Media Coverage | February 17, 2015

John Savage Discusses Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance

In an interview with Phys.org, EWI Professorial Fellow John Savage discusses multi-stakeholder governance of cyberspace ahead of a presentation Savage gave at the American Association for the Advancement of Science on February 13

The concept of multi-stakeholder governance of the Internet was described by Savage and EWI Senior Vice President Bruce McConnell in a recent report "Exploring Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance."

Savage said that multi-stakeholder governance is necessary because "the Internet's capacity to empower individuals has caused a lot of governments to become alarmed. If they have the chance, many governments—potentially a majority of them—would prefer to limit the free flow of information and ideas." 

However, Savage maintained that the concept needs to be developed much further as multi-stakeholder governance remains "a fuzzy idea."

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To read the full interview, click here.