Today I have a good friend of mine from Brazil, Raquel Gatto. We met back in 2007 at the first preparatory conference for the IGF in São Paulo under the organization of RITS and FGV. She was doing her masters focused on Internet governance and since then a lot of interesting things happened!
SEIITI: Raquel, there was an important meeting recently held in Rio de Janeiro - the II…Continue
Added by Seiiti on August 31, 2009 at 8:33pm —
Today I have an interview with my friend Andrés Piazza, from Argentina. He has been doing a lot of interesting work on Internet governance and is a great person to follow on Twitter and other social media channels in case you are looking forward to be engaged on Latin American issues.
SEIITI: Andrés, there was a recent meeting in Rio on the LAC preparatory meeting for the IGF. Can you choose one specific issue that was discussed and share with us?…
Our friend Yasmeen has sent us news about a sponsorship initiative for the Internet Governance Forum. Thanks Yasmeen!!
Commonwealth Internet Governance Forum seeks to encourage greater participation from Commonwealth member states on issues and discussions related to Internet Governance, with a view to coming up with informed solutions or the pooling of good practice to… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on August 27, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Some days ago I was introduced to an old Diplo friend: Nevena Ruzic, from Serbia. So I also invited her for a short interview, to which she was very kind and shared a little - we can say she is the first of many generations of the IG programme: it all started in 2003!
SEIITI: Nevena, what are you currently doing professionally? How did you start things with Diplo and how was that activity significant to you?
NEVENA: To answer your questions, I'll be very brief - I… Continue
Added by Seiiti on August 25, 2009 at 4:40pm —
“We are no longer at the point that it is acceptable to throw things at the wall and see what sticks,” said Michael Snow, a lawyer in Seattle who is the chairman of the Wikimedia board. “There was a time probably when the community was more forgiving of things that were inaccurate or fudged in some fashion — whether simply misunderstood or an author had some ax to grind. There is less tolerance for that sort of problem now.”
That quote is from a NY Times article on Wikipedia… Continue
On August 4, before recessing for the holidays, the U.S. House Committee that oversees the Commerce Department published their opinion, under the chairmanship of the powerful Democrat congressman Henry Waxman, proposing cementing the US-government oversight of ICANN by making the JPA (Joint Project Agreement) permanent, and ending the current “transition phase”. This opinion triggered many comments, although probably due to the August recess, not a lot of public discussion. The public debate… Continue
Thanks to the last update of the LSCube Theater software, people having Safari4 for Mac or Firefox 3.5 for any platform will now be able to see the IGF Open Consultations video archive without having to use VLC, Flash or any other browser plugin. You can see all the videos here: http://media.lscube.org/IGF/.
People with older versions or IE will be required to use VLC just as before.
Different steps need to be taken when implementing and designing an initiative about e-collaboration through the use of web 2.0 tools. Choosing the right web 2.0 tool can be very stressful, especially, when you have different projects. How can we enssure that we deliver what people want and that everyone has a clear picture of what is involved. We shouldn’t simply add web 2.0 tools or other features simply because they are available or free....any thoughts??
Maureen Hilyard has worked in Education for many years, mainly in New Zealand. For the last four years she was the Distance Education Manager, a consultancy position with the Cook Islands Ministry of Education.
The development of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) and internet in developing countries has both been rewarding and has suffered the consequences due to lack of proper management. The ICT and internet are the most essential part of 21st centaury as everything from business to money are adapted to the World Wide Web(WWW) where lack of ICT or internet knowledge means being stagnant or left out .
The present condition of developing nations are completely different as compared… Continue
The full text of the book An Introduction to Internet Governance (6th edition) is available here. The translated versions in Serbian/BCS, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese are also available for download.