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L’aspect « liberté de presse » dans la gouvernance de l’Internet

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L’aspect « liberté de presse » dans la gouvernance de l’Internet

Dans le vaste champ des droits de l’homme, la liberté d’expression et sa composante fondamentale qu’est la liberté de presse s’impliquent nécessairement dans la gouvernance de l’Internet.

Au cours de la 9è réunion du FGI à Istanbul (Turquie), l’ONG Comité pour la Protection des Journalistes (CPJ) a proposé une table ronde pour explorer le rôle des différents acteurs (sociétés de technologies, gouvernement, milieux universitaires, journalistes et organisations de médias), dans la…

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Posted by Virgile Ahissou on October 16, 2014 at 1:31pm

Who are the stakeholders?

Grace posted some interesting ideas on Multistakeholderism yesterday, on which I've just commented.

On Friday last week I read the article referred to below on the BBC website. I noticed what appeared to be an important omission if we're considering "stakeholders" and reaching a sound decision based on discussion which includes all available perspectives. I would be interested to hear what other people think.

On 10th August on the BBC website I found…

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Posted by Deirdre Williams on October 15, 2014 at 4:53pm

Developing Trust in Multistakeholderism

Multistakeholderism (MS) and what it constitutes continues to be a topic of interest in many internet governance discussions and gatherings.

 

In the recently concluded IGF 2014 in Istanbul, I was one of the panelists in the session Developing meaningful multistakeholder participation mechanism http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/igf-2014/schedule-igf2014

 

Prior to speaking in…

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Posted by Grace Githaiga on October 14, 2014 at 2:41pm — 1 Comment

Lack of transparency of the Internet infrastructure can lead to investment inefficiencies

While network operators are fierce competitors, the nature of the Internet dictates that they must also co-operate, and there is a need for technical co-ordination to ensure efficient inter-networking. Several participants within IG circle stressed that the lack of information in the public domain in the telecommunication and Internet sectors led to large inefficiencies in these markets during the “Internet bubble”. For example, in the late 1990s, network operators invested…

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Posted by Wisdom Kwasi Donkor on October 10, 2014 at 4:09pm

Socio-cultural Factors

Socio-cultural factors are influences derived from the customs, traditions, perceptions and beliefs of an individual’s culture and can be a key determinant in whether or not a person even agrees to seek care and use the devices. To increase the usability of a design, a device should fit seamlessly into societal norms by not resembling anything with a negative social connotation, not disrupting gender roles and…

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Posted by Wisdom Kwasi Donkor on October 9, 2014 at 5:19pm

Social/Economic Factors Shaping the Future of the Internet

Today’s Internet is the sum of all the Public and Private investment, activities, decisions, inventions and creativity of billion users, over 23000 autonomous systems, and countless creators and innovators.

In a relatively short time, the Internet has become a fundamental infrastructure for our economies and societies and, as a result, raises increasingly important policy issues across a broad range of economic and social dimensions. Three main trends are increasingly influencing the…

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Posted by Wisdom Kwasi Donkor on October 9, 2014 at 1:21pm

LE MULTILINGUISME, FACTEUR CLE D’UNE BONNE GOUVERNANCE D’INTERNET / Mamadou LO

Le multilinguisme est au cœur du débat sur la gouvernance d’internet. Le sujet a été évoqué  lors de la 9ème édition du Forum sur la Gouvernance d’Internet qui a eu lieu à Istanbul du 1er au 5 Septembre 2014 sous le thème « Languages on the Move : Deploying Multilingualism in the Net » La diversité des populations au niveau mondiale se traduit par une diversité linguistique rendant complexe et sensible toute communication en direction des peuples. La compréhension et la…

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Posted by Mamadou LO on October 7, 2014 at 11:21am

Growth of Mobile Internet, if well regulated, presents numerous opportunities for Africa's economic growth

Growth of Mobile Internet in Africa calls for a supportive regulatory and policy framework.

The sustained growth of mobile telephony and increased penetration of smart devices is the future of Africa's e-economy.It is expected to play a critical role in Africa’s sociology-economic prosperity. According to The GSMA’s…

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Posted by Robert Andrew on October 5, 2014 at 3:50pm — 2 Comments

The Need to Enhance Internet Access and Use for Challenged People

Did you know the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul ,Turkey, held between 2-5 September 2014, under the theme Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance?

I was glad to see that both the Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD) meeting and Workshop 99 on digital inclusion policy for the forgotten billion, at the IGF 2014, focused on how to integrate people with disabilities, although it would be better to scale up their participation… Continue

Posted by Clifford Agugoesi on October 5, 2014 at 2:27pm

CHILD ONLINE PROTECTION

Children are exposed to a variety of risks online. According to the United Nations convention on child protection a child is a person under 18 years of age. The advent of mobile phones has greatly increased the availability of internet access to children even in private areas where their parents cannot easily have control over them. They are thus exposed to harmful online contents like pornography and predators. Reports from industry during the 2014 IGF revealed that there are over 5…

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Posted by Foncham Denis Doh on October 3, 2014 at 9:29am

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