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BPF on Local Content


The 2019 edition of the Best Practice Forum on Local Content will focus on how to create an enabling environment and identifying good practices for the promotion and preservation of linguistic diversity, cultural heritage and local content particularly in contexts where these are at risk as a result of political shifts and upheaval. The original work outline is available HERE.

JOIN our session at the Berlin IGF

Wednesday November 27, 2019 16:40 - 18:10
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

Draft outcome report - PLEASE REVIEW AND COMMENT!

The draft outcome report is available here. We need your input.

  • Please review the report and send your feedback to localcontent at
  • You can comment in email or in a word or PDF document. If your comment is on a specific section or paragraph, please indicate this clearly! 
  • Deadline: you can submit feedback on the draft document until the last day of the IGF2019 meeting. However, we would appreciate receiving your feedback before Friday 22 November, as this would allow us to take your comments into account during the BPF workshop in Berlin.
  • Received feedback will be posed on the IGF site (unless the author indicates that he/she prefers the feedback is not published) and will feed into the final BPF output report.


Preparatory Process

Call for contributions: To explore how the Internet can be used to preserve local language and cultural heritage, particularly in current contexts where cultural and linguistic diversity, artefacts and histories are at risk as a result of political and social shifts and upheaval, the BPF put out a call for contributions to help understand and expose challenges, and gather examples and good practices of how digital technologies and the Internet can be used to promote, preserve and share local culture and content. The BPF would also like to identify best practices of how to manage and promote the digitisation of existing analogue content (printed and electronic media, cinema, music, visual arts etc.) and services. The call was open until 25 October 2019 and the BPF received 36 valuable contributions which have been synthesised into a draft outcome report. (now closed)

Draft outcome report: See above. Open for comment until 22 November.

Call of 1 November 2019: Report available here.

    Контактная информация

    United Nations
    Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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

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