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February 2012 Blog Posts (29)

Nomination to MAG

Full Name: Keolebogile Rantsetse

Gender: Female

Nationality: Motswana

Country of Residence: Botswana

Organisation: Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

Stakeholder group: Academic

Background (50 words):I am a proud Motswana woman who is qualified and experienced in the area of Information & Communication Technology. I have passion and dedication in disseminating IT skills to young people hence my career as a lecturer. My contribution to…


Added by Keolebogile Rantsetse on February 17, 2012 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

Nomination to IGFMAG


Full Name:       Devon Roy Blake

Gender:            Male

Nationality:       Jamaican

Country of Residence:  Jamaica

Organization:   Earthwise Solutions Limited

Stakeholder group:      Civil Society

Background (50 words):

I am from a  Caribbean Small…


Added by Devon Blake on February 17, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

MAG: To be or not to be?

I am reading Ginger's "actions call" for MAG self/nominations.  And it is so spirited that I have decided to write down my "thoughts" here as a blog.  Will be my third blog of the day.. Looks like I'm in a bloggy mood.. if ever such a word exists.

In reading the scoring, I see that I actually have a "BIG FAT" chance.  Here is the way I see it:

1. I will get a 10% for being in Côte d'Ivoire, a country that has yet to be on the MAG

2. I will get another 10% for…


Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on February 16, 2012 at 11:36pm — 5 Comments

Full Name:       Michelle Valerie LongsworthGender:            FemaleNationality:       BelizeanCountry of Residence:  BelizeOrganization:   Government of BelizeStakeholder group:      GovernmentBack…

Full Name:       Michelle Valerie Longsworth

Gender:            Female

Nationality:       Belizean

Country of Residence:  Belize

Organization:   Government of Belize

Stakeholder group:      Government

Background (50 words):           I am a career public officer working in the ICT field over fifteen years.  As director of this…


Added by Michelle Longsworth on February 16, 2012 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Who should be on the MAG?

Dear friends and colleagues,

We all work together to achieve  Diplo’s main  objective, which is to strengthen the participation from small and developing countries, in Internet governance policy. Please join us in raising our voices. Many of you are highly qualified; perhaps it is time to consider applying for posts in the Internet governance space. Positions are currently available on the…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on February 14, 2012 at 2:31pm — 15 Comments

The Art of Digital Surveillance and Things to Come in Pakistan

The art of surveillance has been practised throughout history. Sun Tzu's The Art of War, for example, written in the Fifth Century BC, contains a chapter on “The Use of Spies” where he describes the different ways spies may be used to monitor enemy forces.…


Added by Arzak Khan on February 9, 2012 at 7:42am — 3 Comments

10 Threats to the Golden Age of the Internet

This TechRepublic article all but predicts a regulated, censored taxed internet. Have we already passed the Golden Age if the Internet or are we living through it now?


Alan Norton

February 3, 2012, 6:58 AM PST

Takeaway: Have we been taking the… Continue

Added by Trevor A. Phipps on February 6, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

InfoDev Focus Group activity in the Caribbean

Not quite the perspective that we usually use for these questions but enough common ground to be relevant. 

This may be of interest to Diplo people from the Caribbean:

SlashRoots on behalf of infoDev, a division of the World Bank, is inviting you to attend a focus group discussion in Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados.


Attend a focus group with other Caribbean entrepreneurs and software developers…


Added by Deirdre Williams on February 4, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Symposium on IG at University of Salzburg, 23-25 February 2012

International Symposium on Legal Informatics (IRIS) 2012

23-25 February, Univer…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on February 3, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

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