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Global internet governance as a new common agenda for BRICS states: proposals for shaping BRICS agenda for 2014-2015

Vladimir Orlov

Currently there is no need to stress the fact that BRICS states have become on the most massive and at the same time the most rapidly growing segments of the global internet community. Enough to mention that in 2013 total number of internet users in BRICS states exceeded 700 mln (or 30% of the world’s internet audience) while still experiencing a meteor growth ranging from 10 to 41%. The total contribution of the internet sector to BRICS economies in 2013 topped $500 bln, and yet the forecasts say it will double by 2015. In the nearest future BRICS will represent the most numerous and active part of the “digital society” of XXI century.

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BRICS Academic Forum, Rio-de-Janeiro, March 16 – 19, 2014