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Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication @ Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) Macao, China 2015

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication will join Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) 2015 to Macao (China) from 30 June to 5 July 2015.

AHM Bazlur Rahman- S21BR, Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication will accompany H E Hasanul Huq Inu MP, Hon’ble Minister for Ministry of Information and Chairperson of Bangladesh UN Internet Governance Forum(BIGF) of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh as a member of Bangladesh delegation from Community Media Sector.

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is one of the key regional initiatives on Internet governance which provides an open platform for multi-stakeholders to discuss and identify issues and priorities, and ultimately advances the development of Internet governance in the Asia Pacific region as well as bring forward and contribute to the wider global Internet community.

Our community has grown significantly since initiated in 2010 and we are now bringing together over 300 multi-stakeholders across the region every year to advance the Internet governance development. In addition, our effort in engaging the next generation on the Internet governance discussions is also well recognised with the Youth IGF being held in parallel.

APrIGF 2015 will be held from 30 June to 3 July at the Macau University of Science & Technology, Macao, hosted by HNET.Asia – the registry for the “.mo” ccTLD of Macau – and by the Macau High Technology Industry Chamber. It will be held in conjunction with an annual local telecommunications event,CommunicMacau Expo, from 3 to 5 July 2015.

With the many recent developments of the Internet such as the IANA stewardship transition and the discussion of post-2015 development agenda, etc, APrIGF 2015 will definitely be the good platform for all these important discussions.

2015 Working Themes: After considering the community inputs and also the IGF MAG discussion, our APrIGF MSG has decided to adopt the overarching and sub-themes from the global IGF with additional contribution from APrIGF community as the working themes for Macao 2015.

Main Theme: “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”.Cybersecurity and Trust; Internet Economy; Inclusiveness and Diversity; Openness;Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation; Internet and Human Rights; Critical Internet Resources; Emerging Issues;IANA Stewardship Transition.