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Alibaba founder, Jack Ma joins GIGA council

Founder of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, has been elected co-chairman of the Global Internet Governance Alliance (GIGA) at the first general meeting of GIGA council held in Sa Paulo, reports ITRealms.

Coordinator, Global Internet Governance Alliance (GIGA), Lorena Jaume-Palasí ,in a press statement quoted Ma as saying "This election signifies trust in China's Internet, and how China governs its Internet."

The Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in her address, urged for a just and equitable global Internet environment.

For Fadi Chehade, president, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) this is "key factor to the success of global Internet governance."

According to Chehade, in order to establish a multistakeholder platform, dialogues across different partners should be improved, the platform should be transparent and just, and all stakeholders should be able to equally participate in global Internet governance.

ITRealms recalls that GIGA is co-sponsored by ICANN, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee and the World Economic Forum to provide a platform for the discussion of Internet governance solutions. 

+Remmy Nweke (ITRealms) 
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