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Plenary 2: Online Social Media – Governance Issues from a User Perspective

The discussion turned out to be active and hot, although there were not many new issues raised. In my opinion, the most interesting part of the discussion was the information about the practices and initiatives that are already in place.

The first part of the debates was dedicated to the role and integrity of social network websites in the life of current generation, especially the youth. It turned out that there were a couple of young people in the audience that did not have… Continue

Added by Mojito on September 15, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The post-JPA phase: twords a future Internet governance model

Regarding the Internet governance model one thing seems to be certain, the ICANN seems to be working quite well as it is and the issues that exist are in the process of being dealt with. There is a possibility that the JPA might be extended, certainly some of the committee members want that but the international Internet community feels that the JPA should be let to expire as it has served it's purpose and it now impedes the ICANN evolve at it's own pace.

The consensus is that one of the… Continue

Added by Cosmin L. Neagu on September 15, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Plenary 3 – The post JPA phase: towards a future Internet governance model

With the end of the JPA in short time, the discussions on the need to reform ICANN are more and more intense. This reform should take into account issues such as:

-ICANN should remain private sector lead, but, at the same time, it should be accountable to the global Internet community;

-Governments participation in ICANN should be improved, especially when it comes to developing countries;

-ICANN needs to be based in the USA;

-participation of all other…


Added by Sorina Teleanu on September 15, 2009 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Plenary 2: Online social media – governance issues from a user perspective

The Internet is not always public, there is a wide spectrum separating private communication from public communication on the Internet.

Users should be aware of what happen on their online content. They have to be careful with what they publish about themselves and what they don’t. They must be aware of the fact that the information published may be used in different purposes by different actors.

Social networks are a great opportunity for collecting data for marketing…


Added by Sorina Teleanu on September 15, 2009 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Plenary 1 – Access to content online: regulation, business models, quality and freedom of expression

The issues discussed during this session included:

- access to the Internet – the question of gatekeepers;

- users ability to access the content and applications they want on the Internet, without any restriction (this principle is seen as the application of human rights law to the Internet);

- ISPs reliability for Internet content.

There were discussions on the question of what is open access and open Internet? “Open” does not mean that all content should be…


Added by Sorina Teleanu on September 15, 2009 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Plenary 3: The Post -JPA Phase: Towards a Future Internet Governance Model

ICANN says that , accountablity with ICANN is probably higher and better than most other entities.

ICANN says now that the debate is over and security can be instaled and ICANN can move on with it’s work. Accountability and transparency in ICANN has made great progress.

Slobadan from Serbia thinks that ICANN is the only place that such work can be carried out and should be left to the private community to deal with in a multistakeholder approach. I can… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 15, 2009 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Plenary 2: Online Social Media-Governance Issues from a User Perspective

The use of social networks, do we have control of the content? Even if you are not a member? Can your image be distributed without your consent and what are your rights. The answers to some of these questions are clear while others are unclear.

There is a problem with the identity of people and the inability to identify some people. A person can share images of another without traceability. People think they have the right to take photos and to post on the web. There is the issue of… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 15, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

EuroDIG,Plenary 2

Plenary 2

Online social media – governance issues from a user perspective.

A very interactive session that raised many aspects of online social media. In particular there were many debates about the young generation – raising the awareness about how careful they should be in what they are doing online. There was an interesting issue about a social pressure on young people - e.g. young people can be even excluded from the society if they are not a part of a social network.… Continue

Added by Tatiana Chirev on September 15, 2009 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Plenary 1: Access to content online: Regulation, business models, quality and Freedom of Expression

The idea of legal content is different based on national laws and the idea of legality is evaluated on a national level and national regulations. This causes discrepancies with the cross of jurisdictions.

What is quality of content? Is it a personal or cultural view? Is it the idea on a business model or what different demographics view? Why do we need to have quality of media on the Internet, if we really don’t have these rules for TV or print media for… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 15, 2009 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Social Web - Security

Vedran made an interesting comment that people join social nets in order to get security. It is the security of not left out. In order to feel safe we have to belong (to family, group, school, company). Belonging gives sense (very often false) of security. Vederan, could it be applied to the social net.

