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The Ninth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2014) took place on 2-5 September 2014, in Istanbul, Turkey. The meeting was attended by 2403 onsite participants, from 144 countries, and representing all stakeholder groups and regions. 

1291 remote participants joined the meeting through the remote participation platform. There were 60 remote hubs organised around the world, with an estimated number of 1852 attendees.

The numbers and charts below show the breakdown of onsite participants by stakeholder group, region and gender.

Onsite participants by stakeholder group  
Civil Society 779
Government 571
Intergovernmental Organisations 96
Private Sector 581
Technical Community 266
Media 110


Onsite participants  by region  
Africa 190
Asia Pacific 405
Eastern Europe 133
Host Country (Turkey) 745
Latin America and Caribbean 150
Western Europe and Others 780


Onsite participants  by gender  
Female 847
Male 1556