The ninth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) ran from 1-5 September in Istanbul, Turkey, attracting nearly 2,500 participants on-site and more than 1,000 online to participate in wide-ranging Internet governance discussions. As part of ongoing efforts to ensure a strong technical community voice in IGF discussions, the RIPE NCC funded the participation of several key community members from across the service region. This article brings together some of their impressions and feedback from the event.
Chris Buckridge is Senior External Relations Officer for the RIPE NCC. This role involves engaging the broad range of RIPE NCC stakeholders, including RIPE NCC members, governments, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and international organisations such as the United Nations, the European Commission, the OECD and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). He has worked for the RIPE NCC since 2006, and has been part of the External Relations team since 2010.
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