Written by- Reuters with Lia Timson, AFP
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Big internet companies were the clear winners at a global conference hosted by Brazil on the future management of the internet where most participants agreed it should remain a self-regulated space free of government intervention.
Convened by Brazil President Dilma Rousseff after revelations of US surveillance undermined trust in the internet, the two-day NETmundial conference concluded that governments, companies, academics, technicians and users should all have a say in where to go next.
It follows a campaign by a UN-backed group to shift control of the multistakeholder coalition that has shaped internet policy for decades to a less US-centric arrangement. The US last w...
Brasilia, 11/18/2013 - Sao Paulo will host on 23 and 24 April 2014, an international conference to discuss the new model of global internet governance. The proposal of the Federal Government was announced on the morning of Monday the Ministers of Communications, Paulo Bernardo, Science and Technology Marco Antonio Raupp, and Foreign Affairs, Luiz Alberto Figueiredo.
The idea for the meeting came from the speech of President Dilma Rousseff at the opening of the UN General Assembly, motivated by revelations that the U.S. government spied authorities and Brazilian companies.
According to Bernardo, the event will have a "non-governmental character" and will require a very wide convocation. "Governments are invited to participate, but will mainly be a multisectoral meeting also involving re...