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July 2015 Blog Posts (18)

#KeIGF Online Discussions Day 6: Openess

We hope you are all well post POTUS visit.
 
Due to the the national activities last week, we were not able to post the last issue for discussion. Many of you had requested for a discussion on openness of the Internet and so we shall tackle that today. You are also welcome to contribute to all the other discussion threads from last week as we gear up for the face to face KeIGF . 
The idea of an open Internet is the idea that the full resources of the…
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Added by Grace Mutung'u on July 27, 2015 at 7:50am — No Comments

Weekly web review : IETF 93, IANA transition, .Africa, Cyberpolitics....

This week, IETF 93 in Prague was among main events on internet governance ecosystem. My pleasure to share with you informations on this event as well as articles on IANA transition; .Africa; Cyberpolitics, internet of things ...



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IETF 93



Rough Guide to IETF 93: The IANA Transition…

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Added by Mamadou LO on July 24, 2015 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Weekly web review : IETF 93, IANA transition, .Africa, Cyberpolitics....

This week, IETF 93 in Prague was among main events on internet governance ecosystem. My pleasure to share with you informations on this event as well as articles on IANA transition; .Africa; Cyberpolitics, internet of things ...



Regards!




IETF 93



Rough Guide to IETF 93: The IANA Transition…

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Added by Mamadou LO on July 24, 2015 at 8:26pm — No Comments

#KeIGF15 Online Discussions Day Five: Emerging Issues

This topic attempts to provide the space to discuss a variety of

emerging issues in the Internet space.



Question



1. The mandate of WSIS, a meeting of the UN that took place in 2005 in

Tunis is coming to an end. The WSIS process gave birth to the Internet

Governance Forum (IGF) which is up for renewal at  end of this year.

From IGF discussions, there are no concrete proposals…

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Added by Grace Mutung'u on July 24, 2015 at 9:42am — No Comments

#KeIGF15 Online Discussions Day Four: Management of Critical Internet Resources



1. Is there an over arching national policy to guide infrastructure

deployments within the country?

2. What is the current state of fiber optic cable across the country?

Is there any redundancy on the cables laid across the country?

3. Are there policies in place for infrastructure sharing to avoid

each operator laying their own cable thus passing the cost to the…

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Added by Grace Mutung'u on July 23, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments

#KeIGF15 Online Discussions Day Three: Internet Economy



The rise of the Internet economy in Kenya has been defined by

different strokes. On  one hand there are small entrepreneurs doing

their side hustles from offices, small shops and car boots. They

advertise their merchandise and services on social media and in a

rudimentary form, some deliver merchandise in backpacks from door to

door.

Enter the bigger players who have large…

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Added by Grace Mutung'u on July 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

#KeIGF15 Online Discussions Day Two: Cyber Security and Trust

Kenya has had its fair share of high profile cyber threats, hacking etc, the latest being the alleged compromise of the IFMIS system at NYS/Ministry of Devolution. The country and  Africa at large is making efforts to assure cyber-security. These include among others her involvement in the Africa Union Convention on Cybercrime and a proposal for a Cybercrime law, an initiative led by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Significant financial resources have also been…

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Added by Grace Mutung'u on July 21, 2015 at 8:21am — No Comments

#KeIGF15 Online Discussions Day One: Inclusiveness and Diversity

Since promulgation of the Constitution, Kenya has become a litigious society, and the ICT/Internet sector has not been spared. For instance, the processes used to constitute public ICT bodies was contested while a good part of the digital migration process also played out in the public galleries.

 

Looking at Kenya's…

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Added by Grace Mutung'u on July 20, 2015 at 8:05am — No Comments

Tunisia: A new campaign for a better internet

Complaining about expensive prices and bad services is definitely the most repeated talk anyone would hear in Tunisia and the internet is no longer excluded. In fact, internet is not only a tool to gather people for a cause, organize boycott campaigns or even protests. Internet and more precisely slow internet and its cost became the subject of the protest today.…

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Added by Yosr Jouini on July 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Weekly web review : IGF-USA, .AFRICA, CCWG Accountability meeting, WSIS+10, Cyberpolitics...

This week; Internet Governance Forum USA 2015, ICANN announcement on .AFRICA and ICANN CCWG Accountability meeting in Paris are among most commented topics in Internet Governance news. See below some articles relating to those topics and events as well as documents on cyberpolitics, WSIS + 10, domain name, etc...

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IGF - USA

The Internet Governance Forum for the United States 2015…

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Added by Mamadou LO on July 17, 2015 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Draft Programme for Kenya IGF 2015

KENYA INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM 2015

Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development

31st July 2015

The Stanley Hotel, Nairobi…

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Added by Grace Mutung'u on July 17, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Second issue of Digital Watch newsletter is out

Friends, the second issue of the Digital Watch newsletter is out. The newsletter provides updates on Internet governance and digital policy developments, with a special focus on Geneva. Here's a break-down of the contents of this month's newsletter:

  • The…
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Added by Stephanie on July 16, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Internet State Monopoly Algeria Telecom: The Catastrophic Situation of the Internet in Algeria

Algeria is at all times lagging behind in terms of Internet use, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that Algeria has an effective Internet situation. The Algerian Internet end-user knows better than anyone the extent of shortcomings in Internet services and broadband connectivity.



However, this reality is even more difficult to accept for citizens who realize that the poor and destitute grow everyday in Algeria in terms of utilizing IT…

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Added by Rim Hayat Chaif on July 13, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Weekly web review : InterCommunity 2015, IANA transition, Africa DNS Forum, Nethui 2015, BRICS Summit, Cyberpolitics, etc..‏

Hi all

This week; InterCommunity 2015, the US Congressionnal hearing on IANA transition, Africa DNS Forum, Nethui 2015 were part of main events on internet governance ecosystem. Below; some articles, thoughts and news relating to those events along with documents on Cyberpolitics, BRICS summit, Netmundial, ICANN, Domain name, etc...

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INTERCOMMUNITY 2015

InterCommunity 2015…

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Added by Mamadou LO on July 10, 2015 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Rafik Dammak (APC, ICANN, Diplo) on DNS, ICANN & content in APC news

Diplo alumni, expert and tutor (watch for the upcoming IGMENA course) Rafik Dammak was interviewed by APC news in We need to avoid a situation where the DNS is used to police content': A conversation with ICANN's Rafik Dammak.

There are too many interesting points to summarise here, so I suggest you read the article, but here are a…

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Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on July 8, 2015 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Vacancy: IG-related research position at University of Exeter

Friends, this announcement may be of interest to those searching for a research post in Internet governance.

The University of Exeter has announced a vacancy for a three-year full-time research post on their new project INTCIVSOC International professional fora: a study of civil society organisation participation in internet governance. The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the major public funding body for the social sciences in the UK and is…

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Added by Stephanie on July 8, 2015 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Weekly web review : WSIS+10, ICANN 53, APrIGF 2015, GIGA, Netmundial initiative, cyberpolitics, etc....‏

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This week; United Nations WSIS+10 Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation, APrIGF 2015 in Macao, the Global Internet Governance Alliance and The meeting of the coordination council of the NETmundial Initiative in Sao Paulo were main events in Internet Governance landscape. Below, my pleasure to share with you articles and comments relating to those events as well as some informations on Cyberpolitics; Child protection, Net Neutrality, Internet of Things etc.…

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Added by Mamadou LO on July 3, 2015 at 10:59pm — No Comments

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