UNESCO Guidelines for the governance of digital platforms Launched

Dear listers,

UNESCO has launched the Guidelines for the Governance of Digital Platforms.
These Guidelines outline a set of duties, responsibilities and roles for
States, digital platforms, intergovernmental organizations, civil society,
media, academia, the technical community and other stakeholders to enable
the environment where freedom of expression and information is at the core
of digital platforms governance processes. The Guidelines were produced
through a multi-stakeholder consultation that gathered more than 10,000
comments from 134 countries. These global-scale consultations fostered
inclusive participation, ensuring a diversity of voices to be heard,
including those from groups in situations of marginalization and
vulnerability. Cultivating an Internet of Trust is a shared responsibility
among all stakeholders. It calls upon us all to sustain an enabling
environment for freedom of expression and the right to information.

Read more – unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000387339

Victor Kapiyo
Partner | Lawmark Partners LLP
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