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OUTCOME DOCUMENT. Date : 25-29 May 2015

1) Title of the session

Organizing an Internet Social Forum

2) Name of Organizations organizing the session.

Just Net Coalition / Association for Proper Internet Governance

3) Main outcomes highlighting the following:

I. Debated Issues

  • Report from ISF workshop at the World Social Forum in Tunis in March 2015.
  • Visions for the Internet Social Forum on the basis of the Tunis Call for a People’s Internet,

Please provide two important quotes from the session and the names & organization of the person you are quoting.

“This Internet we want will allow access and share to full rights to data, information, knowledge and best practices for community development. This social, community or people’s Internet is a bottom- up process alliance involving all concerned social groups in different parts of the world.“ (Ahmed Eisa, Gedaref Digital City Organization,

“To address corporate control and non-democratic approaches to internet governance, internet activists need to step away from rhetoric and podiums, and seek to engage meaningfully with a variety of global movements. This is the internet social forum we need.” (Shawna Finnegan, Association for Progressive Communications)

III. Main Outcomes of the Session highlighting

  • An organizing committee for the Internet Social Forum is in the process of being set up.
  • The Internet Social Forum itself is like a big frame, providing opportunities for different points within that frame to be pursued.

IV. Main linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals

Developing a people’s agenda for the Internet – as proposed in the vision for  Internet Social Forum – and then implementing it, is of essential importance for thesocial sustainability aspect of the sustainable development process.

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