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October 2010 Blog Posts (24)

Regional Roadmap for Internet Governance in Arab Countries

by Hanane Boujemi and Fahd A. Batayneh

The 2nd consultation round for the “Regional Roadmap for Internet Governance in Arab Countries” was held on October 25-26, 2010 at the UN House in Beirut, Lebanon. DiploFoundation was represented by Hanane Boujemi who contributed in The Regional Roadmap on Internet issues in the Arab… Continue

Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on October 31, 2010 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Internet Governance book blog launched

Dear friends,

Diplo has just launched the IG Book blog, the online companion to Jovan Kurbalija's book, An Introduction to Internet Governance.

In the process, we also added 3 great features as a way of inviting you to come back regularly.

1. Download the book

Not only can you read An Introduction to Internet Governance online, but you can also download the book in .pdf format - in… Continue

Added by Stephanie on October 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Diplo Backstage: the Gaborone, Botswana Workshop follow up

Things keep going very fun and dynamic at the Diplo IGCBP team - here is a follow up email sent by Ginger to our Gaborone group:


Hello everyone,

First, a warm hello, and thank you to each of you for your interest

in the Gaborone workshop, and your energy to making it a success. It

was a pleasure meeting you and learning a bit about Botswana. I was

amazed by the positive, willing energy shown… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 29, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

"Networked authoritarianism in China and beyond: implications for global Internet freedom

Earlier this month Rebecca MacKinnon presented a paper at Stanford titled "Networked authoritarianism in China and beyond: implications for global Internet freedom." You may find it to be of interest. It can be

downloaded via this link:…

Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 29, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Public Discourse in the Russian Blogosphere

Interesting initiative from the Berkman Center on the Russian Blogosphere (Thanks to Carol Rossini for sharing this with Diplo IGCBP Alumni)

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Seth Young

Date: Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 6:17 AM

Subject: [report-release-list] New Berkman Center research: Public Discourse in the Russian Blogosphere

To:… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 29, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

G-Jordan,12-14 December 2010

for the first time ever in Egypt and Jordan, Google will be hosting its Google Days in December, in Egypt

between December 8th and 10th and Jordan…


Added by Bayan .S. Belbese on October 29, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Copyrights, internet openness-DiploFoundation by Jean-Claude KAMWENUBUSA

Security of Resources on the Internet is a challenge that some groups can focus on in developing country, in their perspective region

and country. However, challenges of lacking the human resources with skills

and knowledge as well as experiences in such fields of ICTs POLICY,



Added by KAMWENUBUSA Jean-Claude on October 23, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

e-Goverment,e-Society and Jordan

This review is intended to provide a research focus for the e–Government strategy for the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan (Jordan, Ministry of Post and Communications (MOPC), 2002a). The strategy sits

within the context of other initiatives related to education (Hamzeh, 2002; Heresh and Malas, 2002), poverty alleviation (Dajani, 2002), Arab culture (Joha, 2002a), and e–commerce (Roussan, 2001; Al Farawati,…


Added by Bayan .S. Belbese on October 22, 2010 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Anti Censorship tools

One of our community members has shared a series of videos cover a variety of different anti-censorship tools and are available in a variety of different languages.

As one example, watch this one about TOR:

The whole series can be found at the following Youtube channel:…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 22, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

IPR & ISPs 3 Strikes and your out rule is deemed unconstitutional in Ireland by court

An interesting development to the 3 strikes rule between the music industry and ISPs after it is ruled unconstitutional in Ireland. This creates problems for Eircom who last year settled out of court with the music industry on the 3 strikes rule, similar to the rule in France and New Zealand.

See the link below on the judement.


Added by David Kavanagh on October 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Do public policy decisions rely on policy research?

Many of us are busy formulated policy research proposals. At the same time, we are learning why policy research is important, the differences between academic and policy research, the cycles involved, and so on.

This week, our colleague and team member from ICT Strategy II (ICGBP2010) posted an interesting hypertext: the summary of a paper describing the pitfalls that have prevented public…


Added by Stephanie on October 16, 2010 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Fellowship opportunity to participate in the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conf

Hello friends, Here is an interesting news for the Internet Community from developing countries:

The APRICOT 2011 is a summit to be held this year in Hong Kong from 21-25 February 2011 in Hong Kong SAR, China. The summit provides a forum for those key Internet builders in the region to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community from around the world.

For personnel from developing countries to participate in the summit, the APRICOT Fellow Program… Continue

Added by S.P.ANANDAN on October 13, 2010 at 8:09am — 2 Comments

NITC Announces Launch of Jordan’s Arabic Top-Level Domain


By Mohammad Ghazal

AMMAN - The National Information Technology Center (NITC) on Monday…


Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on October 12, 2010 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Connect with Dutch companies with the help of private sector instruments of the Dutch government!

Interliaise is an International Relation Development consultancy based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our company focuses on ICT sector development in developing and emerging economies.

We assist ICT companies in 42 countries in connecting with Dutch Strategic partners, with the help of private sector instruments of the Dutch ministry of Development cooperation.

The Dutch ministry of development cooperation offers two private sector instruments for collaboration between… Continue

Added by Nadia Gombra on October 12, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

BlackBerry data row:India extends deadline

It has decided to give more time to BlackBerry maker for giving Indian intelligence agencies access to the private data being sent over its handsets

New Delhi: The

Government of India on Tuesday decided to give more time to BlackBerry

maker, Research in Motion (RIM), for providing Indian intelligence

agencies… Continue

Added by S.P.ANANDAN on October 12, 2010 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Middle-East and North-Africa Information and Communication Technology Forum (MENA ICT Forum)

The MENA ICT Forum is the MENA region’s premier biennial Information and Communications Technology and Information and Communications Technology Enabled Services (ICTES) industry event, held in Jordan under the royal patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II. Previously held in 2002, 2004, and 2006 as Jordan ICT Forum, the event resumes its activities in 2010 under its new brand, the MENA ICT… Continue

Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on October 11, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Is Pakistan putting the UN Millennium Goals at risk?

I was recently fortunate enough to attend the Internet Governance Forum

(IGF) 2010 meetings in Vilnius, Lithuania. The IGF is an international body, set up by the United Nations (UN) to address global issues of governance in the online world.

It has been running for five years now, and is linked to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, of which Millennium…

Added by Nighat Dad on October 11, 2010 at 7:14am — No Comments

The Launch of Jordan's IDN ccTLD (.alordon) in Arabic

October 11, 2010 shall mark the official launch of Jordan's IDN ccTLD in Arabic (.alordon) (.الاردن). The launch shall take place in conjunction with the MENA ICT Forum (http://www.menaictforum.com/) at the Amman Business Park (www.dzc.jo). The event is expected to be officially open by his Majesty King Abdallah the Second - the King of Jordan.

The official launch of (.alordon) shall take place… Continue

Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on October 7, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Blog or tweet this upcoming event: The Public Voice Civil Society Meeting: "Next Generation Privacy Challenges and Opportunities" (25 Oct. 2010)

The Public Voice Conference will take place this year in Jerusalem on 25 October 2010. (Information: http://thepublicvoice.org/events/israel10/) This event is held every year during the annual Conference of Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners' in Jerusalem, Israel (more information here: http://bit.ly/ac9z6z).



Added by Cédric Laurant on October 6, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Application Round Opens for ICANN San Francisco Fellowships

For those interested in attending the ICANN meeting of March 13-18, 2011 in San Francisco, USA as a funded traveler, please do visit http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-05oct10-en.htm and fill out an application form. I hope to see some of you there!

Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on October 6, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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