The digital convergence means that how the Internet develops going forward — both in terms of policy and technology — will shape the very environment in which all other media operate. This report makes the case to the media development community that they can, and must, engage in the decision-making bodies that are shaping Internet governance (IG) to ensure that the Internet — and the growing media sphere it sustains — remains open, pluralistic, and democratic.
• The media development community can work to improve the global enabling environment for media by actively engaging in Internet governance.
• Policy issues being discussed at ICANN, IGF, ITU, IETF, and IEEE could greatly benefit from the input of those with media development experience.
• Multistakeholder Internet governance presents a unique opportunity for the media development community to actively shape the future media ecosystem.