Washington DC and the GNI Learning Forum. I cancelled my flight due to "Mr" Flu. NAF's webcast sand #gni2012 tweets and since I've been there before I felt like I was in the room. Lots of salient comments and questions have been raised, while through twitter, I asked the multi-stakeholder tongue in cheek theory question:
How do you plan to convince governments to be part of your initiative? Because of brevity of a tweet, I asked if GNI is a multistakeholder oraginsation (companies and civil society/NGOs) should it not have member states as stakeholders (blindly following the model of multi-stakeholders : govts, business, civil society: internet technical community and academia) I got a perfect answer I was looking for: Ebele Okobi that it would make the GNI look as an instrument of certain governments". Bob Boorstin says that there is a conflict of interests - when GNI deals against goverments.
In few years though, GNI would stage a discussion forum and have something to suggest to Governments world-wide.
On this side of the Atlantic @#eurodig2012 Neelie Kroes - VP for EC Digital Agenda gives her statement on Internet Governace.
Tomorrow I'll be talking about liberal internet governance: http://www.eurodig.org/eurodig-2012/programme/plenary/plenary-7