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Some old, some new: the 2012 MAG
by Sam Dickinson | 5 Jun 2012 |
A breakdown of who sits on the IGF's agenda-setting body
The IGF MAG has had a difficult couple of years. The UN has failed to replace former special adviser Nitin Desai who acted as its chair, and also chose not to perform the annual rotation of members in 2011, leaving the previous year's members in place and in limbo.
The 2012 MAG was supposed to be announced in time for new members to attend the first preparatory meeting February, but delays in groups submitting nominations meant the 2010 MAG was called on once again.
Finally, on 25 April 2012, the UN announced the composition of the new MAG for 2012, just in time for all the new members to find flights and accommodation in Geneva for the second preparatory meeting, 16-17 May 2012. So who are the new MAG members whom the Internet governance community waited so long to finally have announced?
The 2012 MAG comprises: