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On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 a panel led by Lillian Nalwoga looked at Mobile Internet, its regulation and its connection with Internet Governance. The purpose of the session was to look at the main question of “Is governance different for the mobile Internet from the wired Internet?” 3 sub questions that were also explored were: (a) what are the key development issues given strong mobile penetration in developing countries and the use of new equipment and applications that did not exist…Continue
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As the IGF continues with yet another year of remote participation, remote panellists were also prominent. Some even participated by phone. This year an ether pad platform allowed those attending and participating remotely to write notes, and share principles and guidelines at an e-participation workshop. This…Continue
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Workshop on eParticipation -day 3 of the IGF11, Nairobi
The session had Markus Krummer, Jovan Kurbalija, Tim Davis, Jeremy Malcolm, Nenna Nwakanma, Norbert Bollow, Sebastian Bachollet and Jorge Plano shared their views in the session. The session was moderated by Rachel and Ginger moderated the remote participants. The rapoteuring was carried out real time online by a group of Diplo Alumni using Etherpad.…
Added by Priyanthi Daluwatte on September 29, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments
Not being able to attend the IGF in Kenya, I decided that I would spare no efforts to participate remotely. Unfortunately, I have tried unsuccessfully to log into the remote participation links. I think this may be due to the lack of international broadband connectivity in Liberia. However, thanks to Stephanie Borg Psaila, my instructor in the Internet Governance Foundation course, I was able to get links to transcripts of some of the sessions. Of course, the first transcript I chose to…Continue
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Added by Michele Marius on September 28, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments
It’s good to see Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue comment in person on his Report on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; even more so to hear him address the concerns of sovereign states.
Whether its terrorism, child abuse, or any other grave threat, it is a state’s concern to want to tackle such a problem – a concern which…Continue
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This post examines the e-Participation Principles workshop, which is one of many scheduled during the Internet Governance Forum that is being held in Kenya from 27 to 30 September. Originally posted on ICT Pulse.
In our daily and professional lives, we have all used communications technology – including telephone, email, SMS, online messaging services, VoIP services – in order to…Continue
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I managed to wake up at 3am to follow day 2 of the IGF in Nairobi. Plugged in my laptop, stumbled in to the kitchen to make coffee, came back to find that I had forgotten to switch on the power. So I was almost completely too late for the IGC "Mapping the Internet" workshop.
Had a whole list of workshops for the second session but I also had connection difficulties so ended up in Room 11 listening to a discussion on Open Standards, moderated by Alejandro Pizanty, because that was…Continue
Added by Deirdre Williams on September 28, 2011 at 1:01pm — 5 Comments
The workshop (#188) on the above topic, on the second day of IGF11, shared experiences of a diverse group of stakeholders. The panel consisted of the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Information and Communication, Kenya, Chief Operating Officer, Internet Society, Representative from the Uganda Martyrs University, Kenya Education Network Trust (KENET), and a representative from Safaricom a broad band provider in Kenya.
The discussion took place on the provision of connectivity…
Added by Priyanthi Daluwatte on September 28, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments
IGF 2011 in Nairobi has been my first IGF meeting and when I left home to come to Nairobi, I had few expectations. Not that I did not expect to gain anything from the meeting but rather I did not know what to expect at all. I am relatively new to the field of Internet Governance, having become heavily involved in the past year or so through the DiploFoundation Internet Governance Capacity Building Program.
The two workshops I chose to attend were mainly focused on content…
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Jovan Kurbalija (Diplo director) writes:
The 6th IGF starts at the UN Compound in Nairobi; lovely surroundings with a relaxed atmosphere. Even strict security checks are not as annoying as in other places. It is fascinating how the same rules (UN security) are localised worldwide. With a few smiles and easy communication, life is easier, even when it comes to security matters.
At the event itself, the IGF crowd is going through its annual ritual. Some patterns have…Continue
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Jovan Kurbalija (Diplo director) writes:
Jou Kali is one of the first phrases I learnt in Kenya. Literally, it means ‘under the sun’, but is used in Kenya and East Africa to describe the informal economy. By what I understand from my Kenyan friends, jou kali describes common sense and the innovative ways in which ordinary, very often poor people, find…Continue
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Next Monday check back here to the Diplo Internet Governance Community to find a link to the 2011 IGF Social Media Aggregator.
The aggregator will take your blog posts here on the Diplo Internet Governance site, and tweets that use the #igf11 hash-tag and will bring them together in one place, sifting blog posts by topic and workshop - so you can find tweets and blog posts alongside workshop details, transcripts and reports.
To make sure your posts and tweets…Continue
Added by Tim Davies on September 23, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Diplo is about to launch a new publication, Emerging Leaders for the Digital World, during the 6th IGF meeting in Nairobi on 27-30 September, 2011.
Emerging Leaders for the Digital World features the experiences of some of the most active emerging leaders in Internet governance and ICT policy. The leaders, identified and empowered by Diplo’s ACP…Continue
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