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Did you take the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme - IGCBP from DiploFoundation? If so, in which year? Who was tutoring you?
2009 - Adela Danciu
Where did you ¨discover¨ this Community portal?
From friends
What are you currently doing today and projects you have related to Internet governance?
I work as a lobbyist with media policies including digital media

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EuroDIG 2nd day: Plenary 2 - Online social media

This was probably one of the most animated workshops throughout the two days of conference. Perceptions and opinions of online social media are very divergent. Some say it's a matter of personal choice if you want to become a member of an online networking site, others say it's not - it's also or mostly a social pressure. Apart from the 'networking role' that everybody agrees is an added value, my overall impression was that there was a tendency to vilify social networks. And maybe rightly so.… Continue

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

EuroDIG 2nd day: Plenary 1 - Access to content online

The discussions went down two main routes: access to networks and access to content. Possibly the first and the most strikingly positive impression was the fact that the session was finally an interactive one, as opposed to the ones in the previous day when it felt like you were assisting to a never ending monologue. I very much liked the moderator too who tried hard to have a balanced discussion despite his own bias, or that of Skype - and he succeeded in doing so.

The problems are… Continue

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 5:00pm

EuroDIG workshop 6

From a technological point of view, it is hard to say where we will be in 2020. From a policy perspective, it is therefore even harder. It is however puzzling how at European level, the three EU institutions work in parallel - rather than joining capabilities - when it comes to planning actions and policies for the future. The Council is doing their part with the Swedish Presidency launching a paper today, organising a conference in November and planning to issue conclusions at the Telecoms… Continue

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 8:21pm

EuroDIG workshop 1

While the programme raised a set of questions, the discussions revolved mostly around network neutrality - blocking of access for certain service providers and traffic prioritisation. Norway presented a cooperative approach to net neutrality by establishing a set of guidelines with the participation of all stakeholders.

The issue of competition among service and network providers was not properly tackled. On the contrary, the idea of pulling content or service providers in investing… Continue

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 8:06pm

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At 8:19pm on March 24, 2011, developmentresearchcenter said…

You should check out this upcoming event. I think you and/or some of your friends would be well suited to attend. 





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