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October 2013 Blog Posts (12)

[Webinar] Global Internet politics after IGF 2013 in Bali: developments and outcomes

The pace of Internet politics has accelerated. New developments continued to unfold as the 8th IGF convened last week. Join us Thursday, 31st October, for a just-in-time webinar on the outcomes of IGF 2013.…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 30, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Open source a solution for african countries

Open sources applications are been demonstrated as the solution for Africa. Open sources applications, because of their free kindness can help IT people to reach their expectation. As far as most african countries are developping countries and because most of them have finance issue they can benefit an ADDED-VALUE through open sources application.

That's why the AUF' Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie" is working for the promotion of the open source over the world.



Added by NANA on October 29, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Day 4 at #IGF2013

It’s the last day of a hectic week. Hectic for many of those in Bali who have been busy organising and participating in workshops, and hectic for many remote participants who have had to wake up very early or sleep very late to make up for the difference in timezones.

Internet surveillance was the main topic on the Taking Stock/Emerging Issues session agenda; a panel of speakers, moderated by…


Added by Stephanie on October 29, 2013 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Day 3 at #IGF2013

Unless you’re attending the IGF in person, it is generally quite difficult to get a grasp of the general mood and temperature at the meeting. Our Diplo team on the ground, however, did tell us that by Day 3, the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre had lost many IGF participants to the beautiful beaches in the Bali area!

For Diplo, Day 3 was a…


Added by Stephanie on October 29, 2013 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Day 2 at #IGF2013

Many of the Day 2 workshops focused on multistakeholderism, including the main session which focused on Principles of Multistakeholder Cooperation, and Diplo’s workshop 57 on Making Multistakeholderism More Equitable and Transparent, co-organised with the Multilingual Internet Group.

Our Diplo team on the ground reported that a debated issue related to the selection process involved in choosing non-governmental stakeholders, given that they are generally not…


Added by Stephanie on October 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Day 1 at #IGF2013

Day 0 was characterised by the High-Level Leaders' meeting, and other pre-event workshops and events, which I referred to in my Day 0 blog post.

On Day 1, the main session focused on the role of governments in the IGF and the multistakeholder model. Once again, many high-level representatives took the floor to talk about trust in governments, surveillance, and the multistakeholder…


Added by Stephanie on October 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Day 0 at #IGF2013

It is simply impossible to participate in all the workshops and sessions organised during the four-day IGF, as many of them run simultaneously.

A good way to see what we've missed in other sessions is by reading what others had to say. Apart from running the many workshops and sessions Diplo organised, my Diplo colleagues on the ground have also been giving their impressions after each IGF day, starting from Day 0, last…


Added by Stephanie on October 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Exercising freedom of expression!

October 21, 2013

Day 0 of the IGF 2013 kicked off at Bali, Indonesia with several IG-pre events. Human Rights on the Internet: what are they and what do they mean in the context of Internet Governance was one of these events that took place and organized by the Association of Progressive Communicators (APC) http://hr-igf2013.events.apc.org/curriculum-resources/.

The session led by David Souter, aimed at…


Added by Grace Githaiga on October 21, 2013 at 6:47pm — No Comments

A Discourse-Principle Approach to Network Neutrality: A Model Framework and its Application

A Discourse-Principle Approach to Network Neutrality: A Model Framework and its Application

By Luca Belli and Matthijs van Bergen

[This article will be included in the Report of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality that will be released and discussed at the

United Nations Internet Governance Forum, on 25 October]



Added by Luca Belli on October 14, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Empowerment is the key factor

Many countries today believe that youth are the leader of tomorrow, yes, I succor to that but that statement seem not to be true. If youth are the leader of tomorrow there should be a proper arrangement of empowerment scheme to help them grow to become  leaders. The statement is only in word alone and not in action. I have seen many youth who are interest to lead, gain experience and ready to serve their father land but opportunity or the environment is not available. We should stop…


Added by Akinremi Peter Taiwo on October 12, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Virtual Jet Lag and Other Joys

I just read Ginger's latest blog post. It reminded me of some things I have to share.

Let me warn you – jet lag is bad, but virtual jet lag is simply dreadful. However, jet lag you have twice at least, once going, once coming back; virtual jet lag you have once, for the whole meeting, but it's easily cured at the end by a good long sleep. Real jet lag has a way of…


Added by Deirdre Williams on October 9, 2013 at 11:26pm — 1 Comment

New Group: IGF 2013 Bali

Hi everyone, I have started a new group: IGF 2013 Bali.... If you are interested in the event, please join us!

I will not be at the IGF 2013 in Bali, but I will follow it online. I am very active in planning, and expect to have an excellent engagement, even though my time zone will ensure virtual jet lag. Diplo will have several events, including WS 68 ( …


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on October 1, 2013 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

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