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Beckstrom Advocates Multi-Stakeholderism for One World, One Internet

ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom stressed the importance of a Multi-Stakeholder Model for Internet Governance at IGF11.

He expressed his delight at this year’s theme “ Internet as a Catalyst for Change,” and offered that the Multi-Stakeholder model was an important Catalyst for the Internet itself. He attributed it for the Advancement:

• The Technology

• Standards

• Policy

• Global governance structures

Beckstrom thanked participants for being here to… Continue

Added by Sheba Mohammid on September 27, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Wisdom from the Father

Vint Cerf (one of the Founding Fathers of the Internet) congratulated Sub Saharan Africa for rapid uptake of the Internet and Mobile Tech and offered some core concepts on the Internet at IGF11 Opening Session:

1. Multi-Stakeholderism- He Strongly endorses Multi-Stakeholder Approach. He expressed how encouraged he was by Regional IGF and hopes these will feed into annual meeting

2. What type of Internet? Underscored the importance of a Global, Open and Interoperable… Continue

Added by Sheba Mohammid on September 27, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"The Internet is its Edges" and "Digital Canyons" -Successes and Failures of Internet Governance - Perspectives from #WS55

Successes and failures of Internet Governance, 1995 - 2010, and looking forward to WSIS 201

Different parameters of success of IG proposed by the moderator:

  • Technical - does it work?
  • Development- for whose benefit?
  • Democratic- is it transparent, participatory and inclusive?
  • Definition of Failure- Perhaps nothing is a failure if lessons are learnt from it. Can…

Added by Sheba Mohammid on September 17, 2010 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Developing a Policy Understanding on Information Security: Glocal (Global and Local) Perspective

The Workshop Developing a Policy Understanding on Information Security: Glocal (Global and Local) Perspective offers probes the issue with a tapestry of points being raised.

Key points include:

  • Small Island Developing…

Added by Sheba Mohammid on September 15, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

"The Civil Society in Each of Us"

Ginger Paque http://www.diplomacy.edu/ig/Community/display.asp?Topic=GingerPague speaks at the IGF Opening Ceremony. She represents the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus http://www.igcaucus.org/ but stresses the overlapping roles people play and multiple hats they wear. Ginger remains a powerful voice for Civil Society, Capacity Building, Women, LAC and Users… Continue

Added by Sheba Mohammid on September 14, 2010 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Beckstrom - The Internet Works

Rod Beckstrom http://www.beckstrom.com presents at IGF Opening Session highlighting the importance of preserving Multi-Stakeholderism.

Key Points he raised include:
  • The Internet Works - highlighting the need to appreciate its value and not take this for granted.
  • Inclusiveness makes the internet a field for Innovation. Everyone using the Internet should have a voice.
  • Decisions on its future should…

Added by Sheba Mohammid on September 14, 2010 at 4:19pm — 2 Comments

Hope of the ACP States

IGF officially kicked off today with live Jazz Playing and the Lithuanian Government impressing the need for Open Discussion on Internet Governance Issues as well as welcoming the diverse international participants.

For Africa, Caribbean and…


Added by Sheba Mohammid on September 14, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

IGF Regional Preparatory Meeting for LAC - Quito

The Regional Preparatory Meeting for IGF for Latin America and the Caribbean kicked off yesterday in Quito. There are circa 100 participants. Many viewpoints are currently being raised on various issues that speak to how different paramters of the Internet are negotiated. Key points have been:

- Negotiating Censorship with Freedom of Expression

- Negotiating Intellectual Property with Openess/A2K

- Negotiating Security with Freedom

- Negotiating the roles of different… Continue

Added by Sheba Mohammid on August 4, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments



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