IGF 2017 WS #161 Explaining Internet governance to friends & family 101: How to improve our communication?

Short Title: 
Communicating Internet governance to friends & family 101

Proposer's Name: Ms. Agustina Callegari
Proposer's Organization: Independent
Co-Proposer's Name: Mr. Michael Oghia
Co-Proposer's Organization: Independent
Co-Organizers:
Ms., Agustina, CALLEGARI, Civil Society, Independent
Mr., Michael, OGHIA, Civil Society, Independent
Ms. Jelena, Technical community, RNIDS

Additional Speakers: 

Luna Madi, Sr Communication Manager, ICANN (EMEA)  - [email protected]

Luna serves ICANN as Director, EMEA Communication.

Jennifer Chung, dotAsia (Asia) -  [email protected]

Jennifer is the Director of Corporate Knowledge for DotAsia Organisation and oversees
the knowledge and policy development for DotAsia in the region and in the community.

Agenda: 
  • Introduction - Welcome, purpose and objective of the discussion with short presentation of the results of the questionnaire - 10 minutes
  • Break out discussion in 4 groups: 60 minutes

Topics for a break out discussion:

  1. Reaching a broader public: does IG community really needs it or it is a general mantra?
  2. The relationship with the traditional media and journalists: have we given up trying to reach them unless we have some exclusive info?
  3. Local content: good practices and lessons learned
  4. Why should people care about IG topics? How can we make them care?
  • Share and conclusions- 20 minutes

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678