See you in IGF 2013 in Bali!

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Screen shot 2013-10-02 at 11.41.16 AMThe 8th Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali,  October 22 – 25.  The IGF is closely tied to the declaration of the Milennium Development Goals (MDG), Section 555/2, in 2000, and the agreement reached upon by the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), Section 060.1, in 2005.

The event will held at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), only 20 minutes away by car from the International Airport. Pre-registration for the IGF 2013 event is open, and all participants from civil society organizations, governmental agencies, intergovernmental organizations, media, businesses, and the technical community are encouraged to attend this global event. You can register here for free!

According to Donny B.U (ICT Watch), one of the event’s stakeholders, The Indonesian Internet Governance Forum (ID-IGF) committee last August has met with Indonesian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Tifatul Sembiring who confirmed his support for the IGF 2013 in Bali.

Shita Laksmi (Deputy Chair of ID-IGF and Program Officer at Hivos Southeast Asia) in a press release said, “The active Indonesian Internet civil society invites the global civil society to join us in Bali for relevant debates and dialogue that matter to all internet users. The IGF is really important for better transparent and accountable Internet governance, globally.”

It’s an honor for me be invited as one of the panelists for this global event. I’ll be speaking in a session titled “Protecting Journalists, Bloggers, and Media Actors in the Digital Age” at October 24.

See you there!

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