my year of internet governance

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Reinvigorated by the recent participation to the 30C3 in Hamburg, I am now ready to take on board a few new initiatives around internet issues. In particular, it seems 2013 will be for me the internet governance year, as I will spend quite some time dealing with internet governance issues.

Since December 2013 and for a year, I will serve as member, and representative for Europe, of the Executive Committee of the Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) of the International Association of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). As per its description, NCUC "provides a voice and representation in ICANN processes to: non-profit organizations that serve non-commercial interests; nonprofit services such as education, philanthropies, consumer protection, community organizing, promotion of the arts, public interest policy advocacy, children's welfare, religion, scientific research, and human rights; public interest software concerns; families or individuals who register domain names for noncommercial personal use; and Internet users who are primarily concerned with the noncommercial, public interest aspects of domain name policy." You can find out more here.

I was also nominated to serve as one of the representatives of the academic community in the Steering Committee of 1net, among other things expected to feed the international conference on internet governance to be hosted by the Brazilian Federal government in April 23-24, 2014.