Just-in-time reporting from digital policy events

DigitalWatch Just-in-time reporting from digital policy events

 

The global digital policy calendar is rich with conferences, public meetings, high-level meetings, and other discussions that shape the policy process.

The Digital Watch observatory has been reporting from digital policy discussions since 2015, with the aim of helping stakeholders follow the parallel debates, understand current and emerging issues, and explore the topics in more depth. The reporting initiatives also help bridge existing gaps in stakeholder participation, and overcome barriers created by policy silos.

The observatory provides just-in-time reports from select major events (such as the Internet Governance Forum), and other regional or national events. A team of 50 expert curators and rapporteurs, data analysts, editors, and multimedia specialists is behind the Digital Watch reporting initiatives.

Would you like to engage the Digital Watch reporting team to cover your event? Get in touch with us.

 

Archive of just-in-time reporting initiatives

In 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 the observatory undertook the following major just-in-time reporting initiatives:

IGF 2018 - Paris      

The 13th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum took place on 12-24 November 2018, in Paris, France, with the overarching theme 'Shaping your digital future'. As in previous years, the GIP reported from most workshops, and published IGF Daily newsletters on each day of the IGF, a final report, data analysis, illustrations, and other content, in addition to a full programme of activities.

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WTO Public Forum 2018 

The main theme of the WTO Public Forum 2018 was 'Trade 2030' with the sub-themes being: sustainable trade, technology-enabled trade, and a more inclusive trading system. The GIP reported from the forum, on 2-4 October 2018, from sessions related to digital policy.

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EuroDIG 2018 

The 11th annual meeting of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) took place on 5-6 June 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia. A team of GIP rapporteurs prepared session messages and reports. 

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UNCTAD E-Commerce Week 

The GIP Digital Watch observatory ran a just-in-time reporting initiative from UNCTAD E-Commerce Week in April 2018, reporting from most sessions and from the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy. 

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WSIS Forum 2018 IGF 2017

The GIP Digital Watch observatory provided just-in-time reporting from the WSIS Forum 2018 on 19-23 March 2018. The GIP's just-in-time reporting initiative was supported by ICANN and the Internet Society.

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IGF 2017 - Geneva

IGF 2017The 12th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum took place on 18-21 December 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland, with the overarching theme 'Shaping your digital future'. As in previous years, the GIP reported from most workshops, and published IGF Daily newsletters on each day of the IGF, a final report, data analysis, illustrations, and other content, in addition to a full programme of activities, including the Art@IGF exhibition.

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WTO Public Forum 2017

WTO Public Forum 2017The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Public Forum provides a platform for participants to discuss the latest developments in world trade and to propose ways of enhancing the multilateral trading system. The event regularly attracts over 1500 representatives from civil society, academia, business, the media, governments, parliaments, and intergovernmental organisations. The GIP reported from the 2017 WTO Public Forum, on 26-28 September, from sessions related to digital policy. 

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ICANN59 - Johannesburg

ICANN59The ICANN59 Policy Forum took place on 26-29 June 2017, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting gave ICANN supporting organisations and advisory committees the opportunity to have face-to-face discussions on various issues pertaining to ICANN's activity. The GIP provided thematic reports on issues ranging from new gTLD policies and geographical names, to accountability measures.

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WSIS Forum 2017

ICANN59The annual WSIS Forum is a global multistakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development. The GIP reported from WSIS Forum 2017 on 12-16 June. The reporting initiative was supported by ICANN and the Internet Society.

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EuroDIG 2017

ICANN59The 10th annual meeting of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) was held on 6-7 June 2017, in Tallinn, Estonia. The GIP provided 20 session reports on many topical issues, including cybersecurity and blockchain technology, privacy and digital rights, and development aspects.

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UNCTAD E-Commerce Week

UNCTAD E-commerce Week 2017In April 2017, the observatory provided just-in-time reporting from UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week. Over 15 reports covered various sessions, ranging from trade and investment promotion, to data flows and development.

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ICANN58 - Copenhagen

ICANN58ICANN's 58 Public Meeting took place on 11-16 March 2017, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting gave ICANN supporting organisations and advisory committees the opportunity to have face-to-face discussions on various issues pertaining to ICANN's activity. The GIP provided reports from the various sessions.

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11th Internet Governance Forum

IGF 2016In December 2016, the observatory provided just-in-time reporting from the 11th Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, with the aim of addressing the challenge faced by participants and the wider community, both at the IGF and online, to absorb the vast amount of information and data provided in numerous and parallel sessions and other activities. The Geneva Internet Platform's initiative was supported by the IGF Secretariat, ICANN, the Internet Society, and DiploFoundation.

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WTO Public Forum 2016

WTO Forum 2016The 2016 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum took place on 27-29 September, at the WTO's heardquarters in Geneva. Held under the theme 'Inclusive Trade', the Forum featured discussions on how to ensure that trade benefits everyone, with a particular emphasis on enabling women, innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises, to take advantage of the opportunities provided by trade. The observatory provided just-in-time reporting and a final report.

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WSIS Forum 2016

WSIS Forum 2015In May 2016, the observatory participated in and provided just-in-time reports from the WSIS Forum 2016. Access the following resources:

High-Level Meeting on the WSIS+10 Review Process

WSIS+10In December 2015, the observatory provided just-in-time reporting from the UN GA High-Level Meeting on the WSIS+10 Review Process. Access the resources:

10th Internet Governance Forum

IGF 2015In November 2015, the observatory participated extensively in the 10th Internet Governance Forum in Brazil, and developed the following resources:

 

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