The following article is the first of a series of working papers published by the Internet Policy Observatory at CGCS. These working papers explore global policies of the Internet with a focus on the global south. This article, developed by Milton Mueller from Syracuse University and Ben Wagner from CGCS, looks at the process running up to the Brazilian summit in April 2014, and puts these Internet governance developments into a historical context.
In August 2016, the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) merged with the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication (PARGC) to form the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC). This archival website serves as a record of the events, publications, and other materials created by and for CGCS from 2006-2016. For more information about current work, please visit the websites of CARGC or the Annenberg School for Communication.