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January 2013 Blog Posts (40)

Establishment of a UN CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (call for comments by 8 Feb)

UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), a subsidiary of ECOSOC, has one of the leading roles in the WSIS follow up process (besides the ITU and the UNESCO) - and thus the Internet Governance as well.

CSTD has been mandated to create a Working Group (WG) on the Improvements of the Internet Governance Forum and prepared the report. Unlike most other UN bodies, the WG…


Added by Vladimir Radunovic on January 29, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Three common myths and how to address cybercrime

Today, everyone, I mean end users and small businesses need to consider the risks of cybercrime. Most organizations are ill equipped to handle this situation, even though there are security policies and controls a variety of…

Added by Juan Manuel Rojas on January 28, 2013 at 7:22pm — No Comments

For Information: Change in my professional role

Hi Diplo Fellows,

A Very Happy 2013!

I have very recently joined the Internet Society (ISOC) as Chapter Development

Manager for Asia-Pacific region.I would be working with both the Director for

Chapters and ISOC Regional Bureau to strengthen and enhance the impact

of ISOC and in particular, its chapters, in the Asia-Pacific region.
As you know, prior to joining ISOC, I was working with Pakistan Telecommunication

Authority (PTA), Government…

Added by Naveed on January 25, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

[Webinar] Internet governance forecast for 2013: Cloudy with sunny spells, windy at times

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?…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on January 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

European Summer School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG) - 2013 call for applications

The applications for the 7th edition of the European Summer School on Internet Governance are now open until 30 April 2013. EuroSSIG is taking place each summer in Germany in the lovely little city of Meissen, adding a new tradition to the longstanding porcelain manufacture :)

The courses…


Added by Adela Danciu on January 24, 2013 at 6:56pm — No Comments

The Weird, Ironic and Hypocritical WCIT and the new International Telecommunication Regulations

Here are a few of my own views on the « weird, ironic, and hypocritical nature of Dubai »that I would like to share

= Full post on http://nnennaorg.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-weird-ironic-and-hypocritical-wcit.html =

Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on January 22, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments

DiploCommunity results for 2013 MAG endorsement

Dear colleagues,

Recognising the need for community input and diversification of the stakeholder presence on the MAG, we made a short call for nominations, encouraging more participants in the IG process to self-nominate to the UN DESA/IGF Secretariat, and to post their…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 20, 2013 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

media for fighting piracy


The Zambian GOVERNMENT has challenged the media to take a leading role in the fight against piracy and counterfeit products,and that the media should continue playing an active role in the fight against piracy and counterfeit products.

Government is concerned about the large volume of counterfeit products that are finding their way onto the Zambian market and that the media should help to fight the vice by reporting…


Added by Shepherd Mulwanda on January 17, 2013 at 9:15pm — 3 Comments

MAG renewal and Continuation of MAG 2012 memebers

I am kind of responding to Ginger's call for MAG nominations abit late. However, I fully support the continuation of the 2012 MAG members, of which I am also a member. I would therefore encourage the Diplo community to support the continuation of this group. Nonetheless, here is something about my motivation to continue serving on the MAG.

Full name: Lillian Nalwoga

Gender: Female

Nationality: Uganda

Country of residence: Uganda…


Added by Lillian Nalwoga on January 17, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Some basic recommendations to improve safety

The ways to get our data and break our security are increasingly sophisticated.…

Added by Juan Manuel Rojas on January 16, 2013 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Diplo Community 2013 MAG Endorsement Consensus Poll now open

Hello everyone

The IGF MAG is an important community group that serves as a resource for the IGF Secretariat, but more importantly, has members who represent all stakeholder groups, and can take our ideas and move them forward to active consideration by the MAG as a group, and to the IGF Secretariat, in order to shape the IGF to fit our developing needs as an IG policy community.

Please take…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 16, 2013 at 1:01am — 3 Comments

Is the problem Anonymity? Social networks and bad practices

On a couple of times we have been told to act responsibly on and off the Internet. By that we are advised to keep our selves secure and at the same time meant to maintain security of other people who rub with and tag along us on the social networks.

By our culture and upbringing we are always asked to act our age…


Added by Mayengo Tom Kizito on January 15, 2013 at 10:28pm — 5 Comments

2013 MAG Nomination

Full name: Desirée Zachariah

Gender: Female

Nationality: Antiguan and Barbudan

Country of residence: Antigua and Barbuda


Self Nomination. Currently employed by the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Electronic Government for Regional Integration Project (EGRIP).

Stakeholder group: Civil Society and Government

Background and/or experience in IG (50 words):

I am an ICT professional and have… Continue

Added by Desiree Zachariah on January 15, 2013 at 9:36pm — No Comments

MAG renewal Raul Echeberria

Our colleague, Raul Echeberria, has been on leave, and has been unable to post his information in reference to the MAG renewal. I am posting a short synopsis for your reference and consideration:


Executive Director of LACNIC

  • Raul Echeberria, a Uruguayan national, has been Executive Director of LACNIC (the Internet Addresses Registry for Latin…

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 15, 2013 at 5:43pm — No Comments

MAG 2013 nomination

Hello Diplo community!

Thanks to the Diplo initiative I am happy to inform you that I have submitted my nomination for MAG and I'm posting the relevant information below for your consideration. Thank you!


Gender: female

Nationality: Romanian

Country of residence: Romania

Organisation: Association for Technology and Internet (APTI)

Stakeholder group: Civil society…


Added by Adela Danciu on January 15, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments

e-Government – Front office : Citizen Engagement

The second issue for front office implementation of e-government is Citizen Engagement.  The basic idea behind citizen engagement is engaging the citizen in government duties using ICT tools.  So Citizen Engagement tells ICT can be used as a tool for providing information, consulting and engaging citizens in the policy-making.

How this can be done?

This can be done through:

  • reaching a…

Added by Prakash Neupane on January 15, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments

e-Government Front Office: On-Line Services Model

 Front-office refers to the government as its constituents see it, meaning the information and service providers, and the interaction between government and both citizens and businesses.

Front-office implementation of e-government involves two issues:

1) on-line services

2) citizen engagement

On-Line Services Model

There are many models for on-line service delivery. But none of them accepted as “standard”. So we will see one model by…


Added by Prakash Neupane on January 15, 2013 at 10:03am — No Comments

Call for MAG nominations and Diplo community involvement

Dear all,

In response to Ginger's invitation to post on nominations for the MAG, I would like to express my interest to continue serving as a MAG member in 2013. …


Added by Graciela Selaimen on January 14, 2013 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Re: Call for MAG nominations and Diplo community involvement

Full name: Juan Manuel Rojas Piedrahita

Gender: Male

Nationality: Colombian

Country of residence: Colombian

Organisation:AGEIA DENSI Colombia

Stakeholder group:Civil Society

Background and/or experience in IG (50 words):

I am involved on spaces like IGC Caucus, ICANN, LACIGF, IG WG for Colombia. I have been taken courses from IGCBP (from Foundation to Research), I am represent…


Added by Juan Manuel Rojas on January 14, 2013 at 6:07pm — No Comments

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