'The heart and soul of blogging is the individual and/or the group of individuals opining on the fly and responding post-haste to one and all.'  And speaking of heart and soul, it is gratifying to see so many participants blogging on this forum about the IGF in Nairobi. It's also interesting to note that most of the posts are from those participating remotely. What a resource the Internet is!
It doesn't take long for us to start taking things for granted, though. I can still… Continue
As the IGF continues with yet another year of remote participation, remote panellists were also prominent. Some even participated by phone. This year an ether pad platform allowed those attending and participating remotely to write notes, and share principles and guidelines at an e-participation workshop. This…
This post examines the e-Participation Principles workshop, which is one of many scheduled during the Internet Governance Forum that is being held in Kenya from 27 to 30 September. Originally posted on ICT Pulse.
In our daily and professional lives, we have all used communications technology – including telephone, email, SMS, online messaging services, VoIP services – in order to…
The 4th EuroDIG will take place in Belgrade (30/31 May 2011) and the agenda of the meeting has started to be discussed.What issues are important to you? What topics should be mainstreamed on the next meeting? You now have the opportunity to take part on the agenda-setting of the EuroDIG…
Remote participation is a great success of Internet governance and this success is probably the reason why it has triggered discussion around its name. At today's IGF session, Hanriette from ACP questioned the use of the adjective 'remote'. I had the same concern because this particular adjective has potentially negative connotations. Remote participants are not remote any more. They follow the discussion in real time; they are increasingly engaged. A few alternative terms were suggested. 'E'… Continue
EuroDIG 2010 will not only take place in Madrid, all over Europe various hubs are being set up to enable more stakeholders to participate actively, remotely. For every session, there will be someone moderating the contributions coming in through remote participation and thus feeding them into the… Continue
Charity Gamboa-Embley (IGCBP 2007) is from the Philippines and as a member of the IGF Remote Participation Working group she agreed to give us an interview.
DIPLO Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme - IGCBP: Charity, you have been involved in a project that is getting a lot of attention over the recent years - remote participation for the IGF. Can you explain to us more about what is this initiative? What is the benefit that the group is…Continue
The full text of the book An Introduction to Internet Governance is available here. The translated versions in Serbian/BCS (4th ed.), as well as first editions in French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese are also available for download.