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Thursday, November 12 • 14:00 - 15:30
WS 169 Building Internet Observatories: approaches and challenges

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The practice of setting up Internet observatories has gained a lot of grounds in recent years. Observatories range in scope and focus: some of them deal with specific issue-areas of the Internet governance overarching agenda (e.g.: the Internet and Jurisdiction Project and the Brazilian “Marco Civil” Observatory); others are broader in scope, dealing with the complex mosaic of Internet issues – from critical Internet resources to Internet-related public policies in general (e.g.: the Geneva Internet Platform, the Internet Policy Observatory, and the Brazilian Internet Observatory hosted by CGI.br). Observatories can be hosted by individuals, academic and technical organizations, as well as by governments and private companies. Their activities range from collecting and collating relevant content on online platforms to organizing events. Some of them even engage policy-dialogue as proper stakeholders for Internet governance. This roundtable aims at bringing together people involved with the Internet observatories from different parts of the World to reflect upon the following fundamental question: how can different projects create synergies, avoid duplication of efforts in their activities and foster cooperation among different projects to leverage capacity-building and education as well as policy-making vis-a-vis Internet governance?

Participants of the Roundtable
* Diego R. Canabarro / Carlos Affonso de Souza - Brazilian Internet Observatory, Multistakeholder Initiative
* Paul Fehlinger - Internet & Jurisdiction Project, Multistakeholder Initiative
* Tereza Horejsova - Geneva Internet Platform, Civil Society
* Kasia Jakimowicz - Global Internet Policy Observatory, Government
* Susan Chalmers - Friends of the IGF, Multistakeholder Initiative
* Omar Kaminski - Brazilian Marco Civil Observatory, Multistakeholder Initiative
* Stefaan Verhulst - The GovLab, Academia & Technical Community
* Arne Hintz - Mapping Global Media Policy, Academia & Technical Community
* Giancarlo Frosio - World Intermediary Liability Map, Academia & Technical Community
* Valentina Pavel - Mapping Policy Observatory, Civil Society
* Kelli Kim -  Open Net Korea, Civil Society
* Rob Faris - The Internet Monitor, Academia & Technical Community
* Adela Goberna - Yough@IGF Observatory, Multistakeholder Initiative
* Carolin Weisser - The Global Cyber Security Capacity Center, Academia


1) Outline of WS 169 [5 minutes, Diego]

2) Introduction [10 minutes]
  • Observatories and maps as source of info for IG stakeholders [5 minutes, Tereza/Paul]
  • An overview of the current landscape [5 minutes, Kasia]
3) Community dialogue [70 minutes]
  • Some info about the projects involved [20 minutes]
  • Users input: purposes, needs, and ways of engagement [50 minutes]
4) Conclusion & next steps [~5 minutes]

Session Organizers
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Diego Rafael Canabarro

Expert Advisor, CGI.br
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Thursday November 12, 2015 14:00 - 15:30 GMT-03
Workshop Room 4

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