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February 2016 Blog Posts (20)

Weekly web review : Mobile World Congress, APRICOT, Netmundial Initiative, ICANN 55, Data protection...‏

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This week; events on Internet Governance are dominated by Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT 2016) in Auckland and Netmundial Initiative Coordination Council Meeting in Madrid. Below, informations on those events as well as documents on upcoming ICANN 55, data protection, Cyberpolitics and on United Nations reportedly missing goal of bringing internet to world's poorest…

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Added by Mamadou LO on February 26, 2016 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Revue web hebdo : Congrés Mondial du Mobile, APRICOT, Initiative Netmundial, ICANN 55..‏

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Cette semaine; les événements sur la gouvernance de l'Internet sont dominés par le Congrés Mondial du Mobile à Barcelone, la conférence régionale Internet sur les technologies opérationnelles en Asie-Pacifique (APRICOT 2016) à Auckland et la réunion du Conseil de Coordination de l'Initiative Netmundial à Madrid. Ci-dessous, des informations sur ces événements ainsi que des documents sur les Nations Unies & l'acces à internet dans les pays pauvres, la prochaine réunion ICANN…

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Added by Mamadou LO on February 26, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

IGMENA Hangout: Exploring Gender Internet Policy Gaps in the Mena Region

The second IGMENA Google Hangout of 2016 addressed the topic of Exploring Gender Internet Policy Gaps in the Mena Region. The debate was moderated by Mr. Hamza Ben Mehrez, the Policy Analyst Lead at IGMENA. The participants in this debate were prominent women Internet governance leaders from across the MENA Region:

 

  • Ms. Oumaima Elsherif, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Promising voices foundation for human rights and participatory development,…
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Added by Hamza Ben Mehrez on February 25, 2016 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Gender, Human Rights, and Internet Governance

 

Four women Internet Policy Analyst (IPA) authors, part of the Internet Governance for the MENA Region (IGMENA) program, came to the Tunis International Radio Channel to talk about gender, human rights, and Internet governance and shed light on Internet gender policy gaps in the MENA region. The radio session tacked many questions on gender as it relates to Internet policies. The IPA authors answered questions such as: What is the size of the Internet gender gap?…

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Added by Hamza Ben Mehrez on February 25, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

IGF mandate is extended for 10 years. Thanks for the valuable information Antonio Medina Gómez

The mandate of the Internet Governance Forum (Internet Governance Forum, IGF) has been extended for another 10 years.…

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Added by Romina Florencia Cabrera on February 24, 2016 at 6:41pm — No Comments

A Tunisian Multistakeholderism Approach for Internet Governance

 

On the fifth anniversary of its revolution, Tunisia had much to celebrate, many lessons still to learn, and a lot of best practices and case studies to provide to other countries. However, the upheavals in the region make Tunisia’s own fitful democratic transition challenging to adopt a hopeful vision for the future of democracy in the country. Yet as grim as things may sometimes look, there is no choice but to stay optimistic for the course towards Internet freedom, a strong…
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Added by Hamza Ben Mehrez on February 23, 2016 at 2:44pm — No Comments

A Reflection on IPA Authors’ Experience at the Arab Internet Governance Forum in Beirut

Internet Governance for the MENA Region (IGMENA) program authors came to the Tunis International Radio Channel Radio (RTCI) Session English Hour with Mrs. Hayat Toukabri to share their experiences with the Internet Policy Analyst (IPA) project and the Arab Internet Governance Forum (AIGF) that was held in Beirut. The radio guests included:

 

• Mr. Hafeth Yahmadi, Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group Member, AIGF

• Mr. Hamza Ben Mehrez,…

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Added by Hamza Ben Mehrez on February 23, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Coming up: webinar discussion on Internet governance in February

February has been a busy month for digital policy, with yet again many developments unfolding.

We've seen negotiations between the EU and USA on a post-Safe Habour agreements inching closer to a deal with the newly announced 'EU-US privacy shield'; zero-rating services being blocked in India; an encryption/privacy battle between Apple and FBI; and more encryption debates in the UK, to mention just a few. These developments will undoubtedly shape future updates, and…

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Added by Stephanie on February 22, 2016 at 11:16am — No Comments

Weekly web review : Cyberpolitics, Content regulation; Censorship, Data protection, INET Internet of Things Conference..‏

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This week; cyberpolitics and internet regualtion with China reportedly requiring approval for foreign firm to publish online; Russian internet censorhip growing in 2015; Data protection regulation in Europe and Blockain rising. As for event, we notice INET Internet of Things Conference 2016 in San Francisco on February 18. Below, informations on those topics and event as well as documents ICANN, Net neutrality, domain name..

Great week end to all!

English (French…

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Added by Mamadou LO on February 19, 2016 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Revue web hebdo : Cyberpolitique, Régulation contenus, Censure, Données personnelles, Conférence INET Internet des objets

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Cette semaine; l'actualité de la gouvernance internet est marquée par la cyberpolitique et la régualtion d'internet avec la Chine qui, désormais demande une autorisation aux entreprises étrangères avant de publier en ligne; la censure de l'Internet russe de plus en plus grande en 2015; la réglementation sur la protection des données en Europe et la montée de Blockain. Pour les événements, nous notons la conférence INET sur l'Internet des objets 2016 à San Francisco le 18…

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Added by Mamadou LO on February 19, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Vote for IGMENA to Win WSIS 2016 Prize!

