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IGF 2014

Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance

Activities before, during and after IGF 2014: recommendations, workshops and news

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Welcome to the IGF 2014 Istanbul group on www.diplointernetgovernance.org

Whether you'll be in Istanbul on 2-5 September, or participating remotely, join this group for the updates and announcements. You can post comments and questions on the Comment Wall, or in the Discussion Forum.

Which workshops are you interested in? What are your thoughts about main and emerging themes? Do you have important information to share about logistics (VISA, places to visit..)? Are you planning an informal meeting? Share the info below.

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Comment by Diplo IGCBP on September 10, 2014 at 1:18pm
Comment by Tracy Hackshaw on September 2, 2014 at 10:05pm
We need LOTS more new blood in this space. Women, Small State actors, youth, PWD, first nations/indigenous peoples, end users, you name it. This is why I'm aggressively hoping that the Geneva Internet Conference would lead the way and show the light. We SIMPLY CANNOT accept the status quo any longer. The moment is now to stand up and amplify AND multiply nontraditional voices. Where are the NEXT 2/3 of internet users going to come from?? Answer that question and you get the solution to the outlined problem. It's time to change. Change for good. We shall not be silenced.
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on September 2, 2014 at 7:28pm

Yes, Steph, I agree, but what did you think as the opening session continued? There were more women in the second half, but more importantly, the women like CS Deirdre Williams and EC Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes in particular, were outstanding speakers, who really had something to say.  It's worth taking a look if you did not see it, and check out the very dynamic speech by the Colombian speaker as well.

Comment by Stephanie on September 2, 2014 at 3:24pm

I'm following the IGF Opening Ceremony, and can't help but noticing the gender imbalance. So far, all but one of the speakers are male (Deirdre should speak soon). IGF participants are commenting about gender imbalance on Twitter too.

I don't feel this is representative, considering the many active women we know in the IG process, but it would have been good to see more ladies take the stage.

Comment by Michael Inyang on August 27, 2014 at 7:43pm

I am looking forward to IGF 2014 Conference.I  hope indepth Cyber Security and Governance issues as they affect emerging economies who are on the threshold of full scale adoption and integration  of the internet will be addressed. Most of these countries,especially in Africa suffer infrastructure and knowledge constraints in this area.

Comment by Diplo IGCBP on August 22, 2014 at 6:12pm

On behalf of Diplo, Deirdre has shared a call for volunteers to man the Diplo booth at the Village Square at the IGF venue. If you're attending the IGF in Istanbul, please consider helping out, and in the process meet some very interesting people :-)

To volunteer, please indicate your preference on this spreadsheet. Thanks in advance!

Comment by Stephanie on August 21, 2014 at 12:53pm

Friends, Diplo's IGF2014 programme is now available: http://www.diplomacy.edu/calendar/diplofoundation-9th-internet-gove...

The programme includes workshops, orientation sessions, a special session introducing the Geneva International Conference in November, the launch of the 6th edition of Dr Kurbalija's book An Introduction to Internet Governance, and a get-together for alumni and friends (more details about get-together soon).

Comment by Azeem Sajjad on August 21, 2014 at 11:54am

Hello, this is Azeem Sajjad from Pakistan.

Comment by Mary Murphy on August 21, 2014 at 10:52am

Hi everyone. Gearing up for Istanbul and planning the launch of the sixth edition of An Introduction to Internet Governance. Hope to see you all there. Be sure to drop by the Diplo booth and say hi.

Comment by Deirdre Williams on August 20, 2014 at 5:22pm

Hello, I'm looking forward to meeting you all, in person or virtually.


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