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March 2013 Blog Posts (8)

Demographic effects on Social media and Internet penetration

Demographically we have three generations, that is X, Y and Z. Although the years of 'cohort start' of these generations are not truly distinct, these generations can be used in studying on how Internet and Computer penetration has affected different generations. For starters, generations XY and…


Added by Mayengo Tom Kizito on March 25, 2013 at 9:40pm — No Comments

[Webinar] ICANN's new engagement strategy in the developing world

ICANN’s soul-searching continues: from the implementation of the management reform, the introduction of new gTLDs, and its new CEO, ICANN is moving closer to stakeholders in an effort to make the organisation relevant to its stakeholders around the globe.…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on March 22, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

To trust to not to trust: Our experience with technology at elections

In December 2007 Kenya held her third General Elections under multiparty democracy. After announcement of the results, violence broke out in many parts of the country, with claims that the elections had been rigged. An agreement that came to be known as the National Accord was brokered by an African Union sponsored panel of African personalities. Under this framework, an Independent Review Commission (IREC) led by Judge Johann Kriegler was formed and tasked with investigating the cause of…


Added by Grace Mutung'u on March 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How is your workshop proposal going?

Have you sent in your workshop proposal for the IGF Bali yet (see De's post below this one, for more details)?

If you run into any difficulties with concept or organization, remember that you can post a request for help here, and many of us will be glad to jump in to help. You do not have to include complete workshop details at this time, but it is a good idea to get your ideas on the table. Later, we will help fill in the details if you like, and you will find collaborators from…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on March 20, 2013 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Diplo projects nominated for WSIS Project Prizes 2013

We hope that Diplo's Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme or the book An Introduction to Internet Governance, helped you in your work. They are nominated for the WSIS Project Prizes 2013 in recognition for Diplo's contribution to IG world. If you would like to support this nomination please register on the WSIS Project Prizes page, and follow the voting instructions. Your support is…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on March 10, 2013 at 10:15am — 5 Comments

Websites cookies

More and more European websites ask the user to agree using cookies. It seems that various protests against the legislation requiring this have not had any effect?

Here's a (year old) video describing the issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hLmX9FX2KA

Added by Dejan on March 7, 2013 at 1:07pm — 1 Comment

Freedom to choose

Freedom to Choose

Jovan suggested that I might expand and share the ideas on this topic that I proposed during his recent webinar on the early history of diplomacy. I had a nagging feeling that I had already done that. The blog post below is what I was thinking about.

The right to disagree

Is anyone else concerned about the erosion of our right to disagree, not to join, to be “different”, to say “no”? We talk quite a lot about diversity, and yet these rights,…


Added by Deirdre Williams on March 3, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments

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