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September 2014 Blog Posts (42)

A safe secure sustainable Internet and the role of stakeholders

The 9th Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place in Istanbul, Turkey early September 2014 and one topic which attracts my attention among the other topics of significance being discussed is ‘A Safe Sustainable Secure Internet and the role of the Stakeholders’.  It sets me thinking about how the Internet can be such a magical tool while being at the same time a harsh weapon to spill off your face.  I called it the 4S in the evolution of the Internet and there are so much…

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Added by Guylaine Mootoo on September 30, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments

RESULTS: Diplo Community endorsement for 2015 IGF MAG renewal

Colleagues, thank you for participating in the MAG nomination process on this IG community space, and especially, thank you to our nominees for…

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Added by Stephanie on September 29, 2014 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Internet comme moteur de la croissance et du développement

Malgré les efforts consentis par les différentes parties prenantes des objectifs du millénaire pour le développement quant à la réduction de l’extrême pauvreté, l’on constate qu’elle continue à sévir dans plusieurs pays à travers le monde dont la RDCONGO.

En effet, les gouvernements, les organisations nationales, régionales et Internationales travaillent d’arrache-pied, dans le cadre des projets d’appuis à l’amélioration de la situation sociale et économique des populations. Cependant…

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Added by FUNDI ETELEMBONGO SERGE on September 29, 2014 at 6:35pm — No Comments

IGF 2015 has begun, and your input is needed now!

Hi everybody,

Chengetai, whose energy supports the IGF Secretariat, has asked us to replicate this request:

Call for Input

All stakeholders are invited to submit by 27 October 2014 written contributions taking stock of the Istanbul IGF meeting and looking forward to the IGF 2015 meeting, including suggestions on the format, schedule and themes. The written contributions will be synthesized into a paper that will form an input…

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Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on September 29, 2014 at 5:21pm — No Comments

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Principles

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms was launched during the 2014 IGF at Istanbul. In true African style, the Declaration has a long title, similar to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, on which it is based.

 

The Declaration espouses 12 principles among them openness, freedom of expression, right to association…

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Added by Grace Mutung'u on September 29, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments

ICANN Reform

One key actor in the Internet Governance (IG) process is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN’s primary role is to manage the Internet Infrastructure (i.e. domain names, internet protocol numbers, and root servers). Legally, ICANN is a private business incorporated in the US; therefore, its operations are subject only to US law.

On the surface, ICANN’s role may be viewed as merely technical. In reality, though, ICANN’s role has both policy and…

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Added by Robert Achieng on September 29, 2014 at 3:09pm — 2 Comments

Network neutrality, why Africa’s disinterest?

Introduction

Network neutrality has been defined as treating all data packets on the Internet equally: no priority to be given to any data package based on origin, type, destination or any other criteria. Link to this definition - http://goo.gl/uL65Rr

African dilemma

The debate about network neutrality has been raging in the international arena mostly in the US but we have not heard much…

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Added by Davis Onsakia on September 29, 2014 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Empowering The Youth on The Internet

Youth Empowerment on the Internet

 

The youth in many developing countries are in a disadvantaged position due to many factors primary among which is financial. Secondarily we have issues of educational nature but mostly to do with curriculum enhancements. There should be a middle ground between restrictions and security for youth access to Internet content and at the same time we should involve the youth in current issues affecting the use of the Internet. If we achieve all…

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Added by Momodou Salifu Jatta on September 28, 2014 at 1:33pm — No Comments

MINDSETS AND THE BALANCE IN CREATING A PROPER NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE - A SUB SAHARAN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE.

 

Easier said than done, what actually should make all the boxes tick if we look overall at the multistakeholder model of the Internet governance?  Well simply said and widely written on   it is however in my opinion trying to get all within the sphere of equality to have a level playing field where all voices count.    

