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January 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Upcoming webinar on copyright infringement

Hi everyone, in the light of the recent SOPA/PIPA strikes and the Megaupload case, our next IG webinar will be on copyright infringement. Information below, and here


[Webinar] Copyright infringement: from SOPA/PIPA to Megaupload

Dubbed the largest…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on January 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Join our monthly Internet governance webinars!

Friends, due to the positive and encouraging feedback we received, as of this month, our Internet governance webinars will become a regular event. More info below, and here.

Join our monthly Internet governance webinars!

As of this month,…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on January 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Who is controlling the narrative on SOPA and IG issues? One way to analyse...

Aldo Matteucci, Diplo's resident (self-styled) contrarian (I think he is more of a word artist), posted an excellent piece on controlling narrative. He starts with the fight for control of the narrative about the Costa Concordia shipwreck and illustrates further with examples from diplomacy. He introduces two types of controlling narrative: internal (in the conference room) and external (public). Worth reading for anyone involved or following global policy making: …


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 26, 2012 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Consultation meeting to establish an Arab IGF

ESCWA is collaborating with the League of Arab States (LAS) and the Lebanese Presidency Council of Ministers on the organization of the Conference and Public Consultations to Establish the Arab Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that will take place from 31 January to 1 February 2012, at the Habtoor Grand Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.   The event is co-sponsored by the Reseaux IP Europeens (RIPE), and Kuwait Information Technology Society (KITS) and held in cooperation with Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal…

Added by Hanane Boujemi on January 26, 2012 at 11:20am — 7 Comments

DiploFoundation supports #SOPASTRIKE on Jan 18.

DiploFoundation has joined the global community in the SOPA Strike today, the online protest to stop Internet censorship bills SOPA and PIPA. Diplo's website, www.diplomacy.edu, is blacked out. 

Instead, the website is showing the Press Statement by the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus on Censorship, a statement which Diplo is endorsing.

Are you/your organisation supporting…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on January 18, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Biometrics in Argentina: Mass Surveillance as a State Policy

A joint campaign with Fundacion Via Libre. The Spanish version of this article is available here.

Two years ago, the UK dismantled their national ID scheme and shredded their National Identity Registry in…


Added by Kat Rodriguez on January 11, 2012 at 8:06am — No Comments

Google: stop thinking for me!

Wow, 2012 is going to be exciting--rather--2012 is already exciting for IG and Diplo... The latest? A blog post, Google...stop thinking for me! by Mary Murphy, which brings together some very important and controversial hot topics from this week: see…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 10, 2012 at 7:19pm — 3 Comments

Internet governance in 2012: What can we expect?

We are at the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a very eventful year in Internet governance. Can we expect a continuation of the main developments from 2011 or will the current situation catalyse the emergence of new controversies? We invite you to our first webinar of 2012, on 12 January at 14.00 GMT, to brainstorm as we seek to foresee the unforeseeable. For this crystal ball…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on January 9, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Describe the Emperor’s clothes

Since before Christmas I have been considering a question, and persuading myself that it would be naïve to ask it. It’s an ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’  type question. But the recent discussions of the article by Vint Cerf in the New York Times  coupled with the…


Added by Deirdre Williams on January 9, 2012 at 4:40pm — No Comments

'... technology is an enabler of rights, not a right itself.'

Vint Cerf says: '...…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 5, 2012 at 1:15pm — 10 Comments

Transitioning to IPv6; Opportunities and Challenges for the developing world

The continued exponential growth of Internet usage has led to the diminishing of the IPv4 address pool hence IPv6; IPv6 is the new protocol that was introduced to replace IPv4 in the long term. This exponential growth has mainly been accounted for by the rapid adoption of the Internet in the developing world (DW) which is a “newcomer” onto the Internet scene. The early transition to IPv6, therefore, offers several opportunities the developing world (DW) can benefit from as discussed…


Added by Amos Mpungu on January 4, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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