Brazil has become the first country in the world to hold an Internet summit. More than 800 organizations and companies attended the event from 85 different countries across the world.
Speaking at the summit, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff stated that her country struggles to exclude internet from the initiative of specific companies and scattered authorities to make it more global and democratic.
Rousseff also stressed that internet regulation is an urgent duty for the world which should be prepared as soon as possible. The new internet regulations became the common quest for the world, must guarantee freedom of expression, human rights and the sovereignty of the countries principles, she added.
The summit attracted the great attention from Internet leaders such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and a number of software companies, universities and technical professionals as well.
Tim Berners-Lee, director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) began his speech by expressing his appreciations about Brazil's attempt to draw attention to the growing internet problem.
“Freedom of expression is a crucial right, but it has to be coupled on the network with a complementary right to privacy,” Berners-Lee added.
Director of Information and Communication Technologies Authority bunun kaısaltması varsa parantez içine ekler misin? Tayfun Acarer represented Turkey at the summit.
BRAZIL, SAO PAULO, 23 APR 2014
VAR of the attendees coming to the conference room
VAR images from the hall
VAR of the Roussef's speech
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