[bestbits] Announcing: Pakistan Country IGF

Mishi Choudhary mishi at softwarefreedom.org
Sat Feb 20 15:52:40 EST 2016

Congratulations!  Please let us know how can we help.

P.S. You are way ahead of us in your neighborhood who have a MAG but no
Indian IGF.

On 02/19/2016 06:23 AM, Lea Kaspar wrote:
> Dear Sadaf, 
> Congrats for this initiative and thank you for sharing. It's great to
> see further proliferation of national IGFs across the world. I'm
> assuming this is on the radar of the IGF Secretariat? It's important for
> these initiatives to feed back into the global IGF and there are a
> number of IGF MAG members have been actively involved in making this
> link more relevant and robust. My personal experience in national IGFs
> is limited to the UK example, but I know there are others on the MAG who
> would be more than happy to provide guidance and advice. Let me know if
> you would like me to forward this info to the MAG list.
> Best and good luck!
> *Lea Kaspar*
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> On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 10:51 AM, Sadaf Khan <sadaf.baig03 at gmail.com
> <mailto:sadaf.baig03 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Dear All, 
>     We are very happy to announce that we are planning to initiate
>     *Pakistan Country Internet Governance Forum* this year. We hope to
>     organize first yearly event in September 2016. 
>     Several civil society organizations including Media Matters for
>     Democracy, Bytes for All, Pakistan and Internet Policy Observatory
>     of Pakistan (IPOP) and other relevant stakeholders are collaborating
>     for this purpose. PakIGF is going to be a collaborative
>     multi-stakeholder effort. While we already have ICANN onboard, we
>     are reaching out to several international organizations, local
>     universities, government authorities and other institutions seeking
>     collaborations and support to organize Pakistan Country IGF. A
>     Multi-stakehodler Advisory Group (MAG) will be announced by the end
>     of March 2016. The event website will soon be live on www.pakigf.pk
>     <http://www.pakigf.pk/>.
>     We will be keeping everyone in the loop and welcome ideas and
>     feedback from other organisations who have arranged national IGFs in
>     other countries to make sure that we can arrange an event that
>     successfully enriches the internet governance policy debates in
>     Pakistan.
>     With Regards,
>     *Sadaf Khan*
>     *Director Programs*
>     *Media Matters for Democracy *
>     mediamatters.pk <http://mediamatters.pk> | mediamatterspakistan.org
>     <http://mediamatterspakistan.org>|@mmfd_pak
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