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Did you take the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme - IGCBP from DiploFoundation? If so, in which year? Who was tutoring you?
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Academic Research on South-South Integration processes on Governance, Human rights and Poverty with a keen focus on Internet governance in the MENA Region.
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Blocking VoIP in the MENA region

From Morocco to Jordan, governments throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have blocked access to voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, such as Skype, WhatsApp calling, and others. VoIP blocking often occurs to protect the profits of the incumbent telecom operators, many of which have a monopoly and are at least partially owned by the government.

Recently, a member of…

Posted on October 15, 2016 at 3:29pm

Why Net Neutrality matters for end-users in the MENA Region?

“Allowing broadband carriers to control what people see and do online would fundamentally undermine the principles that have made the Internet such a success,” said Vint Cerf, considered by many as the father of the Internet. He was speaking of a vision shared widely and a fundamental concept on the Internet: Net Neutrality. A term often heard, Net Neutrality is simply defined as the principle that Internet users can connect to any other point in the network. In other words, users…


Posted on October 15, 2016 at 3:24pm

#iGmena Summit 2016 held in Tunis

TUNIS, TUNISIA, 4 October 2016 —

The Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (iGmena) program (www.igmena.org), an initiative of the Hague-based Humanistic Institute for Development (Hivos) (www.hivos.org), held its first-ever Summit in Tunis, Tunisia, from 30 September and to 2 October. iGmena Summit 2016 was hosted by…


Posted on October 15, 2016 at 3:00pm

Egypt's cybercrime law overstep legal and Human rights boundaries

On May 10, 2016, the Egyptian Parliament began working on a new draft of a bill related to cyber crime. This bill was been submitted by MP Tamer Shihawi, and sets out new penalties and sanctions for a number of illegal electronic practices and crimes. Shihawi’s suggestion came as a reaction against what he called "chaotic" and individual "violations" on the internet.

He justified his proposition by the fact that this law aims to protect national security,…


Posted on July 4, 2016 at 7:12am

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