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@Diplo Alumni -- join us on Facebook

Hello, everyone!

I'd like to invite all of our Diplo alumni to join us on our new Diplo Alumni Group on Facebook if you haven't done so yet. We're having a great time refreshing memories and renewing bonds. This closed group allows us to network in a more informal, private meeting space that many of you are already familiar with (and if you need help, just let me know -- I'm happy to assist). Not only can we share updates and brainstorm new ideas, but we can meet in person at regional…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on September 18, 2017 at 3:55pm — No Comments

IGF open consultation and MAG meeting this week! Attend online -- register now

Great news! Registration for online participation is now available (and required) for the upcoming OC/MAG meeting, as a full meeting participant (online). Users who have already registered as on-site participants must re-register as online participants to access the online system. I think it will be helpful to spread this information widely, so online participants are aware of the process.…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on February 28, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Una Introducción a la Gobernanza de Internet y otros recursos en Español

¡Estoy celebrando! (English version below)



Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 19, 2016 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Closing soon: Giganet Call for Proposals (English and Spanish)

11th GigaNet Annual Symposium

Internet Governance research a decade after WSIS: new directions and persisting challenges


05 December 2016

Guadalajara, Mexico



Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on June 7, 2016 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Internet governance in the MENA region online course 2016

Emerging leaders from civil society in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) are invited to apply for the fourth annual…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on May 16, 2016 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Joining IG 2016 online -- starting now -- make your voice heard in two important projects

Hi everybody, and welcome to 2016 on personal, professional and IG levels! We have a busy year ahead, and a lot of interesting and important things to do.

Are you preparing to improve your online engagement in IG? We are starting the year with a valuable conference to share how to improve our online interactions in IG policy, especially with Geneva, the main hub for IG policy. 

Check out the…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 12, 2016 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Online or in situ - which came first?

It doesn’t take a genius to figure that one out. Of course in situ gatherings, including both meetings and kids’ games, came first, probably around campsites and campfires. Interesting to note, then, that the 2015 World Championship League of Legends e-sport games had 360 million hours of live viewing, 334 million daily unique impressions, and average concurrent viewership of over 4.2 million, with a maximum of 14 million at its peak. There were 36 million unique viewers during the 15-day…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 6, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Important: Call for nominations for the IGF 2016 MAG

The call for nominations for the IGF 2016 MAG has been posted on the IGF website:
The deadline for submission nominations through the nomination form is 1 February…

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 4, 2016 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Diplo community at IGF 2015 in Brazil

It is definitely IGF time again, and important things are happening in the IG and IGF worlds. We know you are involved, and we would like to know about your IG and especially your IGF activities. Please tell us what you are doing so that the Diplo community can join and support you in Brazil or online.

You can watch for (and suggest) IGF updates on the Digital Watch IGF Process…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on October 29, 2015 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Rafik Dammak (APC, ICANN, Diplo) on DNS, ICANN & content in APC news

Diplo alumni, expert and tutor (watch for the upcoming IGMENA course) Rafik Dammak was interviewed by APC news in We need to avoid a situation where the DNS is used to police content': A conversation with ICANN's Rafik Dammak.

There are too many interesting points to summarise here, so I suggest you read the article, but here are a…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on July 8, 2015 at 3:29pm — No Comments

IGF 2015 workshop proposal deadline is 30 March!

Is your workshop proposal ready? Links to relevant information can be found in this blog post. The new workshop guidelines ask for dynamic and interactive proposals, so don't forget to read the full information. If I can help you with a final review of your workshop proposal, please send me a message! Good energy!

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on March 23, 2015 at 3:50pm — No Comments

IGF 2015 Workshop proposal form is now live - with new guidelines

Hi everyone,…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on March 10, 2015 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Remote is far, far way: online is inclusive collaboration

How to improve inclusion in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) process through…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 11, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

IGF 2015 has begun - what do YOU want to achieve? Input requested on overarching theme and sub-themes

Hi everybody,

As a new MAG member, the Open Consultation and MAG meetings in Geneva last week were very exciting for me. One very important point brought out in our discussions, is that the IGF 2015 should be organised in a bottom-up way, with sufficient consultation with the IG community. We decided that consulting YOU about the overarching theme and sub-themes for the IGF in Brazil was very important. Please respond to the call for participation - think about it seriously, join the…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 9, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments

CS nominations to the Coordination Council of the NETmundial Initiative

Currently few civil society representatives have nominated themselves to the Coordination Council of the NETmundial Initiative - in part this is due to dissatisfaction with the initiative, but even some of those who had previous expressed enthusiasm or interest have not nominated themselves.  In case this was an oversight, you have a few more days to do so.  Please use the nomination form here:…

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 8, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Civil Society Coordination Group and NETmundial Initiative Information

The NETmundial Initiative has been involved in a lively (to put it mildly) discussion in the past weeks. I am forwarding this important information about the NETmundial Initiative and Civil Society, from the Civil Society Coordination Group. If I can answer any questions, or assist in any way, please do post here for discussion. Cheers, Ginger

Dear Civil Society members,

After a substantial consultation with members across many different constituencies, the…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on November 26, 2014 at 9:03pm — No Comments

IGF 2015 has begun, and your input is needed now!

Hi everybody,

Chengetai, whose energy supports the IGF Secretariat, has asked us to replicate this request:

Call for Input

All stakeholders are invited to submit by 27 October 2014 written contributions taking stock of the Istanbul IGF meeting and looking forward to the IGF 2015 meeting, including suggestions on the format, schedule and themes. The written contributions will be synthesized into a paper that will form an input…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on September 29, 2014 at 5:21pm — No Comments

MAG renewal 2015 proces self-nomination Virginia (Ginger) Paque

Hello colleagues and friends,

I am happy to add my self-nomination for the 2015 MAG to those of the other Diplo colleagues who have already done so.

Family name: Paque

First name: Virginia…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on September 23, 2014 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

Does remote participation engender schizophrenia? Oh, right, we call it multitasking!

No, seriously! I am attending the IGF 2014 online -- with an 8 hour time difference. That's hard enough to start with. Fortunately, I'm in good company, with the Nepad/Diplo Internet governance in Africa: an introduction participants, who are attending and discussing sessions and issues through the the Africa Virtual Remote Hub. They are doing a great job!

Back to the schizophrenia: so, I am online in Istanbul, online in the Africa Virtual Remote Hub, attending my home and family in…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on September 3, 2014 at 5:54pm — No Comments

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