By Solana Larsen | Nov. 26, 2019 | Internet Health Report
This week in Berlin more than 6,000 people representing governments, companies and civil society organizations have registered with the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to discuss the big challenges and opportunities surrounding the internet worldwide.
The Internet Health Report team is here with colleagues from the Mozilla Berlin office meeting people from around the world who research and work on internet issues in countless contexts. One of them is Ilja Sperling (@fubits) who works for Ranking Digital Rights. On his personal website, he has built a rudimentary search engine of registered attendees listed on the IGF website.
Together, we did some quick analysis of the registration list. You can try it too.
Who is here?
It’s raw data, so keep in mind that even basic differences in spelling can throw off numbers. The list is from the morning of November 26, so numbers may increase later in the week. After filtering out venue staff and others unlikely to be participants, we estimated the number of registrants to be 6,462.
What is the balance between government and civil society?
Who are the most well-represented organizations registered in terms of numbers?
What does it mean?
What are your questions, or what did you discover yourself? Feel free to share reflections in comments below.