Internet governance resource centre

GFMD's Internet governance resource centre compiles reports, toolkits, events, and other resources to support organisations working at the intersection between media support and Internet governance.


Welcome to our Internet governance resource centre.

At GFMD, we recognise that the relationship between journalism and digital technology in today’s world is nothing less than intrinsic. Given that contemporary news media and journalism organisations produce and distribute content as well as interact with their audiences through digital technologies, the future, overall sustainability, and even existence of professional journalism and news media is now inextricably linked to the way different layers of the Internet are regulated and managed.

From the spread of disinformation and misinformation to the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI), Internet policy and governance is increasingly becoming an area relevant to the journalism support and media development community.

To help stakeholders in media development, journalism support, and Internet governance navigate the ever-more intrinsic relationship between news media sustainability and Internet governance, we have developed this resource centre full of valuable tools, tips, research, reports, events, and more. Reflecting the complex relationship between the two industries, the centre is divided into the following categories:

The list is curated by the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) with input from our members and the Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media (DC-Sustainability). If you would like to add any resources to the collection, please get in touch at

See our 10 FAQs on Internet Governance here.

The multi-stakeholder model in Internet policy-making

A foundational ethos of Internet policy-making is the multi-stakeholder model.

It is an open, inclusive, bottom-up mechanism where all interested individuals and groups can collaborate together based on transparency and accountability to discuss common issues and generate robust, holistic solutions based on dialogue and consensus.

For more information, see:

  • Exploring Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance (EastWest Institute)

  • Best Practice Forum on Strengthening Multistakeholder Participation Mechanisms (IGF 2015)

  • Internet Governance – Why the Multistakeholder Approach Works (ISOC)

  • Multistakeholderism in Action: Analysing Indian Engagement at Global Internet Governance Institutions (CCG Delhi)

  • What if we all governed the Internet? Advancing multistakeholder participation in Internet governance (UNESCO)

  • Who Runs the Internet? The Global Multi-stakeholder Model of Internet Governance (CIGI)

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