What is the IGF (Internet Governance Forum)?
TNW is one of the best information source, to my opinion, but on this one, and for such a topic, it seems like something got lost in the way. Probably a hard topic to be summarised in 5.28 min…
According to this video, the IGF is:
While I might have exaggerated slightly, I wanted to outline one point: this video does not address essential questions, when you speak about such a topic. By essential questions, understand: what is the real impact of this forum, what decisions have been taken as a consequence of such a forum?
Everyone can speak at the IGF - great - but, really, what is the actual importance of these people (I mean, the kids knew their text well, but who listen to them?) and who decide in the end ?
Ok, Kate, next time you go to the IGF, maybe you could get us, the multi-stakeholders crowd, an answer to these questions, could you?
(PS: And also, if you find out why they hold this event in the middle of Africa? They just want to make sure no one can actually come, or what?)