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May 2012 Blog Posts (18)

Ten powerful women in Technology

Dear all,

Greetings from Uganda,

The following are the most 10 powerful and leading women in technology  in the world.

For more info please click here:

http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2012/04/tech/interactive.women.tech/?goback=.gde_1822438_member_110934119

Regards,

Robert.

Added by Robert Kikonyogo on May 31, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Remote participation Online Training

This is an opportunity for Diplo fellows:

 This info letter gives you the latest information about the EuroDIG planning process. Everybody is invited to participate!

  1. Last chance to register until 31 May 2012!
  2. Joint European Commission / EuroDIG pre-event: The role of national IGFs
  3. Call for volunteer remote moderators
  4. Remote participation online training
  5. Follow us on Twitter…
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Added by Robert Kikonyogo on May 30, 2012 at 7:25am — No Comments

The CTU’s 10th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar

Do you have any questions or concerns that you would like posed at this event? Please leave them in the comment box below...



For Immediate Release. 23 May 2012

The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will be hosting its 10th Ministerial Strategic Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Seminar from the 28th to 29th May, 2012 in Miami, Florida.

The CTU’s Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminars have…

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Added by Michele Marius on May 23, 2012 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Not really a blog post

I have just sent these notes to CIVIC in the Caribbean, but it occurs to me that there are lots of Diplo people who may also be interested.
The Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) panel on Universal Service funds and rural broadband would be well worth the investment of time to have a look at it (the whole recording is 3 hours) if those things are within your interest. Several of the presentations are already available at …
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Added by Deirdre Williams on May 23, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Bangladesh Consultation on 7th IGF, WSIS+10 & Broadband Targets for 2015 of Broadband Commission on Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Dear Madam/Sir,

Greetings from Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF)

Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum [Headed by Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Post and Telecommunication] is an emerging OPEN multi-stakeholder inclusive effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussion about the internet in conjunction with the UN Internet Governance…

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Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on May 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Joint chat of the IGCBP12 Africa and Caribbean groups

A joint chat was held with participants from the Africa and Caribbean groups on Saturday, May 5 which was a resounding success.  Both groups were well represented with attendees from countries such as Niue, Botswana, Brazil, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, The Gambia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zimbabwe. 

Both groups were asked about the key things they wished to discuss with their colleagues from each region.

The key areas were:

Your…

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Added by Marsha Guthrie on May 17, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Key discussions in the African Group of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (reposted)

The African participants in this year's Foundation Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme have been discussing various issues.  Key issues identified during the past weeks included the issue of access and obtaining funding for small, developing countries.  The perception is that institutions such as the World Bank and others are not willing to assist developing country governments in Africa with funding for…

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Added by Marsha Guthrie on May 17, 2012 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Remote participation

In about 5 minutes the MAG meeting in Geneva will reconvene. The ITU has a "carbon saving" map on the website, but seems to me we can do something else with it. If Diplo members all over the world can log into http://groups.itu.int/wsis-forum2012/Agenda/RemoteParticipationRooms.aspx they will ask you to register- and go to the Governing Body Room then it will be evident, documented, that lots of people…

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Added by Deirdre Williams on May 17, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Tweets, Libel and Pakistan

During a recent court ruling on first ever Twitter libel case in England the former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns won a libel action against ex-Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi.

In a tweet in January 2010,…

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Added by Arzak Khan on May 17, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments

World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2012

World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2012

The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2012  is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from May 14 to 18 2012. At the event, stakeholders from throughout the world discuss strategies for promoting human rights on the…

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Added by Kadian Davis on May 14, 2012 at 8:36pm — 2 Comments

Last call: Advanced Courses in Internet Governance

Dear everyone,

There's less than 48h left to apply for the Advanced Courses in Internet Governance! The upcoming courses are:

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Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 14, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments

AfDB launches eHealth Award to seek African ICT health solutions

Hello Diplo members,


Please try your luck for those who are interested.(see attached)



I wish you the best.



Robert Kikonyogo.





AfDB launches eHealth Award to seek…
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Added by Robert Kikonyogo on May 10, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

Key discussions in the African Group of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme

The African participants in this year's Foundation Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme have been discussing various issues.  Key issues identified during the past weeks included the issue of access and obtaining funding for small, developing countries.  The perception is that institutions such as the World Bank and others are not willing to assist developing country governments in Africa with funding for telecommunications infrastructure, etc. 

The local…

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Added by Marsha Guthrie on May 7, 2012 at 4:10am — No Comments

Privacy vs Government mandated backdoors

http://www.zdnet.com/news/fbi-renews-push-for-ready-made-web-wiretaps/6361782?tag=nl.e589

The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require the firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance.

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Added by Trevor A. Phipps on May 5, 2012 at 2:46am — No Comments

Privacy rights vs Jurisdiction

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/microsoft-serves-subpoenas-on-google-to-disrupt-criminal-botnet/4955?tag=nl.e589

Microsoft serves subpoenas on Google to disrupt criminal botnet

By Ed Bott | May 4, 2012, 9:34am PDT…

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Added by Trevor A. Phipps on May 5, 2012 at 2:33am — No Comments

Assessment of the impact of Internet Exchange Points – empirical study of Kenya and Nigeria

Assessment of the impact of Internet Exchange Points – empirical study of Kenya and Nigeria - a study done by ISOC shows the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) currently localizes approximately 1Gbit/s of peak traffic, reduces latency from 200-600 ms to 2-10 ms to 2-10ms allowing ISPs to save almost $1.5 million per year on international connectivity.

On the other hand, the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN)…

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Added by Mwende Njiraini on May 4, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

United Nations iniciatives about internet regulation

It has been noticed recently that UN have interesting regulate internet from ITU, in this way: 

"Last week the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) started to discuss changes to a 1988 deregulatory treaty that could place international regulations on the internet. Currently, no governmental body keeps the internet up and running. Instead, businesses and individual groups work together to do so. However, many countries seek to establish ITU control over the…

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Added by Jorge Jose L on May 4, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Including Mobile Number Portability in Kenya Telco Business Models

According to Tom Makau, the existing telco business model in Kenya is under threat. 

Despite the exponential growth of the mobile internet it has the potential to diminishing marginal returns on investments thus the need cleverly craft triple play bundles.  Additionally, the regulator is making the environment more difficult with other measures including…

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Added by Mwende Njiraini on May 3, 2012 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

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