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Video: Who Controls the Internet?

Categories: Human Rights, Internet governance, Law
Cloud cartoon from Fundacion Karisma video. [1]

Cloud cartoon by Fundacion Karisma (CC BY-SA)

This original version of this post appeared on RedPaTodos [2], in Spanish.

We all know how important the Internet is, but we know less about how it is controlled, something fundamental to defending it. The term “Internet governance” refers specifically to the development and application of principles, norms, policies, procedures, and programs that have contributed to the evolution of the Internet and how it is used. To teach users more about Internet governance, Colombian NGO Fundación Karisma [3], with financial support from Mozilla, created this video [4]. Volunteers from Fundación Karisma and Global Voices translated the script into English.

Note: If English subtitles to not automatically appear, click the language tab on the lower left side of the video screen and select “English”.

Post translated by Ellery Biddle.