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April 2010 Blog Posts (44)

Internet in 2020?

@ EuroDIG PL5: The internet in 2020?

Net 2.020 or Net 20.20? In 10 years from now, will we all be one click away from each other? What are the future services that can support increased…


Added by Roxana Radu on April 30, 2010 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Multistakeholderism and policymaking - national, regional and international perspectives

PL 4: Policy and decision-making and multistakeholderism – international, national, and regional experiences. Is there a European vision?

“Multistakeholderism only works if the expectations are not too high” - is this valid when we talk about internet governance? The fourth plenary session @ EuroDIG set out to tackle the idea of shared responsibility for a common global… Continue

Added by Roxana Radu on April 30, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Ensuring child safety online - take aways and main ideas

The participants of the EuroDig session on child safety online started by discussing a study which shows that most parents think they know what their children are doing online,

but - in reality – they don’t. This, of

course, means that ensuring child safety on the Internet must include not only

preventing, but also educating and empowering children to seek advice when they

feel that they are abused, bullied…


Added by Alexandra Vasile on April 30, 2010 at 1:24pm — No Comments

When can we achieve global standards for the Internet? @EuroDig

The EuroDig session on global standards for the Internet and the working world started off with Eduardo Ustaran (Field Fisher Waterhouse) pointing out the following dilemmas:

how can we foster the development of the Internet in a way that safeguards the privacy of users?

And How can we take advantage of the technology available to us in a way that

protects individuals’ information and intellectual property?…


Added by Alexandra Vasile on April 30, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Report on WS6: Sovereignty of states and the role and obligations of governments in the global multistakeholder Internet environment

The idea that the concept of sovereignty in the age of Internet should change was put forth. The state is one of the three types of actors that exist. And consequently what was traditionally presented as being

the sovereignty of states should be replaced by the sovereignty of human beings

or of an Internet user at the end of the day. This is the only way in which we

will be able to succeed when it comes to formulating standards that will

correct the…


Added by Elona Taka on April 30, 2010 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Online content policies in Europe

The first Plenary on the EuroDig 2010 was about Online content policies in Europe. Since its beginning I realized that it is going to be very interesting session. There were no key speakers panel, the speakers were among the audience. The moderators of the session wanted to make the audience more active. And they succeeded! The session started with the exposure of the Yahoo representative, who had been talking about the Yahoo liability concerning the online content and claimed that there is a… Continue

Added by Maša Kojić on April 30, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Who should be the real actors?

During first day of EuroDIG they were faced lots of different topics, but there's one commont point that I would like to underline.

In the morning session we talked about European IG processes, that can be quite different from a country to another.

France started to think about IG before its existence, while Italy has its national IGF meeting only in 2008. In Russia it was hard to introduce IG discussions, while in Portugal there often are extra meetings because there is an huge… Continue

Added by Stefania Corneo on April 29, 2010 at 6:12pm — No Comments

A new business model (EuroDIG 2010, WS3)

Internet as a platform for innovation and development of new business models

EuroDIG, Madrid, Thursday April 29, 14hr30, workshop 3

Staunch supporters of copyright have today reiterated their call for a copyright framework, which they say has been ongoing for a decade. But taking into account recent legislative developments in Europe, things are indeed changing.

Britain's new Digital Economy Act represents one such change. Businesses… Continue

Added by Stephanie on April 29, 2010 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Riscurile şi oportunităţile utilizării internetului de către copii în vizorul experţilor

2010-04-28/12:20 Influenţa internetului asupra copilului, riscurile şi oportunităţile acestuia, dar şi rolul celor care poartă responsabilitatea în acest proces au fost subiecte discutate în cadrul

unui atelier de lucru cu genericul „Guvernarea Internetului”, organizat

de Biroul de Informare al Consiliului Europei (BICE) în Moldova, Centrul

de training CMB şi… Continue

Added by Tatiana Chirev on April 29, 2010 at 2:38pm — No Comments

from national to global: were are the women?

three pannels. One to introduce and two for discussions. A lot of inputs, 24 speakers out of which 3 woman! The discussion is very qualitative but pretty gender neutral.

