This seminar looks at the challenges posed by the increasing trend to address global internet governance with local policy instruments and institutions. While there are concerns around increased jurisdictional concerns that emerge from the national sphere, the international regime is progressively institutionalized.
Today, internet governance debates reach the highest policy levels and are prominently covered by the general media. This newly gained prominence of internet governance debates in national policy agendas raises several questions. What are the regulatory and the institutional building blocks for these debates? How are these domestic debates articulating with global Internet policy discussions and its institutions? Which stakeholders are being represented and how in these debates in the Latin America? What are the mechanisms for policy coordination within the region? Have the mechanisms for policy coordination between the national, regional and international spheres been effective? What are the main challenges for the international Internet regime? How to protect the balance between national jurisdictional issues while avoiding Internet fragmentation?