We are so happy to announce that our project made it to the semi finals of WSIS prize 2016! We can win this prize only if you vote for our distinguish Igmena initiative!



The voting phase is open to all WSIS Stakeholders and will be conducted entirely online. Only votes submitted through the WSIS Prizes 2016 website will be counted. The voting period will last until 10 March 2016. We all need to vote for the IG-MENA project in Category 4.



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Added by Hamza Ben Mehrez on February 18, 2016 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Exploring Gender Internet Policy Gaps in the Mena Region

Topic: Exploring Gender Internet Policy Gaps in the Mena Region

Date: Monday, February 22, 2016

Time: 15:00 CET – 16:00 CET

Platform: Google Hangouts 



Speakers:

  • Ms. Noha Fathi, Independent Internet governance consultant, Egypt 
  • Ms. Nour El Nemr, Political Science Student at the British University ,…
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Added by Hamza Ben Mehrez on February 15, 2016 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Internet Research Fair: Stimulating Academia to Uncover the Internet's Unknowns

The Internet affects society in all its dimensions. E-mail and messaging is changing our written communication, Wikipedia affects how we think about the accessibility of public knowledge, and social media can result in disparities in our offline and online identities. While e-commerce, e-health and e-government are providing extensive opportunities to offer services easier and more efficiently, the Internet poses threats when it is used by terrorists and hackers or contains harmful…

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Added by Barbara Rosen Jacobson on February 15, 2016 at 3:26pm — No Comments

A Tunisian Model for a Multistakholder Internet Governance

 

On the fifth anniversary of its revolution, Tunisia had much to celebrate, many lessons still to learn, and a lot to teach other countries. However, the upheavals in the region make Tunisia’s own fitful democratic transition uneasy to adapt a hopeful vision for the future of democracy in the country. Yet as grim as things may sometimes look, there is no choice but to stay optimistic for the course towards internet freedom, a strong internet governance (IG) ecosystem…

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Added by Hamza Ben Mehrez on February 13, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Weekly web review : ICANN, EU-U.S Privacy shield, EU GDPR, NANOG 66, SAFER INTERNET DAY 2016..‏

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This week, Internet Governance is dominated by the nomination of Goran Marby as ICANN new President and CEO; comments on U.S senators questionning ICANN leader role in Chinese Internet Conference. Moreover, Europe makes big step on EU - U.S privacy…
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Added by Mamadou LO on February 12, 2016 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Weekly web review : ICANN, EU-U.S Privacy shield, EU GDPR, NANOG 66, SAFER INTERNET DAY 2016..‏

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Cette semaine, l'actualité sur la gouvernance internet est dominée par la nomination de Goran Marby comme nouveau PDG d'ICANN; les commentaires sur les propos de quelques sénateurs américains sur le présence du PDG d'ICANN à la Conférence de l'Internet en Chine. En outre, l'Europe fait un grand pas dans le processus d'adoption du nouveau règlement sur les données personnelles, après l'adoption du calendrier du projet de pacte sur le données personnelles avec les Etats Unis. En…

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Added by Mamadou LO on February 12, 2016 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Revue web hebdo : ICANN, Europe & données personnelles, Cyberpolitique, NANOG 66, SAFER INTERNET DAY‏

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Cette semaine, l'actualité sur la gouvernance internet est dominée par la nomination de Goran Marby comme nouveau PDG d'ICANN; les commentaires sur les propos de quelques sénateurs américains sur le présence du PDG d'ICANN à la Conférence de l'Internet en Chine. En outre, l'Europe fait un grand pas dans le processus d'adoption du nouveau règlement sur les données personnelles, après l'adoption du calendrier du projet de pacte sur le données personnelles avec les Etats Unis. En…

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Added by Mamadou LO on February 12, 2016 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Today is Safer Internet Day 2016!

Today the world is marking Safer Internet Day, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness on the safe and responsible use of Internet and technology, especially among children and young people. The event, which started around 12 years ago in Europe, is now celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide.

This year's theme is 'Play your part for a better…

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Added by Stephanie on February 9, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Weekly web review : EU-US Privacy Shield, IANA Stewardship transition, Mobile spectrum in Europe, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things.

SUMMARY



This week; United States - European Union data protection transfer pact with agreement reached called Privacy Shield repalcing former Safe Harbor; Europe planning to coordinate a key mobile spectrum and upcoming ICANN 55 with huge expectations on IANA Stewardship transition are most commented news on Internet Governance. Below, informations on those topics as well as documents on ICANN, cybersecurity, net neutrality, internet of…

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Added by Mamadou LO on February 5, 2016 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Revue web hebdo : Cyberpolitique, Accord sur données personnelles U.S-EU, fréquences radio en Europe, Transition IANA...‏

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Cette semaine, l'actualité sur la gouvernance internet est marquée par l'accord sur les données personnelles entre l'Europe et les Etats-Unis appelé Privacy Shield, la Commission européenne qui demande aux pays membres d'harmoniser leurs pratiques pour un meilleur déploiement des réseaux 4G et 5G et la préparation de la réunion ICANN 55 avec en ligne de mire la transition de la supervision des fonctions IANA. Ci dessous, des informations sur ces sujets…

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Added by Mamadou LO on February 5, 2016 at 7:38pm — No Comments

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