Diplo is participating in the third annual meeting of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Internet Governance Forum (BHIGF), held in Sarajevo, on 11–12 December. Ms Sorina Teleanu, Diplo's Digital Policy Senior Researcher, will join the discussions with the local community, and will contribute the youth pre-event, delivering a presentation on capacity development in Internet governance and coordinating an IGF simulation exercise.
BHIGF 2017, this year at its third edition, will be held under the theme 'The network effect: from infrastructure to children'. Sessions will focus on the sharing of perspectives of different Internet governance stakeholders, expose the findings of relevant researches at national, regional, and global level. The emphasis will be put on strategic aspects of Internet infrastructures, the importance of equal and affordable access to technologies and information as a pre-condition for a meaningful access of all citizens to the knowledge society, as well as children and online content regulation, intermediary responsibility, safety online, Internet economy and, human rights implications in the Bosnia and Herzegovina landscape.
Day 0 of the BHIGF, on the theme 'Internet governance compase, or what you need to know to navigate the Internet governance landscape' will be dedicated to students. The aim of this pre-event is to introduce students to the BHIGF, this years' topics, and Internet governance in general.