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ICT businesses to tackle policy at global forum in Bali

  • Mariel Grazella

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 2 2013   /  12:03 pm

Indonesia will host the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) — an annual global meeting on Internet policies — this October in Bali, and local businesses in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector say they will push to abolish regulations that constrain growth.

The forum, established by the UN in 2006, will be attended by representatives of governments and civil society organizations from various nations to discuss policies connected to the Internet.

Sammy Pangerapan, the chairman of the Association of Internet Service Providers (APJII), said that private sector interests at the forum would ask for legal certainties in conducting business.

Sammy, along with representatives from the Indonesian government and civil society organizations, such as the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (Elsam), is currently attending the two-day Multi-stakeholder...