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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…Continue
Added by Guylaine Mootoo on September 30, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments
Colleagues, thank you for participating in the MAG nomination process on this IG community space, and especially, thank you to our nominees for…Continue
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…
Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on September 29, 2014 at 5:21pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Grace Mutung'u on September 29, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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
The debate about network neutrality has been raging in the international arena mostly in the US but we have not heard much…Continue
Added by Davis Onsakia on September 29, 2014 at 2:33pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Momodou Salifu Jatta on September 28, 2014 at 1:33pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Poncelet O. Ileleji on September 27, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments
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!Continue
Added by Stephanie on September 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Stephanie on September 25, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kieren McCarthy on September 24, 2014 at 10:50pm — No Comments
Below my nomination for IGF MAG 2015. I would really appreciate your support.
Family name: Rodriguez
First name: Maria
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…Continue
Added by María Delma Rodriguez on September 24, 2014 at 10:25pm — No Comments
Colleagues, we now have 13 nominations for Diplo community endorsement (see original call: MAG renewal process for 2015 is now open):…Continue
Added by Stephanie on September 24, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments
Family name: KISSANGOU
First name: Jean Philemon
Country of residence: Congo (RC)
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…Continue
Family name: Nkurunziza
First name: Jean Paul
Country of residence: Burundi
Organisation: ISOC Burundi Chapter…
Added by NKURUNZIZA JEAN PAUL on September 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
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
Country of residence: India
Organisation: IGF and IGF - Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility, Internet Society (Global Member), ICANN, IETF- SACM
Stakeholder group: Civil Society
Added by Abhik Chaudhuri on September 24, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Stephanie on September 23, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Boitumelo on September 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Family name: Williams
First name: Deirdre
Country of residence: Saint Lucia, West Indies…Continue