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A new Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) was announced today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt has been named as chair for the GCIG.

The GCIG has been founded by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Royal Institute of International Affairs as a two-year initiative to “produce a comprehensive stand on the future of multi-stakeholder internet governance.” The organization will have at least 25 members from around the world who are experts in the fields such as government policy and academia.

The idea behind the GCIG is that...

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