and its future. This year sixth annual IGF Meeting will be held at Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November 2012. Please visit www.intgovforum.com for details.

 


In order to encourage and facilitate the participation from economies where international meeting attendance cost hampers a great number of interested students and professionals from attending IGF debates, IGF secretariat provides an opportunity to create remote participation hubs.
This year, once again, NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in partnership with ISOC Pakistan Islamabad Chapter (In Formation) and IGF Secretariat is establishing an exclusive remote participation hub at NUST-SEECS. You are all requested to please join in to attend this important International meeting on Internet technologies, their issues and future.
 
Queries may be addressed to adeel.baig[AT]seecs.edu.pk
 
* Registration is mandatory