Another broader reflection is about the current status of our "primal/survival" instinct to see and not to be seen. It is survival instinct in the nature (animals, flowers) as well.… Continue

Added by Jovan on September 15, 2009 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

IGF Remote Participation

What do you know about Remote Hubs for the IGF? Marilia Maciel, on behalf of the Remote Participation Working Group, is sharing with us the document "Guidelines for Remote Participation".

Brazil and Argentina were a few of the many hubs organized last year in… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on September 15, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

EuroDIG, first day.

Below you'll find rather a statement of what I've seen and heard at the first day of EuroDIG.

1.Opening statements by stakeholder group

As was mentioned at the first session, Internet is indeed a space of freedom, a space to learn, play and work. It is an essential tool. There was a question raised if it would it be possible to see a dialogue in IG in the European terms and if there is a desire to work in a bigger group of participants, meaning the multi stakeholder approach.… Continue

Added by Tatiana Chirev on September 15, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Internet – critical to our lives

Participants of the session agreed that the Internet generally reliable, specially from the technical point of view. At the same time reliable access for every end issuer sometimes is an issue because of local ISPs. But even bigger issue was identified access for new users, because this is a challenge for the future. Safety for the users also leaves a lot of room for improvement.

It was suggested during the session that collaboration in the sector should arose. Co-regulation might… Continue

Added by Taras Shevchenko on September 15, 2009 at 2:34am — No Comments

Workshop 5 Effective media and literacy for the end-user

This workshop took a strange and narrow view of this topic and tried to restrict the workshop to primary and secondary/high school education and audience. As this was not my understanding of what the topic as to cover, it seemed to be self-interests guiding this topic for self-promotion. The focus was on the gap in technology, education and citizen participation and ethical gap, with a breakdown of principle of human rights and rapid interaction on the net.

The key words of this… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 15, 2009 at 1:20am — No Comments

The Internet of 2020

One thing that one may say for sure about the Internet of 2020 is that we know nothing for sure. We can predict that everything will be changing faster that we predict now. Taking this into account experts of the session were not really trying to imagine how the digital world in 11 years will look like but rather shared some of their ideas about trends.

One of the trends that were discussed a lot was about social networks – a still growing phenomenon of nowadays Internet. Different… Continue

Added by Taras Shevchenko on September 15, 2009 at 1:10am — No Comments

Workshop 1 End-users access to, and choice in services.

What is Net Neutrality? Why Net Neutrality?

This workshop presented a variety of perspectives but ultimately boiled down to the argument on Co-Regulation. This is in line with my research on the topic, in specific the effectiveness of the Office of Internet Safety (OIS) of Ireland, which is an Executive Agency that has a Multi-stakeholder Advisory Board and works with the ISP association to run… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 15, 2009 at 12:48am — No Comments

***CALL FOR PARTICIPATION*** :: DiploFoundation Begins Research Survey on the Impact of the IGF

DiploFoundation Begins Research Survey on the Impact of the IGF

Please dedicate a few minutes of your time to provide your insights about the impact of the IGF.

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The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) process is a direct result of the UN World Summit on the Information Society. It offers a forum for… Continue

Added by Goran S. Milovanovic on September 15, 2009 at 12:36am — No Comments

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Added by Nikola Bozic on September 15, 2009 at 12:13am — No Comments

Summary of Day One Workshops Reporting In of EuroDIG

1. Stakeholder regulation is the future and not state regulations

2. Fundamental rights to freedom of expression. The CoE needs to work further on the internet

3. User centric driven and user centric regulation. Impact of advertising model on the user unknown in the future.

4. Personal Rights must be strengthened. Worker rights and protections need protection and promoting in the work place.

5. Data retention is against human rights, freedom of… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 14, 2009 at 11:57pm — No Comments

Roundtable of European Parlimentarians

The roundtable of the European Parliamentarians identifies each by their national identity and roles. It is with this basic need to identify the individual states and the promotion of each state that highlights a major issue with the European Parliament, which is that it is very disjointed in it’s approach. The European Parliament is suppose to work in the interest of the European Union, as a one united entity and not just representing national interests, however, it is the national parliaments… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 14, 2009 at 11:14pm — No Comments

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