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August 2009 Blog Posts (33)

ICTD2009 - Fostering ICT for Development

Many researchers, practitioners and students met together last April in Doha (Qatar) during the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development.

The conference was an opportunity to highlight many research topics, showcases of innovative ideas and case studies. And featured two keynotes speakers: M. Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft Corporation and M. Carlos Braga, Director PREM, World Bank.

As a scholarship holder of the Organizing… Continue

Added by Pascal G. Bekono on August 17, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Internet Governance and its role

Today internet has adapted the form of daily lives of people; it basically has reached the level where people do everything in it, from expressing their feelings to their businesses. To an extent it has adapted as a personalized and daily commodity which is more used on daily basis just like any other basic commodity. From the personal information to the financial information to the deep secrets in the form of emails are all stored in the form of strings and variable where the security lies at… Continue

Added by Shreedeep Rayamajhi on August 16, 2009 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Privacy and Security in Internet

I believe privacy and security are two prominent issues of internet governance that has been contradicting each other due to globalization and commercialization. From its establishment in early 70s, the internet has been proactive in adapting different fields where its expansion has not only brought it into lime light but virtually has attracted a lot of externalities and irregularities.

Today, the internet is changing, what is new in a second can literally be out of date within minutes or… Continue

Added by Shreedeep Rayamajhi on August 16, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Now that we are Diplo IGC friends ...

Hello friends,

Greetings from right now in South Sudan.

From Mozambique (AFRICOMM 2009), through Uganda (IGF I have missed that one) over South Sudan to Sharm El Sheik, Brazil, and welcoming Mr. Adan (Mexico) and other new members, colleagues I am delighted, thrilled that we are ... friends in the Diplo Internet Governance Community. Congratulations upon that feat. We are no longer so strange. The fibre has been developed.

While in South Sudan, and looking… Continue

Added by Henry Owera on August 14, 2009 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment

Interview with Monica Abalo Laforgia (Argentina)

Monica Abalo Laforgia has been working for 10 years for a telecommunication company as Legal Manager. Since 2006, she has worked as an independent consultant in telecommunication issues, especially regarding data protection, cyber-crime and security as well as contract management and policies and procedures' development.

Monica Abalo representing the Argentina hub during the IGF 2008

Monica has her own telecommunication consultant agency…


Added by Seiiti on August 12, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Fellowship experience: Emmanuel Edet, Nigeria

As a follow up to a series of interviews with fellows on different Internet governance activities, today we have our friend Emmanuel Edet.

Emmanuel and Diplo fellows during the Internet governance negotiation simulation in Hyderabad, playing the role of the US government.

SEIITI: Emmanuel, which events have you attended with a fellowship? Can you tell the story?

EMMANUEL: I have only attended one… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 11, 2009 at 5:10pm — 2 Comments

Internet Society and Public Policy Workshop at eIndia 2009

Centre for Science Development and Media Studies is going to host a half day workshop, co-organised by Internet Society (ISOC), on Internet Society and Public Policy at the forthcoming eIndia 2009. For more information about the workshop, please visit the eIndia 2009 website.

Added by Shipra Sharma on August 11, 2009 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Upcoming Study Opportunities with Diplo

1. Call for Applications: Climate Change Diplomacy

2. International Cooperation in Criminal Matters

3. Autumn Courses with Diplo

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Call for Applications: Climate Change Diplomacy

Climate change is becoming an important issue in global and regional negotiation processes. In the… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on August 11, 2009 at 10:12am — No Comments

Twitter, politics and social movements: a web of voices

In a very interesting interview granted to the International Relations and Security Network, John Abell of Wired Magazine makes an analysis of the impact of the social media (especially of Twitter) in politics and in social mobilization. The cases of Iran and of Moldova are commented. He also speaks about the role of social networks in president Obama's campaign and in his administration.

The audio of the interview can be accessed… Continue

Added by Marília Maciel on August 9, 2009 at 5:35am — No Comments

eIndia 2009, Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India

eIndia 2009, the fifth one in the series of very popular conferences organised by Centre for Science Development and Media Studies (CSDMS), is scheduled to take place from 25th to 27th August, 2009 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India. This conference is co-organised by the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India; and Information Technology & Communication Department, Government of Andhra… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on August 8, 2009 at 1:41pm — 1 Comment

Language and Influence & Protocol and Etiquette

Workshops information

The workshops 'Language and Influence' and 'Protocol and Etiquette', organised by DiploFoundation, will take place in Malta between the 5th and 10th October 2009. The workshops will be held consecutively in the four star Cavalieri Hotel (Spinola Road, St. Julians).

The workshops provide… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on August 6, 2009 at 10:27pm — No Comments

ICANN vs/& US - updates

As the expiry of the JPA agreement of ICANN and US is approaching (30 September), and as the voices from within ICANN are becoming louder that ICANN "had achieved sufficient accountability and professional stature to justify termination of its unique relationship with the U.S. government", the events are gaining momentum...

"the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce as well as the Chairman of its Internet Subcommittee, along with eight other Committee members,… Continue

Added by Vladimir Radunovic on August 6, 2009 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

Interesting resources on multilingualism

Here are two links which should be of interest to everyone especially those interested in multilingualism issues.

Weaving a polyglot internet

How IT can help enable 21st century schools

Added by Marsha Guthrie on August 3, 2009 at 5:28pm — No Comments

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