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July 2010 Blog Posts (21)

Why we need diplomats

This is a question that is not directly related to Internet governance but that cannot be ignored by those on the policy side of what we discuss here.




Geoff Berridge addresses the question "Why we need diplomats" here:…
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Added by Seiiti on July 26, 2010 at 10:23am — No Comments

Application Round Opens for ICANN Cartagena Meeting Fellowships

For those interested in attending the upcoming ICANN meeting in Cartagena, Colombia as a funded traveler, please do visit http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-22jul10-en.htm and fill out an application form. I hope to see some of you there!

Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on July 24, 2010 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Interview - Ivar Hartmann, Brazil

DiploFoundation Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP): Ivar, can you please introduce yourself and your academic interests?



Ivar Hartmann: I joined the DiploFoundation Community coming from an academic background, shortly after completing an LL.M. in constitutional law at PUC-RS University in Porto Alegre, Brazil.



My research interests have led me to investigate, in the… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on July 24, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Internet Governance Diplomacy Lithuania

The Internet Governance Diplomacy: Training Workshop will be held in 13 September, Vilnius, Lithuania, conducted by DiploFoundation







DiploFoundation is pleased to invite officials and professionals from the ACP (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) Group of States who are attending the 5th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, 14–17 September 2010, to register for a pre-event workshop on Internet Governance (IG) issues… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on July 24, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Internet Governance Diplomacy Fiji

A training workshop on Internet Governance Diplomacy will be held in Suva, Fiji, on 1-2 September 2010.



This training is conducted by DiploFoundation in cooperation with SPC and PICISOC.







DiploFoundation is pleased to invite officials and professionals from the ACP (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) Group of States to register for a training workshop on Internet Governance (IG) issues and… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on July 23, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

IRAQ: Trademark Office Reviews its Files

A large number of trademark files were destroyed back in 2003 as a result of the war

in Iraq. The latest step in the Iraqi Trademark Office’s process to rectify the

situation was the official announcement on June 7, 2010 to begin the revision of

the files of trademark registrations 1 to 16090 in order to make sure that the records

are in order. In case of any missing documents, owners will be asked to complete all

the necessary requirements by no later than December 7,… Continue

Added by AMINOU NDALA on July 22, 2010 at 10:39am — No Comments

Govt. to probe online security threats

The government of India said that

it is looking into security threats posed by the services offered by

Blackberry, Skype and Google in India and will initiate dialogue with

them if required.



"We have commenced a process of examining the matter internally on what

is required to address these issues (security concerns). As and when we

find there is a necessity to hold discussions with service providers, we

will do that," IT…
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Added by S.P.ANANDAN on July 20, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

[Interview] Elona Taka, Albania

DiploFoundation Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme: Please introduce yourself explaining why you decided to take the time to pursue Internet governance training. What makes these discussions relevant to what you believe and your professional career?



Elona Taka: My name is Elona Taka. I am an IT Specialist in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania. I was recommended to this course by one… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on July 19, 2010 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Traditional Knowledge

What is Traditional Knowledge?

“Traditional knowledge (TK)”, “Indigenous Knowledge (IK)”, “Traditional Environmental Knowledge (TEK)” and “Local Knowledge” [1] are all terms employed to mean knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities embodying traditional life-styles; the wisdom developed over many generations of…
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Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on July 18, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

ICANN Brussels Summary

ICANN held its 38th meeting in the capital of Belgium as well as the capital of Europe, Brussels. The meeting took place at the Square Brussels Meeting Center. ICANN 38 was held during the period June 19-25, 2010, and was hosted by EuroID - The European Registry for… Continue

Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on July 12, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

ICANN in a Nutshell

Introduction

ICANN – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers – was established back in 1998. Its aim is to keep the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers. It doesn’t control content on the Internet; it cannot stop spam and it doesn’t deal with access to the Internet, but through its coordination role of the Internet’s naming system, it… Continue

Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on July 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

[Interview] Felix Samakande, Zimbabwe

DiploFoundation Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (Diplo IGCBP): Hello Felix! Can you give us a short introduction about yourself?





