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May 2010 Blog Posts (21)

Interview: Xu Jing, China

Today we interviewed XU Jing, a PhD & Associate professor for Peking University. Most of all, she prefers to communicate to us as a friend and a student, who took the IGCBP10 (Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme 2010).

XU Jing is Associate Professor at the Peking University, China

Diplo IGCBP: Jing, please introduce yourself explaining why you… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 25, 2010 at 3:53pm — No Comments

The impact of Social Networks on developing countries

The Foundation Phase of the IGCBP is coming to an end, but the debates raised in class will be preserved for a very long time... especially if they’re also shared on the IG community portal!

The following comments by Africa Group C participants were posted during a debate on a very current issue: Social Networks. The class was asked, what is the impact of Social Networks on developing… Continue

Added by Stephanie on May 21, 2010 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Facebook ban in Pakistan is shocking, says Bytes For All

Facebook ban in Pakistan is shocking, says Bytes For All

Pakistanis woke up today to find sites like Facebook and YouTube blocked after a government crackdown on “blasphemous”…


Added by Nighat Dad on May 20, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Russian IGF and DiploFoundation

"If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs.

But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 20, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Digital Agenda: European Commission outlines action plan

The European Commission has today (May 19) unveiled the much-awaited Digital Agenda for Europe, an action plan aimed at contributing significantly to economic growth in the EU and boosting access among users.

The agenda outlines seven priorities:

- creating a digital Single Market,

- greater interoperability,

- boosting Internet trust and security,

- much faster internet access,

- more investment in R&D,

- enhancing digital literacy skills and… Continue

Added by Stephanie on May 19, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Most countries have met WSIS target of developing national e-strategies by 2010 - ITU

ITU has just published a new report, “National e-Strategies for Development, Global Strategies and Perspectives”, launched during the WSIS Forum 2010 which is taking place on May 10-14, 2010 in Geneva.

The report analyses the progress that countries have made on the e-strategy front, and goes into the extent to which ICT has been incorporated into poverty reduction strategies. In doing so, it distinguishes between three… Continue

Added by Stephanie on May 12, 2010 at 12:57am — No Comments

Automated Voting/E-Voting - A First in Philippine History

Having lived in the US for the past 14 months, I await impatiently for the result of the Presidential elections this , May 10, 2010 in the Philippines. There has been a lot of preparation for the past years for automated voting system and with the government spending billions in pesos for this, it came as no surprise when even a day before… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on May 11, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

EuroDIG: quando il dialogo su Internet diventa reale

Dopo anni coinvolta nelle IGF Open Consultations, partecipare all'EuroDIG è quel genere di esperienza che ti cambia il modo di vedere le cose.

Penso che la parola chiave dell'EuroDIG sia proprio il "dialogo": a ogni sessione si sono confrontate persone di realtà diverse e con interessi diversi, ma accomunati dalla volontà di fare qualcosa per migliorare gli aspetti attuali dell'Internet Governance.

Molti paesi nel mondo affrontano questo argomento, ma spesso non si confrontano.… Continue

Added by Stefania Corneo on May 10, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

#igf10 Open Consultations remote participation

Here are the instructions to participate remotely:

1. Decide whether you want to have only audio or video as well. If your Internet speed is not fast or you have limitations on transmission, then it is better to use only audio.


Audio only - http://nubes.lscube.org/live?lid=3

Video and audio -… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

EuroDIG 2010, rodni jaz

Evropski dijalog o upravljanju internetom (Internet governance). Dvodnevna konferencija sa govornicima iz svih krajeva Evrope koji su raspravljali o rastućim pitanjima iz perspektive više zainteresirani strana.

Riječ „dijalog" opisuje EuroDIG kao otvoreni prostor za razmjenu vizija o budućnosti interneta na jedan inkluzivan način.…


Added by vale on May 10, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

EuroDIG 2010, the gender divide/gap

European Dialogue on Internet Governance. Two days conference with speakers coming from all over Europe discussing emergent issues in a multi-stakeholder perspective.

The word dialogue describe EuroDIG as an open space for exchanging visions in an inclusive way on the future of Internet.

