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BPF on Local Content


The 2019 edition of the Best Practice Forum on Local Content will focus on enabling favourable conditions for the production, development and exchange of local contents and services, and for the preservation of the digital heritage of the various communities. Full work proposal outline available HERE.

Preparatory Process

Local Content BPF: Call for contributions on preserving and sharing local culture, history and content at risk as a result of political shifts and upheaval 
The BPF on Local Content is exploring 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 is putting out a call for contributions to help understand and expose challenges, and gather examples and best 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.

Please help us by sharing your experience, expertise, concerns, questions and examples of challenges and responses to those challenges. 

There are only 6 questions and we would really appreciate your input.  Deadline 18 October

Contact Information

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) 229 173 411