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Global IGF 2008 – Video from Day Four: The discussion of Emerging Issues and the future of the Internet

Lau Speaking IGF 2008 PhotoThis session, led by S.V. Raghavan, chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee for the National Knowledge Network of the government of India, addresses overlapping issues that lie ahead for the Internet.

Leading participants included Stephen Lau, CEO of Electronic Data Systems Corporation in Hong Kong, pictured at right; Ian Peter, a co-coordinator of the civil society group the Internet Governance Caucus; Herbert Heitmann, director of global communications at SAP; and Heather Creech of the International Institute for Sustainable Development. In addition to their contributions, the people in the audience for the session were also involved in the dialogue on emerging issues.

The video clips included here are a remote capture of the live web-video stream produced from IGF. The files have some dropouts, freezes, and other glitches, but for the most part the video and audio are clean and clear. Special thanks to the technical advisers who handled the video streaming from IGF to allow remote participants to play a role.

Due to technical limitations on the receiving end, some segments of the session are missing. The link to a UN PDF of the full transcript is included below. The clips here are from the concluding segment. The moderator for the session was Jonathan Charles, a journalist with the BBC.

These are QuickTime video files that require a high-speed connection. We will later link them on YouTube in a smaller, more convenient file size.

> Video clip 1: Introduction to session by host Jonathan Charles
> Video clip 2: Opening statement by S.V. Raghavan, India’s National Knowledge Network
> Video clip 3: Statement by panelist Ian Peter, co-coordinator Internet Governance Caucus
> Video clip 4: Statement by panelist Herbert Heitmann, global comm director for SAP
> Video clip 5: Miriam Nisbet of UNESCO, UN communication and information sector
> Video clip 6: Rabia Abdelhrim-Chikh of Environment Development Action, Senegal
> Video clip 7: Ian Peter and S.V. Raghavan comment
> Video clip 8: David Wood, World Broadcasting Union; Peter Hellmonds, Nokia
> Video clip 9: Charles comments; Bertrand de La Chapelle, government of France
> Video clip 10: Jayalakshimi Chittoor, Center for Science Development and Media Studies, India
> Video clip 11: Gurumurthy Kasinathan, IT for Change, India
> Video clip 12: Jean-Jacques Subrenat, ICANN board of directors
> Video clip 13: Council of Europe video contribution to the discussion
> Video clip 14: Ian Peter addresses principles, rights and technical coordination
> Video clip 15: S.V. Raghavan comment; David Appasamy, Sify Technologies
> Video clip 16: Stephen Lau discusses the Day 3 topic of Critical Internet Resources
> Video clip 17: Peter, Heitmann and Creech – the panel summation
> Video clip 18: Lau’s final remarks
> Video clip 19: Raghavan’s final remarks

Full UN transcript of the Day Four discussion of Emerging Issues

Additional information can be found on the IGF site.

Panel Discussion IGF 2008