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European Parliament’s resolution on a “2015.eu agenda”: charter of rights, Net Neutrality, Cybercrime Convention, “Be smart online” in schools, a Fifth Freedom, and more...

On Wednesday, May 5, the European Parliament adopted a wide-ranging resolution on a new Digital Agenda for Europe, dubbed
the “2015.eu agenda”, packed with goals and actions for the next five years.…


Added by Stephanie on May 8, 2010 at 4:52pm — No Comments

A new business model (EuroDIG 2010, WS3)

Internet as a platform for innovation and development of new business models

EuroDIG, Madrid, Thursday April 29, 14hr30, workshop 3

Staunch supporters of copyright have today reiterated their call for a copyright framework, which they say has been ongoing for a decade. But taking into account recent legislative developments in Europe, things are indeed changing.

Britain's new Digital Economy Act represents one such change. Businesses… Continue

Added by Stephanie on April 29, 2010 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Diplo at EuroDIG, Madrid: follow us!

Seven participants of the European group of this year's IGCBP are currently attending the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) meeting in Madrid, Spain. The meeting is spread over two days, and is an opportunity to bring European stakeholders together to discuss pressing IG issues.

Stefania Corneo, Masa Kojic, Anna Orlova, Valentina Pellizzer, Roxana Radu, Elona Taka and Alexandra Vasile will be moderating remote participation sessions as well as reporting from the… Continue

Added by Stephanie on April 29, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

Dilemma... how would an ICT advisor solve it?

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory” says German philosopher Friedrich Engels.

And so we, team members of Africa C, recently took our ton of theory, much of which we collected from our IGCBP10 classroom lecture texts, resources and hypertexts, and applied our ounce of action to an issue raised in class by one of our colleagues with regards to her country’s experience on ISP licences... a tangible experience which other countries may come to face.

We asked ourselves… Continue

Added by Stephanie on April 6, 2010 at 4:29pm — No Comments

China-Google spat: a look at the undercurrents

The China-Google series of tit for tat squabbles has cooled down. But at the height of the recent spat of accusations and counter-arguments between China, Google, the US, and the media, the team members of Africa C (IGCBP10) were busy analysing the underwater currents. Here are some excerpts from what was said in class, triggered by an important question posted by one of our team members…

“Google moved its servers from mainland China to Hong Kong after an impasse with the Chinese… Continue

Added by Stephanie on April 6, 2010 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Taking Stock and Looking Forward – on the desirability of the continuation of the Forum

Disclaimer – blog starts mid-China’s speech (was stuck in a queue to get my mobile/camera)

[11:37:51] main session right now: China speaking on the future of IGF

[11:37:51] just pointed out IGF shortcomings

[11:38:33] "without doing any reform to the igf, it is not necessary to give a five-year extension"

[11:39:31] *some* people clapped

[11:43:54] UNESCO rep next

[11:44:44] we look forward to continue to play an imp role in the hopefully extended… Continue

Added by Stephanie on November 18, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments



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