Multilingualism in Cyberspace

18 November 2009 - A Workshop on Diversity in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt


The Round table proposes to share the best practices of the Arabic Script IDN Working Group to create an IDN table for the implementation of the Arabic script. The aim of the round table is to build from the experience of the ASIWG and promote the creation of other similar groups in different languages and script areas. 

Panelists are as follows:

• Tarek Shawki – Director UNESCO Cairo
• Sohair Wastawy – Bibliotheca Alexandrina
• Ram Mohan, Affilias
• Theresa Swinehart, ICANN
• UNESCWA Ayman el-sherbiny

The round table will build from the experience of the previous sessions on multilingualism and focus on the implementation of multilingual domain names. 
Stakeholders are invited to present their best practices and search for synergies to create a true multilingual internet domain name system.