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September 2010 Blog Posts (109)


At its session headed by the Dynamic Coalition on linguistic diversity, the following points were discussed by participants:

* Measuring Linguistic Diversity in Cyberspace

* International Domain Names (IDNs)

* Scripts and Their Standard…


Added by SCHOMBE BAUDOUIN on September 30, 2010 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Digital Natives Workshop in South Africa - Call for Participation

Digital Natives Workshop in South Africa - Call for Participation

Via Samuel Tettner in Digital Natives

The African Commons Project, Hivos and the Centre for Internet and Society have joined hands for… Continue

Added by Nighat Dad on September 28, 2010 at 7:04am — No Comments

#igf10 Theme report: Cloud Computing is still very cloudy

Posted on behalf of Karlene C. Francis.

Overview Paragraph…


Added by Tim Davies on September 27, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

Best of IGF2010...... Best Skype exchange

On Skype Remote Moderators Conversation:
(Bernard was the go-to guy at the IGF)

Ginger Paque: Where's Bernard?

Tracy Hackshaw: He's in the phone booth changing into his Superman outfit.

Added by Sala T on September 27, 2010 at 10:03am — 2 Comments

Summary Report of points discussed on Cloud Computing at IGF 2010

This is only a summary of some of the main points highlighted on Cloud Computing at the IGF 2010.

Sessions included:

Main session - Emerging Issues – Cloud Computing…


Added by Keisha Taylor on September 26, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Participation at the UN-DESA GAID at the UN-HQ, NY

Dear Colleageus

This is to share with you that I participated at the prepcom meeting on the Millennium Development Goals eCenter that was organized at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 1-2 September 2010. The principal objective of the PrepCom meeting was to finalize, through an interactive discussion and exchange of ideas and suggestions among high-level representatives of all relevant stakeholders, the design and features of the MDG…

Added by Dr. Dhrupad Mathur on September 26, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments

IGC coordinator election, why I am participating?

hi there,

as the Diplo community is always expanding, it is becoming challenging to know everybody in person but that is also show how that community is becoming more stronger and diverse. for this reason, a space like this is really useful to start debate or at least to introduce him/herself.

yep I am introducing myself here because I am running for the election of Internet Governance Caucus (ore more shortly IGC) Coordinator which the community…

Added by Rafik on September 26, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Child safety online: Theme report from the IGF 2010

This report is the result of a team effort by Sokol Haxiu and Alexandra Vasile.

If there is one thought that we took away from all the workshops and sessions dedicated to child safety online, it is this: development of

computing increases the dangers for children and It's never too early

to start taking active steps in order to prevent possible harm to

children on…

Added by Alexandra Vasile on September 24, 2010 at 7:52pm — No Comments

One page theme report on Cloud Computing.

Cloud Computing – Clouds everywhere but no clear predictability…


Added by Sokol Haxhiu on September 23, 2010 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Interview with Vinton Cerf at Internet Governance Forum 2010

Here is a transcript and video of the interview I had with Vinton Cerf, widely known as the Father of the Internet and Vice President, Chief Evangelist, Google at the Internet Governance Forum 2010. It followed the session on Managing the Network at the Internet Governance Forum, where a wide range of issues were brought up on the net… Continue

Added by Keisha Taylor on September 23, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Aren't these interesting rights?

This is a copy of a blog post also available at http://isoc.org/wp/igf2010/ ISOC's 2010 IGF Blog

Why is private data of businesses or bodies corporate held as property yet the private communications of an individual do not get this treatment? By the end of the future of privacy workshop, this was one of the questions



Added by Grace Mutung'u on September 22, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Internet Governance Forum 2010

IGF2010 has highlighted so many issues that are critical to the current status of the internet governance locally,regionally and globally,however it is sad for one who could not attend the forum due to financial reasons or an opportunity to still follow wide range issues. I decided to post this piece to ask if any one of us here has the knowledge as how to download the igf webcast achive.I wonder if there is...if not i supposed this could be helpful to many future igf activist from locations… Continue

Added by Bakary Njie on September 22, 2010 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment


Internet can help improve our quality of life, especially in its economic, cultural and social as well as the exercise of our democratic citizenship. The openness and accessibility of the Internet are now prerequisites for the exercise of certain fundamental…


Added by SCHOMBE BAUDOUIN on September 21, 2010 at 6:54pm — No Comments

First impressions: a novice's view of IGF 2010

Up until June of this year, I had never heard of Internet governance. Being one of 2 billion Internet users, I am familiar with the term 'Internet'. I am also familiar with the term 'governance'. I had just never put the two together. Then I got involved in producing the revised, updated, 4th edition of Jovan Kurbalija's book - An Introduction to Internet Governance - and a whole new world opened up...a world fed on an alphabet soup of abbreviations and acronyms. Initially (excuse the pun) I… Continue

Added by Mary Murphy on September 21, 2010 at 5:31pm — 6 Comments

Internet at Liberty 2010, Google - CEU Conference in Budapest, Hungary - LIVE STREAMING

Internet at Liberty 2010, 20-22 Sept,
Google - Central European University (CEU) conference
Budapest, Hungary

LIVE STREAMING at: http://sites.google.com/a/pressatgoogle.com/internet-at-liberty-2010/home

twitter # IAL2010
Live blogging ...

Join us!

Added by Roxana Radu on September 21, 2010 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

Session: Mobile Applications for Person's with disability.

There is a greater need to discuss and talk about inclusiveness and increase participation in the policy making process for person’s disability.

the inclusion of persons with disability on the web make these people feel less isolated and part of community.

The primary barriers perceived are value vs cost- the applications that may need to be added in the basic mobile phone to enable persons who are visually impaired or mentally…

Added by Judi on September 20, 2010 at 8:27pm — 2 Comments

Managing the Network #ws17

Network Neutrality: the economic, technical & consumers approaches:

During this workshop where distinguished speakers such as Vint Cerf, Lynn St Amour, Jake Jennings, Robert Pepper, etc. discussed on Managing the Internet, here are some information gathered as a remote participant.…


Added by Pascal G. Bekono on September 20, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

IGF2010 - Round Up #3

Over the course of the 2010 IGF in Vilnius members of the social reporting team have put together over 65 blog posts with analysis and insight into key IGF issues. This round-up posts includes all those mentioned in the past posts, and flags up new blog posts since then. …


Added by Tim Davies on September 19, 2010 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Youth Leadership in a Digital Age: An Internet Governance example (#dc5 #ws70)

Cross-posted from Tim's blog.

The launch of the Young Foundations new report "… Continue

Added by Tim Davies on September 19, 2010 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Understanding Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is the idea that network service providers shouldn't be allowed to prioritize information bits that rides on their pipes. Advocates in favor of legislation of net neutrality include Google, Amazon. eBay and a variety of consumer advocacy groups like savetheinternet and public knowledge argue enforceable net neutrality regulation to keep the Internet free, open, and democratic, so everyone can be on a same level playing field. Network service providers by contrast have incentives… Continue

Added by Arzak Khan on September 18, 2010 at 4:34pm — No Comments

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