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It is ironic – to say the least – for participants of an annual IGF meeting to have limited Internet connection during an event dedicated to the Internet itself.
Perhaps it was not so bad after all. During workshops and main sessions, there were fewer ‘distractions’. We could not respond to e-mails, check out Facebook, or do any other unrelated task that depended on a stable connection. Whoever attended workshops could do nothing else but follow the discussion, take notes, or…Continue
Posted on November 12, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments
It’s good to see Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue comment in person on his Report on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; even more so to hear him address the concerns of sovereign states.
Whether its terrorism, child abuse, or any other grave threat, it is a state’s concern to want to tackle such a problem – a concern which…Continue
Posted on September 28, 2011 at 4:16pm
Posted on August 10, 2011 at 11:00pm
The recent Request for Comments on IANA's contract attracted a substantial amount of comments. Among them were the comments of Jacob B. Odame, participant of the 2011 IGCBP Africa SW. Jacob, from Ghana, is currently pursuing his Master's in Communication Technology and Policy at the Institute of Information and Telecommunications Systems at Ohio University, US.
Jacob's comments centre on…Continue
Posted on April 8, 2011 at 11:00am
Internet policy issues: past, present and future
Will the cutting off of Internet access in Egypt affect the future of Internet governance and policy? Are you concerned about Internet governance in the aftermath of the WikiLeaks CableGate incident? Will guidelines and regulations be affected? What do you think about the reactions of governments and private companies such as Amazon and PayPal to the WikiLeaks phenomenon?
If these types of questions interest you,…
Posted on February 4, 2011 at 11:41am