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February 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Caucus on Science and Technology CSW United Nations New York 2011

55 Th Commission on Status of Women, New York 2011

 

Caucus on Science and Technology

 

Given that this was the year of Science and Technology, I naturally went up to seek information on the Science and Technology Caucus. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that there wasn’t one! Well, my true entrepreneur spirit kicked in and I set about organizing one. So, in collaboration with the NGO committee we set about organizing a room and a time…

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Added by Shaila Rao Mistry on February 24, 2011 at 5:07am — No Comments

Improving the Philippines' Broadband Infrastructure

I found this interesting "piece" that can sum up key Internet issues in the Philippines forwarded by PREGINET (Philippine Research Education and Government Information Network).  Basically, any regular Internet user in the Philippines has to deal with one major problem - why is the Internet so slow? There is domestic traffic but all this traffic is being sent out of the country before returning to the Philippines. Bottom line is - the Philippines needs to set up a local Internet exchange.…

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Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on February 18, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Egypt Leaders Found ‘Off’ Switch for Internet

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Egypt-Leaders-Found-Off-nytimes-1286322238.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=3&asset=&ccode=

 

Interesting article.  Our networks in the Caribbean are just as vulnerable as we depend primarily on external international traffic flow for major online services such as web and email.  Lack of a…

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Added by Derek Browne on February 17, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Open Access Networks for Affordable Broadband in Developing Countries

 

Access to affordable broadband is increasing influencing government policies.  Traditional remedies to improve access to affordable internet services including liberalisation and privatisation have unfortunately not resulted in reduction of the price of broadband particularly in developing countries.  This has resulted in the need for new and innovative approaches to meet the growing demand for broadband access.  One such approach that is gaining ground globally is the ‘open access…

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Added by Mwende Njiraini on February 17, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Philippine IPv6 Training and Conference Summary

Last January 24 to 27, ISOC Philippines Chapter coordinated with APNIC and among others for a training and conference on IPv6. A summary of those events can be found in the ISOC website under "Monthly Newsletter" on chapter updates. If anyone is interested to read, here is the link:

http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=3177

In addition, one of our Diplo colleagues, Asif Kabani, also presented on "IPv6 in Pakistan" remotely.

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on February 11, 2011 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Social networks and their potential in African policy

2011 appears to be a year of extraordinary mobilizations of the African citizens.  I am asking myself to what extent the Internet is "responsible", "guilty", "instrumental" in all of it.

 

I am taking a look at West Africa. Can what is happening in the Arab region happen here?  What roles will Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn play?  Who will do what?

 

I put a survey…

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Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on February 11, 2011 at 3:31pm — 9 Comments

Seven Principles for Future Norms in Cyberspace

No, not my title (I've never been a fan of the term 'cyberspace') - but a quote from a recent speech of UK Foreign Minister William Hague on 'Security and freedom in the cyber age - seeking the rules of the road'. The speech was mentioned at the UK Internet Governance Forum…

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Added by Tim Davies on February 8, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

[Courses] 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, then why not sign up for the forthcoming DiploFoundation course in…

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Added by Diplo IGCBP on February 7, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

WikiRebels - The Documentary

WikiRebels - The Documentary

Added by Ljubisa Gavrilovic on February 7, 2011 at 6:37am — No Comments

Role of Social Networks in political climate

As if wikileaks was not enough threat of decomposing Internet, a new view on interent usage in politics is lurking. As it looks FaceBook (after heavy tweeter use in Iran) is choice of information channel in organizing unrests. Will we see political control over FaceBook as well?

Facebook treads carefully on Egypt, international takedowns

Added by Ljubisa Gavrilovic on February 6, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments

ICANN Amman Fellowship Round Open

Hi All,

 

Sorry for the late post, but ICANN has opened their fellowship round for the ICANN Amman meeting. The application round opened on January 17, and will go on until February 26. Selected fellows will be announced on April 4. For more information, please visit http://www.icann.org/en/fellowships/.

 

My organization - the National IT Center - is the local-host for this meeting, and I am a key…

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Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on February 4, 2011 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Pls fwd the msg below to your contacts. It might help them. Obo Diplo, thank you!

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,…

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Added by Stephanie on February 4, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

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