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The recent DDoS attack on Spamhaus, dubbed 'the biggest ever of such kind', shook the Internet community. Not only was it carried out on a very large scale, but the ripple effects created by this attack were similarly alarming.…
Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 29, 2013 at 9:57pm — No Comments
ICANN’s soul-searching continues: from the implementation of the management reform, the introduction of new gTLDs, and its new CEO, ICANN is moving closer to stakeholders in an effort to make the organisation relevant to its stakeholders around the globe.…
Added by Diplo IGCBP on March 22, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
We hope that Diplo's Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme or the book An Introduction to Internet Governance, helped you in your work. They are nominated for the WSIS Project Prizes 2013 in recognition for Diplo's contribution to IG world. If you would like to support this nomination please register on the WSIS Project Prizes page, and follow the voting instructions. Your support is…Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on February 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Last year ended in Dubai, with concern about the start of an Internet governance ice age. Was the outcome of the WCIT in Dubai the first sign of the digital cold war? Our upcoming webinar will reflect on the major developments in 2012, and discuss the 'weather' forecast for 2013. This year, several important events are lined up. What's in store for 2013? Which issues are likely to take centre stage?…Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on January 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Arguably the most anticipated meeting of the year, the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) has convened governments from around the world to review the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs).Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on December 17, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments
By moving to the cloud, we are entrusting our data to third parties. Do we stop and think about the security issues, such as, whether the service provider is taking sufficient security measures to protect our data?Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on November 27, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments
In the past few years, several Internet principles have emerged, including the Council of Europe's Internet Governance Principles, the OECD Communiqué on Principles for Internet Policymaking, the Deauville G8 Declaration, and others. Our October webinar will focus on issues related to these emerging principles.…
Join us tomorrow for our August IG webinar! Our special host, Milan Vuckovic from Verizon, will discuss the theme 'Exploring the potential of mobile broadband technology'.Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on August 27, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Would you like to develop analytical skills in challenging Information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet governance (IG) topics that have strategy and development dimensions? Would you like to learn how to write a research proposal, with the help of expert tutors and a qualified editor?
The Policy Research Methodology course offers you this, and much more. The course is an intensive 8-week online programme…Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on August 27, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments
Our July webinar is coming up! Join us next Tuesday, 31st July, at 13:00 GMT, to discuss a much-awaited topic: cable connections and the cost of Internet access.
The number and capacity of cable connections affect the cost of access to the Internet. Yet, there are other factors that come into play, including the cost of laying these connections, control over access to the connections, and 'last mile' (or 'local loop') costs. While access costs have decreased in the past few years,…Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on July 29, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
We are at the end of the first six months of a very eventful year in Internet governance. What were the main developments, and what can we expect during the next six months?…Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on June 25, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments
There's less than 48h left to apply for the Advanced Courses in Internet Governance! The upcoming courses are:Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 14, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments
This week, DiploFoundation announced a new call for applications. The info is below, as well as at http://www.diplomacy.edu/blog/call-applications-advanced-courses-internet-governance
Call for applications: Advanced courses in Internet governance
Diplo is pleased to announce a new call for…Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, 24th April, for our monthly Internet governance webinar. Our host, Vladimir Radunovic, will discuss the theme 'Illegal online content and liability of Internet intermediaries: Why not shoot the messenger?'
More info is available below, or here, where you can also register.
Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 23, 2012 at 10:37pm — No Comments
Friends, the following TED talk was delivered by Walid Al-Saqaf, an activist and a programmer from Yemen. Walid's website, Yemeni Portal, was blocked by the government in 2008. Listen to Walid as he talks through the birth of Alkasir, the software that is preventing his site (and thousands of others) from being censored.
Walid is also a participant in this year's Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme, and a new member of our…Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Rodney Taylor, acting Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, and alumnus of our Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme 2008, has been interviewed on Caribdirect.com, a leading online news portal…Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 12, 2012 at 6:13pm — No Comments
Several issues emerged during the 43rd meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), concluded last week in Costa Rica. We invite you to join us for our March webinar to discuss these issues.
The new gTLDs programme was rolled out earlier this year. Hundreds of applicants registered their intent to apply for the so-called dot-brands, amid opposition by other major companies relating to the high fees, increased potential for fraud, and defensive…Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on March 26, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments
Following Diplo's recent open selection process to facilitate nominations for the IGF MAG, Virginia (Ginger) Paque reflects on the lessons being learned...
Moving towards a more inclusive Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
How to foster inclusive and effective diplomacy is a question that we, at Diplo, try to…Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on March 13, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Dear friends, we invite you to join us tomorrow Tuesday, 28th February, for our IG webinar on Freedom of Expression.
Our special host is our friend Sala T. Tamanikaiwaimaro, one of two co-coordinators of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC), who will be discussing controversial issues, such as: What happens when the right to freedom of expression is violated? Or when it is confronted with other human rights provisions, such as privacy or intellectual property? And who…Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on February 27, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments