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April 2011 Blog Posts (6)

"A Journey through Internet Governance" Illustration in multiple languages

Diplo aims at increasing outreach, awareness raising and education on Internet governance.


By offering this illustration in multiple languages, we hope to reach more people around the world. If you are working in the area of Internet governance or related fields and are interested in translating this illustration, please feel free to contact us at minam@diplomacy.edu



Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 27, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Digital Pakistan: A Dwindling Reality

Why would any government want to have an ambition that will place their country at the back of the pack?

Internet freedom is facing a growing number of threats across the world, according to a new research report published by watchdog organization Freedom on the Net…


Added by Arzak Khan on April 23, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments

Freedom on the Net

The much awaited and anticipated report on the global assessment of Internet and Digital Media titled “FREEDOM ON THE NET 2011” has been released by global watchdog Freedom House.

In order to illuminate the emerging threats to internet freedom and identify areas of opportunity, Freedom House created a unique methodology to assess the full range of elements that comprise digital media freedom. Each country received a numerical score from 0 (the most free) to 100 (the least free),… Continue

Added by Arzak Khan on April 21, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

mHealth system for rural healthcare in Nigeria

Thirty-Two (32) years after the Alma-Ata declaration of 1978 which stated that access to basic healthcare services is a fundamental human right. The reality is that many people particularly in the areas with lack of resources are still not having equitable access to basic healthcare services. The challenges facing the delivery of affordable healthcare services are debatably one of the most essential problems to sustainable global development.  The larger percentage of the illnesses and…


Added by Olaposi Olakunmi ABIOLA on April 19, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

The Africa Internet Governance Forum

The sixth global Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi in September 2011 will

be witnessing the first joint action of many African initiatives on Internet

Governance.  Actors from all the sub-regions of the continent will be

deciding on concrete steps and objectives of the newly announced Africa

Internet Governance Forum.

It was an idea whose time has come.  Regional initiatives in East and West

Africa are already in their fourth year, the Central Africa… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 18, 2011 at 3:34pm — 6 Comments

IANA: globalisation, RIRs, community standards

The recent Request for Comments on IANA's contract attracted a substantial amount of comments. Among them were the comments of Jacob B. Odame, participant of the 2011 IGCBP Africa SW. Jacob, from Ghana, is currently pursuing his Master's in Communication Technology and Policy at the Institute of Information and Telecommunications Systems at Ohio University, US.

Jacob's comments centre on…


Added by Stephanie on April 8, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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