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Internet governance meeting in Brazil

Adam Peake attended NETmudial “Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance”, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 23-24 April, as a member of the meeting’s Executive Multistakeholder Committee. Conference website Video of the closing ceremony NETmundial “Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance”. The meeting developed a set of universal principles for Internet governance and proposed a roadmap for the future development of the Internet governance ecosystem. NETmundial was opened by Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. During the opening ceremony the President also signed into law “Marco Civil da Internet”, new legislation that established principles and rights for the use of Internet in Brazil, an Internet Bill of Rights. The Executive Multistakeholder Committee was responsible for the agenda of the meeting, its format, and the process that developed the meeting outcome documents, which were derived from more that 180 substantive contributions and 1,370 comments received from the global Internet community.