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IGF 2018 LIGHTNING SESSION #24 Living in Digital Darkness: A Study on Internet Shutdowns in India

Governments across the world have been increasingly resorting to Internet shutdowns as a means to control information exchange online. Internet shutdowns are imposed for a number of reasons, though most frequently as a response to law and order breakdowns. The frequent resort to Internet shutdowns, especially in developing countries is a cause for serious concern. Between January 2012 and November, 2018, India has experienced a total of 259 Internet shutdowns.

IGF 2018 WS #414 Tackling Internet Disruptions via Multi-stakeholder Advocacy

Additional Speakers

While there are no additional speakers, the updated speaker list is as follows:

Session Organizers

1. David Sullivan

2. Usama Khilji

3. Morgan Frost 

4. Sarah Moulton

Moderators and Rapporteur

1. Moderator - Daniel O'Maley

2. Online Moderator - Morgan Frost

3. Rapporteur - Sarah Moulton 


1. Usama Khilji, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific

2. Patrik Hiselius, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

3. Kathleen Ndongmo, Civil Society, Africa 

4. Xianhong Hu, Intergovernmental Organization, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

5. Ashnah Kalemera, Civil Society, Africa 


1. Welcoming Remarks by Moderator, 5 min

2. Opening Statements by all speakers, 25 minutes

3. Open discussion and Q&A (Q&A will be available for participants attending the session online and in person). 

IGF 2018 WS #142 Net neutrality vs. 5G and new technological challenges

Introduction Quick word: 3'
What are we talking about ?  (30') How do we all understand net neutrality and 5G? (30')
What is net neutrality to us (in the various geographical area represented in the panel: US, South-America, Europe) ? What does it imply from a technical, commercial and societal standpoint? (15') 3' per speaker
What is 5G to us? What will it look like? (15') 3' per speaker
What is at stake? (30') How do we all understand 5G’s compliance with net neutrality? (30')
So, is there any problem? (15') 3' per speaker
What would be the remedies? What are the outputs to be drawn from national experiences? (15') 3' per speaker
Discussion 25'
Conclusion Quick word: 2'


IGF 2018 WS #180 Net neutrality and beyond: ensuring freedom of choice online

Additional Speakers

Sunil Bajpai is currently working as Principal Advisor at Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, looking after IT, Quality of Service and Consumer Affairs.

Besides working on policy recommendations for protecting net neutrality in India, he has recently helped develop regulations to control spam and fraud communications that leverage distributed ledger technologies.

He has over 30 years of experience in operations, maintenance, policy, research and leadership roles. In the field of IT, he has successfully handled major projects for Indian Railways over a period of 6 years.

He has a Masters in Design Engineering and an M Phil in Social Sciences and has published papers in a diverse set of areas ranging from mechanical engineering to development of new database tools.


-Brief Introduction of the WS moderator (1')

Part 1: Current approaches on net Neutrality (45') Quick introduction by the moderator (2') Interventions by the 5 speakers (4' each) Discussion with the room (20') Conclusion & transition (2')

Part 2: Beyond Net Neutrality - The way ahead (45') Quick introduction by the moderator (2') Interventions by the 5 speakers (4' each) Discussion with the room (20') Conclusion and wrap-up (2')

IGF 2018 WS #306 Game Over IPv4: The need of IPv6 for the future of games

Additional Speakers
Darrin Veit (Microsoft - Xbox)

Short Biography: I'm an engineer on the Xbox platform focused on multiplayer gaming and networking. Part of my role is working with network operators and network equipment manufacturers to help ensure that our collective customers have a great gaming experience.

Bárbara Prado Simão (IDEC)

Short Biography: Digital rights researcher at the Brazilian Institute of Consumers Defense (Idec). She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of São Paulo (2017). She was a participant in the 4th Internet Governance School (2017), promoted by the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil ( In 2015-2016, she was an exchange student at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, in France. 


The session is structured in three segments.


First segment

10 minutes - General introduction about the topic under discussion


Second segment

25 minutes (up to 5 minutes each panelist) - Round table - self introduction and their points of view about the problem 

15 minutes - open mic session, to engage the audience and the remote participants to discuss the problem.


Third segment

25 minutes (up to 5 minutes each panelist) - Round table - to discuss solutions and possibilities for collaboration

15 minutes - open mic session, to engage the audience and the remote participants to discuss  policy question that delves into “the role of the multistakeholder community to help solve this problem.

IGF 2018 WS #40 Internet Mega-Trends' Impact on the Internet’s Architecture

This session is on interaction between stakeholder communities and meant for the non-technical communities. The Internet Engineering Task Force's work is extremely technical. The implications and outcomes of this work determine how the Internet works or could be bettered; it affects us all. The IETF actively reaches out to all other stakeholder communities to explain some of the current major changes concerning the Internet, the work it undertakes to adapt protocols to these changes and what the implications are, so that you can determine and discuss what effects on your line of work could be. In short, an interactive session only the IGF can provide on this skope.


1. Opening/introduction

2. Presentation Alissa Cooper: "Rising use of encryption in the Internet’s core protocols" (10 minutes)

3. Presentation Jari Arkko: "Consolidation" (10 minutes)

4. Presentation Maria Ines Robles: "Shift from device-centric to service-centric networking" (10 minutes)

5. Discussion (50 minutes)

6. Conclusions (10 minutes)

7. Closing