Does the World Belong to the Young? The Role of Youth in the IGF
23 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2017
Date Written: December 2016
"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create. That is the source of power in this century." This declaration is from a commencement speech given by Barack Obama at the New Economic School in Russia on July 7, 2009 (Crawford, 2016). While we can all certainly agree that the future belongs to young people, the question remains, do we really allow them to have a say in shaping the future they will live in? This question guides our research as we try to unveil the role of youth in shaping the future of the Internet, focusing on the case study of youth involvement in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
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