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Elon team documenting Internet Governance Forum in Brazil

Elon's Imagining the Internet team is interviewing people from around the world at the 10th annual IGF facilitated by the United Nations. 

Elon's Imagining the Internet team at the IGF 2015 in Brazil: (l-r) Aaron Moger, Paige Pauroso, Michael Bodley, Gary Grumbach, Jackie Pascale, Leena Dahal, Jacob LaPlante and Kenn Gaither.
A documentary journalism team from Elon’s Imagining the Internet Center is conducting ethnographic video research at the UN-facilitated Global Internet Governance Forum in João Pessoa, Brazil, during the week of Nov. 9-13.

IGF annually draws nearly 1,500 participants from government, business, academia, the technology sector and civil society who gather to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions aimed at building the best global future. IGF is one of the processes of the UN’s World Summit on the Information Society, aimed at contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

You can find the Imagining the Internet team’s work online here: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/imagining/event-coverage/global_igf_2015/default.xhtml

Paige Pauroso and Jacob LaPlante conduct an interview at the Internet Governance Forum in Joao Passoa, Brazil.
The Elon documentary research contingent is being led by Kenn Gaither, associate dean of the School of Communications, and Aaron Moger, Elon’s assistant director for video production. Student researchers include Michael Bodley, Leena Dahal, Gary Grumbach, Jacob LaPlante, Jackie Pascale and Paige Pauroso. 

The enterprise is being planned and managed by Janna Anderson, director of the Imagining the Internet Center and professor of communications. To read more about IGF or to connect to IGF’s streaming video from some live events see the official site: http://www.intgovforum.org/

Elon’s team of student documentarians is conducting a video survey at IGF to measure experts’ attitudes regarding the key issues tied to the future of the Internet. Travel expenses are being funded by the Imagining the Internet Center and the School of Communications.

To see Imagining the Internet’s coverage of previous global IGF meetings see:

http://www.elon.edu/e-web/imagining/event-coverage/global-igf/default.xhtml

 

Dan Anderson,
Staff
11/11/2015 8:20 AM