As I'm just back from Egypt, my thoughts are on international issues — including how the internet is governed.
The fact is, everyone agrees that the Internet has become an essential part of our society and at the heart of the everyday activities of citizens, businesses and governments. It's relevant to many different areas of policy too: security, privacy, consumer protection, human rights, you name it. And the way it's run, the institutional landscape, is correspondingly complex: with so many public and private organisations dealing with different aspects.
So "Internet governance" isn't an esoteric or arcane discipline: it affects everyone. All those people whose lives are every day influenced by the Internet should be able to be informed about those debates, and have their voice heard in them.