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August 2014 Blog Posts (7)

[Webinar] Developments in IG MENA

While the Arab Spring amplified the voices of Internet users and civil society in the MENA region, the NETmundial meeting showed how divergent the positions of different MENA stakeholders remain. With the IGF taking place close to the region in a few days' time, what opportunities will this provide to MENA…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on August 24, 2014 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Call for comments - Shape IGF Best Practices!

Dear all,


Your input is important: the IGF Secretariat just issued a call for comments on the draft IGF Best Practices. All stakeholders are invited to provide input by by 5 September 2014 on the following themes:

1.    …


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 23, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Diplo Community input to selection of CS speaker for closing session of IGF 2014

The list sent to the CSCG for consideration was:

Tresor Tshilumba Founder and Président at…

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Your input to CS speaker at IGF2014 (closing session)

DiploFoundation is a member of the Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG), and I (Ginger) represent Diplo (you) in this group.

We have been asked for input into the selection of Civil Society representatives for the closing session of the IGF2014 in Istanbul. The time is short: recommendations must be made by 23:00 UTC Thursday August 21, after which the CSWG will select candidates to be submitted to the IGF Secretariat.

Candidates must be present at the IGF 2014 in…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 19, 2014 at 11:16pm — 14 Comments

Istanbul IGF 2014 - Can YOU help please?

Last year in Bali the generosity and good will of the Diplo alumnae was really touching to see. In spite of the fact that none of us had funding from Diplo everyone rallied round to help.

This year I'm lucky enough to have funding to go to Istanbul, and I'm hoping that the same spirit will be there again among all of us who will be present in situ. This year my funding has specific tasks attached to it which will leave me with less free time. If you will be in Istanbul can you please…


Added by Deirdre Williams on August 15, 2014 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Internet Fragmentation; The Newest Threat to the Internet?


The open and unified Internet we enjoy today started as a US government project in the late 1960’s.

The US government sponsored the development of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency Network (DARPA Net), a resilient communication resource.

Following the invention of TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) in the mid-1970’s, this network evolved into what is referred to today as the Internet.

With time, this thing we call Internet has transformed…


Added by Bonface Witaba on August 2, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

IGF 2014 -- online or in person participation? Time to plan!

Hi everyone,

The Ninth IGF Annual Meeting takes place Tuesday 02 September to Friday 05 September, with exciting events taking place before, during and after the formal meeting. I assume you will be attending -- therefore, my question: have you …


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 1, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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