However sometimes these do not really happen at national level of Internet Governance especially in developing countries notably Sub Saharan Africa, as…

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Added by Poncelet O. Ileleji on September 27, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments

POLL NOW OPEN: Diplo community endorsement for 2015 IGF MAG

Colleagues, the nomination period for Diplo community endorsement for the 2015 IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) ended yesterday evening with 15 nominees. Thank you for your nominations!

Chaudhuri Abhik…

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Added by Stephanie on September 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Period for nominations now closed

Colleagues, the nomination period for Diplo community endorsement for the 2015 IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) has just ended. Nominations posted after this time will not be considered.

The poll will open later on today (Thursday). More details in a few hours...

Meanwhile, you can read more about the renewal process…

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Added by Stephanie on September 25, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Request for MAG consideration - Kieren McCarthy

Hello all,

I would really like to do two things within the IGF's main advisory group:

 

1. Open it up, and

2. Get it to spend much more time thinking about Internet users' issues and how to actively engage them

 

I have followed Internet governance issues for over a decade, first writing about the WSIS preparatory meetings in Geneva for a number of international media.

 

I was the "official blogger" for the inaugural IGF in…

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Added by Kieren McCarthy on September 24, 2014 at 10:50pm — No Comments

MAG renewal process for 2015 - Self Nomination: Maria Delma Rodriguez

Dear Community,

Below my nomination for IGF MAG 2015. I would really appreciate your support.

Cheers,

Maria Delma

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Family name: Rodriguez

First name: Maria

Gender: female

Country of residence: Uruguay

Organisation: Cultural Ring Latinamerica-Europe

Stakeholder group: Civil Society

 

Background and/or experience in IG (about 50 words):

During this year I have…

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Added by María Delma Rodriguez on September 24, 2014 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Latest update: 13 nominations, poll opening soon

Colleagues, we now have 13 nominations for Diplo community endorsement (see original call: MAG renewal process for 2015 is now open):…

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Added by Stephanie on September 24, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments

MAG 2015!

Family name: KISSANGOU

First name: Jean Philemon

Gender: M

Country of residence: Congo (RC)

Organisation:  CACSUP

Stakeholder group: Civil society

 

Background and/or experience in IG:

 

From 2005 to 2012 I organized four national IGFs in Congo, and had initiated the two firsts regional in central Africa. I am committed to continue contributing in  the awareness of…

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Added by kissangou jean philemon on September 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

MAG 2015 membership : Self nomination

Family name: Nkurunziza

First name: Jean Paul

Gender: Male

Country of residence: Burundi

Organisation: ISOC Burundi Chapter…

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Added by NKURUNZIZA JEAN PAUL on September 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

MAG renewal process for 2015 - Self Nomination : Abhik Chaudhuri

Dear Friends,

My details for self nomination to IGF MAG for 2015 is provided below. I request for support from all of you.

Family name: Chaudhuri



First name: Abhik



Gender: Male



Country of residence: India



Organisation: IGF and IGF - Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility, Internet Society (Global Member), ICANN, IETF- SACM



Stakeholder group: Civil Society



Background…

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Added by Abhik Chaudhuri on September 24, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments

MAG renewal 2015 proces self-nomination Virginia (Ginger) Paque

Hello colleagues and friends,

I am happy to add my self-nomination for the 2015 MAG to those of the other Diplo colleagues who have already done so.

Family name: Paque

First name: Virginia…

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Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on September 23, 2014 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

Update: 9 nominations for MAG renewal process

Colleagues, as you know, the Multistakeholder Advisory Group renewal process is now underway. In order to facilitate a more inclusive selection, Diplo is calling on individuals to volunteer to represent their regions and communities, especially those that need more inclusive, multistakeholder global Internet governance. The nomination period on this community…

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Added by Stephanie on September 23, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Africa’s right to internet: is it a priority?

The African Declaration on internet right and freedom http://africaninternetrights.org/declaration emphasize that internet is an enabling space and resource for the realization of all human right and that in order to fully benefit from its development potential, the internet must be accessible, available and affordable for all persons in Africa.   Does this mean African governments should strive to have this right implemented through…

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Added by Boitumelo on September 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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