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City-TLD Governance and Best Practices

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For discussion on cyber crime news, research, policy and other initiatives
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Discussion Focal Point for Media Literacy and various forms of e-learning
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Cloud Computing: Personal issues, not policy issues
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Welcome to the community of IG and ICT policy professionals from around the world! Members include alumni of Diplo's Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP).

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Multistakeholder Advisory Group renewed

Colleagues, the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the IGF for 2015 has been renewed. The group is made up of 55 members, 25 of whom are new. The members are from all stakeholder groups and regions, representing governments, civil society, the private sector and technical community.

A special thanks to all those who participated in the Diplo community IGF MAG nominee…

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Posted by Stephanie on November 17, 2014 at 4:20pm

Help us design the new IG building!

Colleagues, you may recall the IG building, which has served us well as an IG awareness- building tool over the last 10 years. It was sketched 10 years ago during one of the long WGIG meetings. The building reflected the Internet of 2004 when, for example, Twitter did not exist and social media was just emerging. How different should the new 2014 IG building be? Should it be more solid and sophisticated?…

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Posted by Diplo IGCBP on November 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

Is the internet a threat for political stability in the Arab world ?

Since people in the Arab world manifested their massive desire for political change and more access to social and economic freedom and rights. The Arab revolution has arguably demonstrated the internet's ability to drive democratic change. As tech-savvy youngsters in Tunisia and Egypt pushed aside their ageing despots, the surprising criticism are hurrying to not only include online activism in the mainstream of the political and social transformation in the Arab world but a calls for push…

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Posted by Hamza Ben Mehrez on November 15, 2014 at 7:17pm

Countdown to the Geneva Internet Conference

The Geneva Internet Conference is just a few days away. It will take place next week on 18-19 November, with a pre-event on 17 November. If you have not registered yet, please do so at your earliest convenience at…

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Posted by Diplo IGCBP on November 13, 2014 at 4:27pm

Post Arab Revolution Mandate for Internet Governance in the MENA Region

Although Internet Freedom represents progress in Tunisia.The Internet is an essentially private environment and therefore demands greater accountability from the private sector. There is no goverance mechanismes that prioritize strategic IG governance over the buisness market or the deficient government bureaucratic policies to the respect of human rights, cyber-security or privacy.

In Tunisia, these objections shall be briefly reviewed the private sector should implement a reliable…

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Posted by Hamza Ben Mehrez on November 10, 2014 at 7:00pm

Enhancing Open Governance Advocacy for Internet Governance in Tunisia

Tunisia has portrayed itself as a model of Internet governance (IG) in the MENA region by holding various IG debates with multiple stakeholders (WSIS 2005). By engaging in the Open Governance Partnership (OGP) initiative in 2011, Tunisia sought to promote transparent governance by committing to respect and deliver the action plan of the Open Governance Declaration.

To establish a new road map for more inclusive IG in Tunisia, policymakers must devise institutional reforms that target…

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Posted by Hamza Ben Mehrez on November 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

Applications extended and scholarships available: 2015 Master in Diplomacy with IG specialisation

DiploFoundation is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Master's programme in Contemporary Diplomacy, with a specialisation in Internet governance.

This specialised programme, offered by DiploFoundation and the University of Malta, gives current and future Internet policymakers a solid foundation in diplomatic skills and techniques, necessary to engage effectively in international and global policy processes. Graduates of Diplo's Internet governance courses hold key…

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Posted by Diplo IGCBP on October 30, 2014 at 11:36am

Q3 2014 State of the Internet – Security Report

The Akamai's State of the Internet Security Report for 3rd Quarter, 2014 is out. Information on akamai's website detailed statistics about Internet and network security DDoS trends for the quarter in the under-listed areas:

  • Analysis of DDoS attack trends
  • Bandwidth (Gbps) and volume (Mpps) statistics
  • Year-over-year and quarter-by-quarter analysis
  • Application layer attacks
  • Infrastructure attacks
  • Attack frequency, size and…
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Posted by Yahaya Gobir on October 29, 2014 at 3:32pm

[Webinar] Evidence and measurement in IG: What sort of data and numbers are we talking about?

Although the Internet is an engineering artefact, we have very little data relevant for Internet Governance (IG). In cybersecurity, for example, we are still in doubt about the number of threats and the size of the losses incurred. The same applies in other IG fields. Without understanding the scope of the problem, it is difficult to discuss possible…

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Posted by Diplo IGCBP on October 27, 2014 at 7:27pm

CSCG MAG endorsement results

The Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG) has announced the names of the CS nominees who are being endorsed by the CSCG, and sent to the IGF Secretariat as candidates for the 2015 MAG. We thank everyone who participated in the selection process: first, those who offered their names for consideration, then those involved in the discussions, encouragement and endorsement processes around the world. You can read more about Diplo's MAG member endorsement process…

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Posted by Stephanie on October 22, 2014 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

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