So there is still something unique to all the ideas, challenges, models we had been exposed to. We spoke about public and economic values, we spoke about national debate on internet governace. We spoke a lot about children and the internet world they are already living in but we pretend the issue of been male/female… Continue

Added by vale on April 29, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Report - Round table - What is the public and economic value of the Internet for Europe?

Here is the short report of the first session on EuroDig 2010. It was 'Round table - What is the public and economic value of the Internet for Europe?’

The session was opened by its moderator Susana Rosa, who firstly introduced the key participants, or speakers, of the session and after introduction the key speakers, she briefly explained what are the main points

to be discussed during the session.

The discussion started with pointing out the main values that the… Continue

Added by Maša Kojić on April 29, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Diplo at EuroDIG, Madrid: follow us!

Seven participants of the European group of this year's IGCBP are currently attending the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) meeting in Madrid, Spain. The meeting is spread over two days, and is an opportunity to bring European stakeholders together to discuss pressing IG issues.

Stefania Corneo, Masa Kojic, Anna Orlova, Valentina Pellizzer, Roxana Radu, Elona Taka and Alexandra Vasile will be moderating remote participation sessions as well as reporting from the… Continue

Added by Stephanie on April 29, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

Stephen Hawking- A legend

I admire all our contemporary scientists living in 21st Century. Of all

the scientists, Stephen Hawking is the greatest though he is severely

disabled by motor neuron disease also known as amyotrophic lateral

sclerosis (or ALS). He is the greatest theoretical cosmologists of our

time.(Christian Science Monitor). After reading his "A Brief History of

Time", I started investigating the technology used to interpret his

thoughts. I came to understand about "PREDICTIVE… Continue

Added by S.P.ANANDAN on April 29, 2010 at 3:57am — No Comments

The First Woman to conquer world's 14 highest mountains.

Oh Eun-sun Becomes First Woman To Conquer World's 14 Highest


KATMANDU, Nepal - A South Korean mountaineer became the first woman

to scale the world's 14 highest mountains, crawling on all fours

Tuesday as she reached the last summit.

Oh Eun-sun, 44, arrived at the final, steep stretch of Annapurna in the

Himalayas 13 hours after she left the last camp to beat a Spanish rival

to the record. Her feat was broadcast live in South Korea by… Continue

Added by S.P.ANANDAN on April 29, 2010 at 3:54am — 1 Comment

[Interview] Gao Mosweu, Botswana

Diplo Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP). Gao, please tell us a little about the current IG projects that you are involved with or have been engaged on recently.

Gao Mosweu: I have organised IPv6 Training, Linux for Women ICT Engineers, and I have done basic IG awareness lessons for my part time Ecommerce… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 28, 2010 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Internet Governance Diplomacy in Accra, Ghana

Training Workshop: Internet Governance Diplomacy

13-14 May 2010, Accra, Ghana

Conducted by DiploFoundation In cooperation with FOSSFA

DiploFoundation is pleased to invite professionals from the ACP (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) Group of States to register for a training workshop on Internet Governance issues (IG) and ICT policies, taking place during the pre-conference training programme of the Fourth African Conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons, IDLELO 4 from the… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 27, 2010 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Moldova IGF Initiative


Biroul de Informare al Consiliul Europei în Moldova,

Centrul de Training "CMB" şi MoldData…


Added by Tatiana Chirev on April 27, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

ICANN Gives Final Approval for Four Countries to Use Non-Latin Languages in Internet Address Names.


Delegation of IDN ccTLDs

  1. Delegation of the .рф ("R.F.") domain representing the Russian Federation to Coordination

    Center for TLD RU

    Whereas, the Russian Federation is a country currently listed…


Added by Tatiana Chirev on April 27, 2010 at 8:20am — 1 Comment

IGCBP: wireless links by government, telecom infrastructure and technology neutrality

Here are some highlights from the classroom of Marsha Guthrie, tutor, Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme:

The Use of Wireless Links by Government

I believe that wireless network can benefit Government departments in many ways (cost control, extensibility, flexibility, public safety and emergency response). Technologies such as Wi-MAX, Wi-Fi mesh and Free Space Optics (FSO) are license exempt and… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 24, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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