The Internet for the Next Generation

The Council of Europe, along with two other bodies, has submitted a draft code of good practice on access to information and transparency in internet governance at the Internet Governance Forum in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

The document sets out principles and guidelines and provides ideas that can be used by internet governance authorities when examining their own experiences of decision-making and participation.

Meanwhile, the UN Under-Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs, Sha Zukang, has said that while recognising the powerful role of young people in planning the future of the internet, people should be aware of the threats to their well being.

With his final report from IGF 2009, here is the Council of Europe’s Charles Amponsah.