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October 2011 Blog Posts (20)

Opportunities and Challenges for IPv6 in Developing Countries

Compelling Reasons for Developing Countries to Migrate to IPv6

Given that the Internet is now a critical global infrastructure for socio-economic growth and is growing faster in developing countries, there are a number of key rationalizations for IPv6 migration to be accelerated in these nations. A number of these are highlighted below:

1. Many developing countries have made considerable strides in ICT but still trail developed nations as it…

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Added by Niel Harper on October 31, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Do Not Commit the 3 Fatal Sins in Disregarding End Users in ICT4D

Very interesting!! every one should focus on End Users in order to achieve success in ICTD see more info below:

 

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In witnessing and celebrating the acknowledgement of failure for several ICT4D organizations at…

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Added by Robert Kikonyogo on October 28, 2011 at 11:14am — 1 Comment

IGF11: My impressions on 6th Internet Governance Forum held in Nairobi, Kenya

It was like a dream come true…… the 6th Internet Governance Forum (IGF11) was held in my home town, Nairobi!

 

The relaxed space that is the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) facilities, offered speakers and participants a serene environment for rather hurried discussions on access, development, freedoms and innovation at time-limited…

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Added by Mwende Njiraini on October 28, 2011 at 9:04am — 2 Comments

Serendipity

Serendipity – happy accident – seems to be governing my life at the moment. Last week I was asking for opinions about how to deal with “Facebook” at work. The responses I received generally agreed with the majority CARIBnog position - to block the site/s. I still have questions, one of the first ones being – how does the network manager decide which sites to block? What constitutes “improper use of bandwidth (and time)”?

 

This morning in my mail was the latest post from John…

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Added by Deirdre Williams on October 27, 2011 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment

Filtering content to safeguard kids – Some interesting recent developments

Blocking porn content has been on the agenda of public institutes dealing with Internet policy and regulations subjects. Child Online Protection (COP) is one specific terminology addressing this particular content type since children around the globe are the most vulnerable segment of a society in terms of threats / harm posed by porn content. Although, COP is not limited to safeguarding kids from porn content only, it includes a broader issues framework.

Blocking content is not an…

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Added by Naveed on October 25, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

What should happen with IGF? Impressions from Nairobi by Christoph Steck, Telefonica

One of the main discussion issues - at the stage as well as in corridors - of the recent IGF meeting in Nairobi was the future of IGF and multistakeholder concept. While there several other places where the future of IGF will impacted from (UN through the new chief coordinator of IGF Secretariat, CSTD through suggested reforms of IGF), the IGF itself is certainly the best place to discuss its own future, right?

 

Impressions taken from various participants about what works and…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on October 24, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

WikiLeaks killed

There is meta-leverage when needed to twist arm towards intended policy, a right pressure at the right place does miracles: http://rt.com/news/wikileaks-killed-payment-ban-583/

Added by Ljubisa Gavrilovic on October 24, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

IG book in Serbian

From http://www.diplomacy.edu/ig/newsitem.asp?id=2545:



Jovan Kurbalija’s An Introduction to Internet Governance has just been published in Serbian (BCS).



The Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian version, Uvod u upravljanje internetom, has been produced with the support of the Digital Agenda Administration of the…

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Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

FTP is no more secure

It like FTP is no more secure. It is asked to the whole AUF (Francophony agency) to stop using FTP as file transfer method, because it is desmonstrated that FTP is no more secure. Next time, people must rather focus them selve around other method like # scp, #ssh  #ssh-copy ....

Added by NANA on October 21, 2011 at 3:45am — No Comments

Facebook, Forster, CARIBnog and … Policy

I enjoy the way things manage to line themselves up beside one another. I expect this comes from my other life as a teacher of literature. From EM Forster's novel Howards End perhaps and the ideas of one of his characters : "Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. … Live in fragments no longer. Only connect...."

Checking to get the quotation correct I found this article “ “Only Connect"--E. M. Forster In An Age…

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Added by Deirdre Williams on October 19, 2011 at 4:37am — 2 Comments

Reflections on IGF 2011 - challenging myths about youth (#92), eParticipation and #opendata

Reposted from the UK IGF blog. 

The challenge faced by the Internet Governance Forum is a big one: to convene open multi-stakeholder dialogue on extremely diverse Internet issues in order to help shape global Internet policy and practice. Sometimes it can feel like an event of fragmented workshops, repeating year-on-year without making progress: but within the…

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Added by Tim Davies on October 18, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

i am late but not last

Dear all i miss important topic and courses i would like to jion again , i need your assistant

Added by Ahmed Abibeker SH Omer on October 14, 2011 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

Africans get food credits via mobiles

The United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a pilot programme that uses mobile phone technology to help people living in poverty to buy food. The technology facilitates cash transfers to 54,000 people living in poor districts in Côte d’Ivoire to assist them to buy food...…

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Added by Niel Harper on October 13, 2011 at 5:40pm — No Comments

There's really no plan for IPv6 migration

I have come to the scary conclusion that there are currently no plans for migrating to IPv6. While most all IG practitioners will agree that IPv6 is the way to go in terms of the development of the Internet.  However, it is obvious that despite the constant discussion within ARIN, APNIC, AFRINIC, LACNIC, RIPE NCC, ITU, IGF and the plethora of other Internet governance forums, there is no definitive plan or obvious timelines for this migration. Service providers are not leading the charge…

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Added by Niel Harper on October 12, 2011 at 9:40pm — 2 Comments

[Webinar] The future architecture of global Internet governance

Date: Wednesday, 12th October

Time: 13:00 GMT

Host: Dr Jovan Kurbalija



Register at http://igbook.diplomacy.edu/2011/10/webinar_post-igf11/



The webinar will reflect on the 2011 Internet Governance Forum, which was held in Nairobi at the end of September. The IGF gathered more than 2,000…

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Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 10, 2011 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

IGF 2011 is not over: E-participate in the output!

Did you say you wanted input into the IGF 2011 process, even though you could not attend in person?

Did I hear you say you wanted some output from the IGF process? Please help us continue the discussion started in Kenya...



The IGF Kenya 2011 Workshop 67 E-participation Principles…

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Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on October 8, 2011 at 12:05am — No Comments

IGF 2011: HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOVERNANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT #IGF11 MAIN SESSION

The Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) main session was an informative meeting chaired by Laurent Elder, from the International Development Research Center, with Mr. Ben Akoh, Project Manager for the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Ms. Olga Cavalli, Advisor for Technology at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Argentina, as moderators. Panelists included Mr.William Drake, International Fellow in the media change and innovation division at the…

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Added by Kolubahzizi T. Howard on October 3, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments

"Being in" Nairobi at the IGF

So after the fact what did we all think?



I "attended" the IGF all week which meant getting up at 2am (didn't always make it punctually) and suffering a permanent state of jetlag.
I was enchanted by the opportunities for inclusion offered me by remote participation, and the intellectual stimulation this provided. There were technology issues, I couldn't always join the session I had chosen, but I was able to participate actively in several sessions, even though I…
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Added by Deirdre Williams on October 3, 2011 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

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