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Internet Governance Glossary


5.10 Cultural and linguistic diversity

Policy measures to guarantee that every cultural and linguistic community can be represented in the Internet under all its dimensions: governance, infrastructure, economic, legal and socio-cultural.


Multilingualism is a key concept in terms of ensuring cultural diversity and participation for all linguistic groups in cyberspace. The promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity requires among others:

  • Stimulating respect for cultural identity, traditions and religions,
  • Appropriate governance frameworks,
  • Development language technologies, including machine translation and automatic interpretation.