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Internet Governance: New frontier for Media Development

27 April 2017
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In a new effort to encourage, support and coordinate research efforts related to the field of media development GFMD will be hosting two webinars per month during the course of 2017. Focus will be on presenting work of GFMD members, with the express aim of sharing the research, project experiences,  best practices, and new solutions with media professionals and media development practitioners worldwide.

The first webinar will introduce the Article 19 and CIMA report Media Development in the Digital Age: Five Ways to Engage in Internet Governance on Friday 12 May 2017 from 15:00-15:45. All participants are welcome.

The first webinar will be held on:

Friday May 12, 2017

15:00-15:45 CEST

Duration: 45 Minutes

Register Now!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4263931763565347586

Media development practitioners know that Internet governance decisions have an increasingly significant influence on media ecosystems—both online and offline. Yet, figuring out how to meaningfully engage in the seemingly complex world of Internet governance can seem daunting. CIMA and ARTICLE 19’s recent report, Media Development in the Digital Age: Five Ways to Engage in Internet Governance, is a guide for practitioners that identifies key issues being discussed at Internet Governance bodies, and why they are relevant to the field of media development. In this webinar, the authors of the report will lay out the key points from the report and answer participant questions. We will also discuss new efforts within the media development community to coordinate strategic engagement at Internet Governance forums. Lastly, we explain why Internet Governance is not only relevant but also fun. 

After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the four layers of the Internet and how each one affects media development work.
  • Describe how multistakeholder Internet Governance functions and the opportunity it presents the media development community to foster vibrant media ecosystems.
  • List the five most important Internet Governance forums and how the policies they develop influence the media ecosystem.
  • Give concrete examples of how internet standards and protocols impact journalists, consumers of news, and the broader information environment.
  • Pinpoint effective strategies to become more involved in Internet governance bodies, especially for those with limited technical abilities.

Speakers:

Daniel O’Maley, Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA)

Niels ten Oever, ARTICLE 19

Corinne Cath, ARTICLE 19

Andreas Reventlow, International Media Support (IMS)

In a new effort to encourage, support and coordinate research efforts related to the field of media development GFMD will be hosting two webinars per month during the course of 2017. Focus will be on presenting work of GFMD members, with the express aim of sharing the research, project experiences, best practices, and new solutions with media professionals and media development practitioners worldwide.

GFMD would like to encourage all members to contribute to these webinars with presentations on or relevant to their work. Please contact the GFMD Secretariat with your ideas; write to [email protected] .