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The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) was created by Interministerial Ordinance 147 of 31 May 1995, which was amended by Presidential Decree 4,829 of 3 September 2003, with the purpose of coordinating and integrating all internet service initiatives in Brazil, as well as promoting technical quality, innovation and the dissemination of the services available.
CGI.br is comprised of members from the government, the corporate sector, civil society and the academic community, and as such constitutes a unique internet governance model for the effective participation of society in decisions involving network implementation, management and use. Based on the principles of multilateralism, transparency and democracy, since July 2004 CGI.br has been democratically electing representatives from civil society to participate in discussions and to debate priorities for the internet together with the government.
On the anniversary of the 2006 Thai coup, protesters will once again gather at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, to call for political changes and democratic reforms. Students as young as 14 years old have been at the forefront of the protests, with some groups demanding ten key reforms, among them the revocation of the lese-majeste law and the pardoning of all those jailed due to this law.