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IGF 2018 Book Launch "Internet Governance and Regulations in Latin America" Com-memorating 10 years of the South School on Internet

Past, present and future challenges of the Internet

Book Launch "Internet Governance and Regulations in Latin America"

Join us in this session that will present the book "Internet Governance and Regulations in Latin America" published in honor of the 10th anniversary of the South School on Internet Governance.

The session will review  with invited speakers and the audience the main challenges that Internet had 10 years ago, the present situation and which are the challenges of the years to come.

The book was published by the Getulio Vargas Foundation with support from the South School on Internet Governance, CCAT LAT in collaboration with LACNIC and ISOC.

The book, the first of its kind, has prefaces by Vint Cerf and Raúl Echeberria and an epilogue by Edison Lanza, and includes 31 articles by 41 of the most important experts on the Internet in our continent.

The Spanish version was launched during the LAC IGF 2018 in Buenos Aires and versions Portuguese and English will soon be available. All versions are available to the entire community free of charge and can be downloaded from the South School on Internet Governance website.

Book is available for the whole community and free of change at www.gobernanzainternet.org/libro

Invited speakers to the sesson are:

  • Claudio Lucena, University of Paraiba
  • Christoph Steck, Fundación Telefónica
  • Agustín Garzón, Director ENACOM Argentina
  • Raúl Echeberria, ISOC
  • Andrés Sastre, ASIET
  • Laura Bretón, ISOC República Dominicana and SSIG fellow
  • Mónica Trochez, SSIG Fellow
  • Vanessa Fusco Simoes, Ministerio Público, Mina Gerais, Brazil
  • Glenn McNight, NARALO, North American SIG
  • Luca Belli, Getulio Vargas Foundation
  • Olga Cavalli, Academic Director South School on Internet Governance, ISOC Argentina
  • Adrián Carballo, Institutional Relations Director South School on Internet Governance, ISOC Argentina

Ten years of South School on Internet Governance

One of the unique characteristics of the Internet is the way in which it was conceived by its creators, based on a distributed global coordination of its resources. There is no single place of control, there is no president or a small group of officials that govern it. Internet works thanks to millions of independent networks, with different owners, with different technologies, distributed all over the world, coordinated thanks to the work of organizations that elaborate rules and protocols for this network of networks to work together, giving us the incredible experience of a global single network.

Given its particular governance, it is evident that the analysis of its rules and regulations, its impact on the economy, on society and on daily life, is cause for great interest by a wide range of actors.

There is a variety of spaces for participation and debate where these "principles, rules, rules and procedures" are defined that make the global coordination of the Internet, where the different interested parties or stakeholders interact: ICANN, IETF, IGF, LACIGF, LACNIC, meetings of the ITU International Union of Telecommunications, of the OAS Organization of American States, among other national, regional and global meetings.

While these meetings are generally open to the community, it is not easy to actively participate from the beginning. The topics that are treated are of a certain complexity and the dynamics of each meeting is different, it takes some time to be actively inserted in the dialogue.

The South School on Internet Governance has granted more than 3000 fellowships, for participants of more than 40 countries. It rotates among countries of the Americas and all participants receive a fellowship. All sessions have simultaneous translation English/Spanish/Portuguese and the full program is transmitted online with video and audio channel in the different languages

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Pre session Report

Session Type: Book Launch

Title: Launch of the Book "Internet Governance and Regulations in Latin America"

Date time: Monday 13:30 15 hs Salle IX

Organizers: South School on Internet Governance - ISOC Argentina Chapter

Chair /Moderator: Olga Cavalli

Note taker: Adrián Carballo

List of Speakers:

  • Claudio Lucena, University of Paraiba
  • Christoph Steck, Fundación Telefónica
  • Agustín Garzón, Director ENACOM Argentina
  • Andrés Sastre, ASIET
  • Claudia Bretón, ISOC República Dominicana and SSIG fellow
  • Mónica Trochez, SSIG Fellow
  • Luca Belli, Getulio Vargas Foundation
  • Olga Cavalli, Academic Director South School on Internet Governance, ISOC Argentina
  • Adrián Carballo, Institutional Relations Director South School on Internet Governance, ISOC Argentina

As we are launching a book to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the South School on Internet Governance our three questions are:

- What were the challenges the Internet was facing 10 years ago?

- Where these problems solved?

- Which are the new challenges 10 years after?

- Please elaborate on the discussion held, specifically on areas of agreement and divergence. 

There was an extensive discussion about the evolution of the most important Internet Governance issues evolution during the last 10 years and also how they can evolve in the future, specifically the issues discussed were

infrastructure

access 

community networks

privacy

cybersecurity

 

- Please describe any policy recommendations or suggestions regarding the way forward/potential next steps. 

Good regulation but not so much regulations

Ethics depends on the context

Privacy rules from Europe are somehow shaping the privacy discussion in Latin America

 

- What ideas surfaced in the discussion with respect to how the IGF ecosystem might make progress on this issue? 

The relevance of capacity building and the publication of books like the one which was presented.

 

- Please estimate the total number of participants.

70

- Please estimate the total number of women and gender-variant individuals present.

35

- To what extent did the session discuss gender issues, and if to any extent, what was the discussion? 

The discussion was mainly focused on the evolution of the concept of Internet access and what it means today, access for women and girs, and accesss in those areas whre there is no connectivity using community networks.

Several participants spoke about the importance of the South School on Internet Governance in creating and enhancing the Internet Governance ecosystem

Session Time: 
Monday, 12 November, 2018 - 13:30 to 15:00
Room: 
Salle IX

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

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