The ninth edition of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place in Istanbul, Turkey, on 2-5 September 2014. The IGF brings together, on a common platform, stakeholder groups from widely diverse walks of life to discuss public policy issues relating to the internet.
Insafe selected Grace from Ireland and Nina from the UK to attend IGF and co-chair our pre-event on 1 September, entitled “Governance in a mobile social web – finding the markers”. Read about their experience on the Pre-Event, Day 1 and Day 2 of the Internet Governance Forum.
Find the report on the Insafe workshop session led by Nina and Grace here.
‘One thing that everybody discovers when he or she thinks about the internet and its future is that people have to be educated to use it in the right way. We all know the internet provides great opportunities and chances for youth but as well for the world economy, which in terms of globalization is one really important point. So we should be aware that the internet, in fact, is something neutral- not bad or good- but it can become good or bad depending on how we use it.’