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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!
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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…Continue
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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…
Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on May 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
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:
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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…
Added by Marsha Guthrie on May 17, 2012 at 8:34pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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, Modi said that…Continue
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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…Continue
There's less than 48h left to apply for the Advanced Courses in Internet Governance! The upcoming courses are:Continue
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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.
Added by Marsha Guthrie on May 7, 2012 at 4:10am — No Comments
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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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)…Continue
Added by Mwende Njiraini on May 4, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jorge Jose L on May 4, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments
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…Continue