Istanbul, Turkey, 2 September 2014: Present throughout the meeting, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) team has managed to attract interest in and attention to the growing role of Digital Geneva.

Geneva is now clearly a lead city actor on the global digital map. 

At the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Dr Jovan Kurbalija and the GIP team have been particularly active in promoting the role of the Swiss city in future digital negotiations, especially regarding crucial questions like the neutrality of the Internet.

Dr Kurbalija and his team are involved in several panels; the overview is available at

This presence in Istanbul is an ‘avant garde’ of the upcoming Geneva Internet Conference (GIC) to be held on 18 and 19 November 2014, with support from the Swiss Authorities, prestigious guests and speakers, and the Geneva-based international community.

The IGF is a prominent UN-founded global forum for open discussions of Internet policy, assisting policymakers and decision-shapers in meaningful Internet policies.

The IGF ended on Friday, 5th September 2014.

GIP contact in Istanbul: Dr Tereza Horejsova, +41 (0)79 85 84 496,


Related actors:

The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM, Canton of Geneva, ETH-Zürich, and the University of Geneva

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