[governance] [bestbits] Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, elected co-chairman of Global Internet Governance Alliance
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Thu Jul 2 09:44:22 EDT 2015
On Thu, 2 Jul 2015 07:46:33 -0400
"Tracy F. Hackshaw @ Google" <tracyhackshaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is GIGA the new name of the NETmundial Initiative Coordinating
> Council or is it something different?
I think that "GIGA" is probably the result of the following four-step
1. Someone translated "NETmundial initiative" into Chinese.
2. Someone else translated that Chinese translation back into English,
with a result of "Global Internet Governance Alliance".
3. A third person used "GIGA" as an informal shorthand for "Global
Internet Governance Alliance".
4. A fourth person thought that "Global Internet Governance Alliance"
and "GIGA" were the official name and official acronym.
> Same meeting date. Same
> On 1 July 2015 at 18:34, Lorena Jaume-Palasi <lorena at collaboratory.de>
> > FYI
> > http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-07/01/c_134373596.htm
> > SAO PAULO, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Jack Ma, founder of China's
> > ecommerce giant Alibaba, was elected co-chairman of the Global
> > Internet Governance Alliance (GIGA) at the first general meeting of
> > GIGA council held here Tuesday.
> > "This election signifies trust in China's Internet, and how China
> > governs its Internet," said Ma.
> > The meeting was set to discuss key issues related to international
> > cooperation on Internet governance while highlighting China's role.
> > Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff had called for a just and equal
> > global Internet environment and regarded China as the "key factor
> > to the success of global Internet governance," said Fadi Chehade,
> > president of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
> > Numbers (ICANN).
> > Rousseff had suggested he find Chinese partners for cooperation,
> > Chehade said.
> > To establish a multiple-stakeholder platform, Chehade said that
> > dialogues among different partners should be improved, the platform
> > should be transparent and just, and all stakeholders should be able
> > to equally participate in global Internet governance.
> > GIGA is co-sponsored by ICANN, the Brazilian Internet Steering
> > Committee and the World Economic Forum to provide a platform for
> > the discussion of Internet governance solutions.
> > --
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