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January 2010 Blog Posts (10)

OSCE asks Turkey to change the laws allowing Internet blocking

EDRI-Gram Newsletter had an interesting piece of news about Internet censorship in Turkey. Please, find it below:

OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Media Freedom

representative Miklos Haraszti asked the Turkish Government on 18 January to

change their Internet law in order to observe OSCE commitments and other

international standards protecting freedom of expression.

A survey commissioned by Haraszti's office, analyzing Turkey's… Continue

Added by Mojito on January 28, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ambassador Milton A. Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy 2010

Ambassador Milton A. Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy 2010: March 17 - 19, 2010
at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna, http://www.aaf-online.org/how-to-apply.90.html

Added by Mojito on January 27, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Apple announcing Tablet on Wednesday

Long rumored new Apple product - a tablet device, based on success of iPhone and Touch line is about to be revealed this Wednesday, Apple has invited selected reporters to this event. http://bit.ly/7o5hga (news articles about Apple Tablet are appearing by minute)

Microsoft is also cooking a tablet device - currently there are just rumors about it.

If this device gains momentum and attract publicity, computing may change significantly with… Continue

Added by Ljubisa Gavrilovic on January 27, 2010 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Jean-Yves Gatete and the Game Changer Awards

Our friend Jean-Yves Gatete is from Burundi and was recently nominated for the We Media Game Changer Awards. Jean-Yves took the Internet Governance Capacity Building in 2008, with Jean Paul Nkurunziza as his tutor.

Since then, Jean-Yves has continued his engagement on… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on January 27, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

How to donate to Haiti in a safe and trusted online environment

Last week I was in the ICANN Studienkreis, when one of the panellists, from Verisign, provided a shocking number: on the UK alone there is around 680 million pound fraud a year on fake charity ngos, being 10% online fraud.

This makes me think about the current times in Haiti and the need for help. I feel disgusted and sick in my stomach by learning that fraudsters and scammers do not hesitate to take advantage of tragic events to make their schemes… Continue

Added by Seiiti on January 26, 2010 at 11:00pm — 12 Comments

Diplo IG - 2009 retrospective

Wow! 2009 was such an intense year! We are almost done with January and we cannot let go the opportunity to make a retrospective of significant events on Diplo Internet governance.

We asked some of our friends and here is what they replied:

Marília Maciel from Brazil:

"Diplo always succeeds to make a difference on all the thematic areas… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on January 18, 2010 at 4:46pm — 8 Comments

Los mejores libros sobre Internet, políticas tecnológicas e información de la década

Impresionante entrada la que publica Adam Thierer en Technology Liberation Front sobre los libros más influyentes en políticas tecnológicas y de información de la década [en].

¿Porqué? Si hay una década en la que el salto tecnológico en lo que a Internet respecta ha resultado determinante, ésa es la… Continue

Added by Yamil Salinas Martinez on January 18, 2010 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Diplo Call for Applications for two IG and ICT policy courses

Hi everybody!

In case you haven't seen the new calls for applications, I want to make sure that you know we have open calls for applications for two online IG and ICT policy courses. The calls will be open until February 12, and the courses start on March 1st. If you haven't taken the course yet, please review the information carefully to see if you are interested and qualified. If you know a colleague who might be interested, please pass this information on.… Continue

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 17, 2010 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Could ENUM be discussed at IGF?

Hello... For some time, I have been thinking that there are some missing themes which could be discussed at IGF, in the critical resources arena, because they could offer great potential to change and progress to the Internet. For example, ENUM (e.164 number mapping), that have the potential to act as a catalyst to the technologic convergence between the telephone networks, and the Internet. ENUM is currently managed jointly by IAB and ITU, more as a telecommunications resource, than as an… Continue

Added by Antonio M. Moreiras on January 16, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

IPV6 and its Future prospect in developing countries

Moving on with globalization and adapting the needs of standardization, internet has been adaptive and proactive in its more dynamic form. Transcending from the less resourceful application to the multi dimensional prospect of utilization and effectiveness, internet has been more expanding and progressing adapting the technology in most profound way. Amidst the buzz of the formalization of Internet Protocol Version (IPv6) around the globe by 2012, IPv6 has been an important issue of concern.… Continue

Added by Shreedeep Rayamajhi on January 15, 2010 at 8:48am — No Comments

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