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Diplo Alumni gathering at IGF2017 in Geneva: Mon 18 Dec 13:30 @ UN

Dear friends,



A warm welcome for Diplo alumni members to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017!



As IGF 2017 is approaching – and because it is taking place in Geneva, one of Diplo’s hometowns – you can expect us to be very active and visible during next week's events! Like every year, Diplo and its alumni will be powerful generators of Internet governance policy awareness and…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on December 12, 2017 at 2:55pm — 1 Comment

Cyber-armament: risks and responses

Is cyber-armament a growing trend? What are the main diplomatic responses? And why is the private sector calling for a global political dialogue? This post analyses cyber-armament as a growing trend, and looks at diplomatic and private sector initiatives on tackling cyber-conflicts. It also makes reference to DiploFoundation’s latest report,…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on March 1, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Internet and analogies: Riding a bus through the submarine fibre

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.  - Albert Einstein

How does the Internet work? Well, let's think of a traditional phone, or telegraph - imagine it as the Einstein's cat... Or, think of data packets as…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on September 23, 2016 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Fellowships for RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative in Warsaw

RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) invites students and researchers to present their Internet-related research during RIPE NCC meetings. The next one will take place in Warsaw, Poland, 12-16 May 2014.

RIPE will provide up to five fellowships covering travel and accommodation. If you are working on an Internet-related research, you are from Europe/…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on January 27, 2014 at 7:47pm — No Comments

"Seismic Change to The Global Internet" event in London - and complementary live stream for Diplo community

This might be interesting to decision makers and all of you from corporate sector thinking about strategic and communication aspects of business (and not only Internet business) in "era" of new gTLDs and multilingual Internet.

Our colleagues from Multilingual Internet Group (MLI Group) are organising an interesting event in London on Jan 29, 2014 with distinguished speakers - besides on-site participation, live stream will be available for registered…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on January 20, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Submit suggestions for key topics of the IGF2014

The IGF MAG has agreed to introduce another step for preparing the programme of the annual meeting: prior to a call for proposals for workshops and sessions (likely to run in end February) to be organised at the IGF2014, a request for public inputs on topics that should be discussed at the IGF2014 has been launched: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/

In practice, that means that everyone is invited to suggest…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on January 14, 2014 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Nomination for 1Net

Dear colleagues,

Here is my nomination for the 1Net.

Full name: Vladimir Radunovic

Gender: M

Nationality: Serbian

Country of residence: Serbia

Organisation: DiploFoundation

Background and/or experience in IG (50 words); feel free to include a link:

I have been involved with Internet governance since WSIS1&2, participated in all the IGF meetings and served as MAG member…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on December 6, 2013 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Re-nomination for MAG

Dear colleagues,

Following my previous 2 years in MAG, I wish to re-nominate for the final 3rd year. Below are my details.

Full name: Vladimir Radunovic

Gender: Male

Nationality: Serbian

Country of residence: Serbia

Organisation: DiploFoundation

Stakeholder group: Civil society

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

I have been involved with Internet governance since WSIS1&2, participated in all the IGF…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on November 14, 2013 at 9:34pm — No Comments

"Coming seismic changes to the global Internet and the Birth of the Multilingual Internet Ecosystem"

An interesting initiative to announce, that you may be part of:

Multilingual Internet Group (MLi Group), that has been very active since WSIS and IGF beginnings in promoting the internationalised Internet - including multilingual content and the iDNs - announces series of Summits in emerging markets to help local communities and organisations be prepared for what they call "seismic changes on the global Internet and the Birth of the Multilingual Internet Ecosystem" due to, among other…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on September 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Contribute to IGF Open Consultations and MAG meeting next week

As Diedre reminded in her post, next week in Paris a WSIS+10 review meeting by UNESCO will take place.

But besides, the Open Consultations and the MAG meeting about the forthcoming IGF meeting in Indonesia later this year. The OC and MAG will discuss the topics and formats of the IGF2013 meeting, as well as all other…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on February 20, 2013 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Establishment of a UN CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (call for comments by 8 Feb)

UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), a subsidiary of ECOSOC, has one of the leading roles in the WSIS follow up process (besides the ITU and the UNESCO) - and thus the Internet Governance as well.

CSTD has been mandated to create a Working Group (WG) on the Improvements of the Internet Governance Forum and prepared the report. Unlike most other UN bodies, the WG…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on January 29, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Decide on the future of IGF - join the MAG!

Dear friends,

I hope you have seen Ginger's post on the nomination process for Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the IGF. This is one of the best opportunities to get involved with the IGF and help it survive these "complicated" times.

MAG has a mandate by the UN WSIS Tunis Agenda to support the preparation of the annual IGF -…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on January 10, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Re-nomination for MAG

Friends,

In response to Ginger's post on nomination for MAG (and based on the UN Under-Secretary-General call for the submission of names of nominees for the renewed MAG) let me share here my re-nomination for continuation of my mandate with MAG.

I was elected for MAG in 2012, and I wish to remain engaged till the end of the three-year mandate. I hope for the support of Diplo and all of you in the community to be re-elected by the UN.

Full name: Vladimir…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on January 10, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

WCIT and freedoms: Governments vs Governance

WCIT from the perspective of an open Internet and freedoms

Governments vs Governance

Thinking about WCIT from the freedoms perspectives, it looks like a battle between “governments” and “governance”: if we would like to keep the Internet open and free, should we change traditional (ITU) governance model, or should we (try to) change the…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on December 7, 2012 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

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

TPI: "Data Cap Broadband Plans Cheaper for Most Consumers" - what are the implications on network neutrality?

Technology Policy Institute, a think-thank working closely with major US network operators (ATT, Verizon, ...), released results of their study claiming that "broadband plans with data caps are 15 - 25 percent cheaper than unlimited plans for most consumers". Besides, they analysed costs of having contracts and dependance on duration. Within their conclusions, the authors say: "Policymakers should not… Continue

Added by Vladimir Radunovic on November 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

ICANN vs/& US - updates

As the expiry of the JPA agreement of ICANN and US is approaching (30 September), and as the voices from within ICANN are becoming louder that ICANN "had achieved sufficient accountability and professional stature to justify termination of its unique relationship with the U.S. government", the events are gaining momentum...



"the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce as well as the Chairman of its Internet Subcommittee, along with eight other Committee members,… Continue

Added by Vladimir Radunovic on August 6, 2009 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

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