The IGF conferences proved their utility as global discussion platforms in terms of bringing all stakeholders around the same issue in a bottom up and open process. It is equally important to debate Internet issues at the national level with the participation of government, private sector, civil society, academia and technical community. There is a need to create an open multi-stakeholder platform in Lebanon to discuss the economic and social impact of the Internet and its governance mechanism.

Lebanon is considered a suitable environment for freedom and governance of internet due to a vibrant private sector ICT companies, civil society actors, and Internet experts. Outputs from the Lebanon IGF will be presented to the Internet Governance Forum. Such platform would foster national multistakeholder dialogue and collaboration with the global Internet community on public policy for the Internet.

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