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A global commission has been launched with the aim of coming up with a comprehensive stance on internet governance.

Announced today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the commission is a two-year initiative put together by think tank the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

Chaired by Swedish minister of foreign affairs Carl Bildt, the commission will include about 25 members drawn from various fields and from around the world, including policy and government, academia and civil society.

The commission’s organisers claim that it will encourage globally inclusive public discussions and debates on the future of Internet...

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