Business sector representatives, governments and civil society…


Added by vale on May 10, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Geographic and other names of public interest as new TLDs?

During the workshop on the “names of public interest as new TLDs” the need to find balance between government and Public Interest was expressed.

The possible ways to do it are through legislation, application to Council of Europe and Strasbourg, bottom-up-approach, different models of communication

type, applying to the European community for…


Added by Anna Orlova on May 9, 2010 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Online content policies in Europe – where are we going?

One striking point was made by the Chris Sherwood from Yahoo: the threat of going to court, if there is a threat expressed by Yahoo to go to court because it is expensive, for a company like Yahoo, than how can you expect a regular user of the Internet to apply to the judicial mechanisms?

One of proposed suggestions was that the industry needs an…


Added by Anna Orlova on May 9, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Privacy by default and by design

During the EuroDIG forum a lot of attention was devoted to the issues of Privacy and Data Protection. Different aspects of these issues were touched upon, mainly human rights protection and the need for strong sanctions against illegal acts of privacy infringement and user's data misuse and violations.…


Added by Anna Orlova on May 9, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments


One of the IG issues on EuroDig 2010 that has inspired me to think deeper about it, is ‘Multistakeholderism’. Is it really as good approach as it is presented? In my opinion, yes. After the EuroDig 2010 I realized how is it important and what the benefits of that approach are.

Given that the Internet is so big or, better to say wide, issue that covers extremely wide range of topics and includes people from all walks of life, the multistakeholder approach appears, on one hand, as a… Continue

Added by Maša Kojić on May 9, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Izveštaj - EuroDig 2010

Dana 29. i 30. aprila 2010. godine održan je treći po redu EuroDig. Domaćin je, ovaj put, bio Madrid, a skup je održan u kompleksu španske Telefonike. Već sama lista prijavljenih učesnika obećavala je uspešan dijalog, što je i cilj EuroDig-a. Među 419 prijavljenih učesnika, od kojih neki nisu bili fizički prisutni, o čemu će biti kasnije reči, našli su se predstavnici različitih interesnih grupa, počev od predstavnika ministarstava evropskih država, uglavnom telekomunikacija, predstavnika… Continue

Added by Maša Kojić on May 8, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

European Parliament’s resolution on a “2015.eu agenda”: charter of rights, Net Neutrality, Cybercrime Convention, “Be smart online” in schools, a Fifth Freedom, and more...

On Wednesday, May 5, the European Parliament adopted a wide-ranging resolution on a new Digital Agenda for Europe, dubbed
the “2015.eu agenda”, packed with goals and actions for the next five years.…


Added by Stephanie on May 8, 2010 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Armenia in EuroDIG 2010

Dear all,

As one of the organizers of the local hub for Eurodig 2010 from Armenia, I would like to share with you the brief report on our participation.

Armenia at EuroDIG 2010 Conference, Madrid, 29-30 April:

Due to the efforts of the Council of Europe Office in Armenia, Diplo Foundation Alumnus from Armenia and IT Foundation Armenia an Armenian HUB was created in early April in the context of EuroDIG Conference. The creation of the first Armenian Hub enabled… Continue

Added by Siranush Vardanyan on May 7, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Congratulations World of IG!!!

Congratulations!!! I was so excited to try this:

copy and paste this link in your address bar ... then press enter ...


it is the website of MCIT Egypt with an Arabic domain name!!!

Congrats MCIT, Congrats Egypt, Congrats ICANN, Congrats world!!!

Best, Ginger

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on May 7, 2010 at 12:18pm — No Comments

EuroDIG Raporti shqip

Në datat 29-30 Prill 2010 u organizua në Madrid, në zyrat e TELEFONICA, EuroDIG 2010, një dialog ndër-Evropian mbi Internet Governance

(IG). IG mund të përkufizohet si zhvillimi dhe aplikimi nga ana e qeverive,

sektorit privat dhe shoqërisë civile, në rolet e tyre respektive, i principeve

të përbashkëta, normave, rregullave, procedurave vendimmarrëse dhe…


Added by Elona Taka on May 6, 2010 at 8:51pm — No Comments

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