Footage from the workshop on core Internet values

By | October 17, 2010

With a slight delay, I would like to share video footage of the workshop I organized at the last IGF in Vilnius.  This is the same workshop for which I was seeking your input about a month and a half ago.

The full title of the workshop is “Core Internet values and the principles of Internet Governance across generations” and the idea is exactly that – to have a dialogue between Internet pioneers and young Internet activists on the core of what the Internet stands for.

We had a great group of people.  On the one hand, there were young people from different parts of the world.  On the other hand, there were more senior Internet thinkers and practitioners.  Here is the full list of participants (in alphabetical order):

  • Bill Graham, Global Strategic Engagement, the Internet Society (ISOC)
  • ‘Gbenga Sesan, Paradigm New Nigeria
  • Drew Smith, Student at Elon Univeristy and participant in Imagining the Internet project
  • Grace Bomu, Young Kenyan lawyer, secretary of the ICT Consumers Association of Kenya, and cultural activist
  • Laura DeNardis, Yale Information Society Project
  • Marie Casey, Elected female representative at the ITU Youth Forum of future leaders, Geneva, 2009
  • Nii Narku Quaynor,
  • Rafik Dammak, Tokyo University
  • Vinton G. Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google
  • Vladimir Radunovic, Diplo Foundation

Ian Peter, who chaired the last year workshop on Internet Governance, was also supposed to take part in the workshop, but unfortunately he was not able to make it to Vilnius.

I hoped to be able to share a report from the workshop here, but other tasks take priority at the moment and I will be posting the report later.  I do think we had a very interesting and lively discussion, so I thought at this point I will just share the video footage of the event.  If you have a couple of hours to spare, I think you will find this engaging.


As always, your thoughts and comments are most welcome!

4 thoughts on “Footage from the workshop on core Internet values

  1. Anya Laskin

    Dima! I wish I had the time to watch the whole thing – but I did get a glimpse at what you do professionally and I’m totally impressed! I have a whole new respect for you now (which doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for that villa)!

  2. Paul Muchene

    Hi Dima! I watched the footage and I even participated remotely in the workshop. Indeed as Anya points kudos for organising the workshop and moderating professionally. Oh! and I also wish you a happy Hanukkah!

  3. Marie Casey

    I appreciate this video very much (I’m sitting right in the middle of it) and found it completly by accident. The issues of governance accross the generations is very imporant and I appreciate the work you’ve done for it,

    Marie Casey.


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