13 September 2010


Internet Governance Forum to Meet in Vilnius from 14 to 17 September 2010

Media invited to attend or participate remotely

VILNIUS/VIENNA, 13 September (UN Information Service) - More than 1,200 representatives from 115 countries will be attending the fifth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania from 14-17 September. They will be joined by others who will actively taking part in the Forum's discussions and workshops via remote participation.

The Internet Governance Forum brings together representatives of governments, international organizations, the Internet community, the private sector, civil society, and the media to discuss Internet-related public policy and governance issues. Some of the topics to be discussed are the management of critical Internet resources, access and diversity, security, openness and privacy, Internet Governance for development (IG4D), the way forward for Internet governance and the emerging issue of cloud computing.

Media representatives are invited to attend the following:

1. Opening of the Conference with the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications Eligijus Masiulis:

Venue: Main Session Conference Room, Hall 3

Time: 15:00 hrs, Tuesday 14 September 2010

2. Press Conference with IGF Chair the Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications Eligijus Masiulis and Assistant Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Venue: Press Conference Room, Hall 5

Time: 15:30 hours (approximately), Tuesday 14 September 2010

All sessions of the Internet Governance Forum are open to the media.

Facilities for journalists at the Lithiuanian Exhibition and Conference Centre (Litexpo)

There is a working area for journalists in the Media Centre with Wireless Internet access. There are 10 work stations for electronic media in a special room in the Media Centre with access to HOST TV signal PAL SDI (audio embedded). Here journalists can watch the plenary room sessions and also get feeds from the press conference room and also highlights from the best interviews and video information about Lithuania.

Webcasting will be available at webcast.intgovforum.org

Remote participation at the conference and press conferences is possible via www.intgovforum.org/cms/remote-participation

For media accreditation go to: Online Registration for Journalists

For more information on the Vilnius agenda and other information on the meeting go to the Internet Governance Forum at www.intgovforum.org, as well as the host country website for the meeting at www.igf2010.lt

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For further information please contact:

Maher Nasser
IGF Spokesperson
Mobile: (+370) 61312033
Email: maher.nasser@unvienna.org


Frank Kuwonu
Mobile (+370) 61309639


Anne Thomas
Mobile: (+370) 61318266
Email: anne.thomas@unvienna.org