Felix Chaipachii Samakande: My name is Felix Samakande from Zimbabwe, currently based in New York, USA on a… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on July 10, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Saudi Arabia - Now Offering Arabic Domain Names

Saudi Arabia is Now Offering Arabic Domain Names. Please note that the Sunrise Period for the launch of Arabic domain names in… Continue

Added by AMINOU NDALA on July 8, 2010 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Call for Volunteers for IGF Wikipedia Update

Two years ago, prior to the IGF Hyderabad in 2008, a group of Diplo associates started an initiative in updating the IGF (Internet Governance Forum) wikipedia. After the successful re-structuring of the outline and the addition of basic information regarding the IGF, and the outcomes of the previous IGF in Athens and Rio,the IGF Wikipedia space needs volunteers to help update the wiki prior to the IGF Vilnius. Here is what we have accomplished from the last two years:



IGF Wikipedia… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on July 8, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

The Bill on Cybercrime and Cybersecurity presented to parliamentarians in Cameroon

Cameroon will soon have its law on cybercrime and cyber security. Indeed, it is the Minister of Post and Telecommunications who introduced this bill in the National Assembly, it’s about ten days.



We can already rejoice in the fact that legislation and harmony on Information Technologies and Communications will be effective to better monitor the activities around this tool.

The stakes are enormous, given that the Telecommunications and ICT are second after oil, in terms of… Continue

Added by Pascal G. Bekono on July 6, 2010 at 1:45am — No Comments

How to organize a remote participation hub for the #igf10

By now you probably know that the Internet Governance Forum - IGF has an annual meeting: last year it was in Egypt and this year (2010) it will be in Lithuania.


Perhaps you are not sure whether you will manage to go there, or maybe you are already sure that you have other commitments and cannot attend in person.


(Hint: if, by now, you have not yet found a sponsorship to cover your travel costs for the event, chances are very small of doing it…
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Added by Seiiti on July 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Interview: Fahd Batayneh, Jordan

DiploFoundation Internet Governance Capacity Building (IGCBP): Please introduce yourself and your work with the technical community.





Fahd A. Batayneh: I hail from Jordan. I am affiliated with Jordan’s National IT Center; the registry of Jordan’s ccTLD under (.jo) and Jordan’s IDN ccTLD under (.الاردن / .alordon), amongst others.



I work as a Sun Solaris and Linux Systems Engineer,… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on July 5, 2010 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Urgent Request for URL on web page history

We say the Internet never forgets, and right this moment I hope that is true. One of our partners in the ACP Project, the Young Americas Business Trust Haiti (YABT Haiti) group has lost the content of its website. I know that there is a URL where it is possible to access any historical version of a web page. Could you please post it here, or email me at VirginiaP@diplomacy.edu with the URL? This will help a Haiti organization, our colleagues personally and professionally, to rebuild their… Continue

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on July 2, 2010 at 5:20pm — 5 Comments

Internship Opportunity with COMNET

This 6-month paid internship will provide the successful applicant with a good working knowledge of the day-to-day activities of a not-for-profit organization and in this case a deep insight into ICT for Development. The experience will give broad exposure to project development and operations and may offer longer term prospects in project development.



We are looking for a highly articulate, web-savvy graduate with a keen interest in International Relations, Development Studies and… Continue

Added by Yasmeen on July 2, 2010 at 4:16pm — 2 Comments

India Threatens to Ban BlackBerry, Google, Skype

India Threatens to Ban BlackBerry, Google, Skype

Techtree News Staff, Jul 01, 2010 1745 hrs IST


I invite comments on the following news from Techtree issued on Jul 01, 2010



The Indian government has asked Research in Motion, Google and Skype to ensure that

their data is available in a readable format for security…
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Added by S.P.ANANDAN on July 2, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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