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November 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Interactive discussion: 10 years of the Convention on Cybercrime

Council of Europe’s Convention(al)…


Added by Jovan on November 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Some of the greatest Challenges in Promoting Literacy with ICT?

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Last month, we had a great Educational Technology Debate on the theme of…


Added by Robert Kikonyogo on November 14, 2011 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

Africa continues to be the fastest growing mobile market in the world

According to the latest edition of GSMA Mobile Observatory Series, with over 620 million mobile connections as of September 2011, Africa region has overtaken Latin America to become the second largest mobile market in the world, after Asia. The report also rates Africa region to be the fastest growing mobile market in the world.  Over the past 10 years, the number of mobile connections in Africa has grown with an average of 30% per year with a forecast to reach 735 million by…


Added by Naveed on November 14, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments

ICANN and policy

Tim I owe you my thanks for replying and a response to your reply. Bear with me please - a multiplicity of deadlines this week.

Yesterday I found myself involved in a heated discussion on the Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) list on the subject of the new internationalised domain names (IDNs). Looking at it from the outside it seems to me that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has got itself stuck between a rock and a hard place with a policy issue. The…


Added by Deirdre Williams on November 11, 2011 at 2:52pm — No Comments

IGF Workshop Report: Challenging Myths about Young People and the Internet

Reposted from the Youth Coalition on Internet Governance Blog


Below is the formal report from Workshop 92, Challenging Myths about Young People and the Internet, organised by, and including, many members of…


Added by Tim Davies on November 6, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Policy, Privacy, Pagiarism ...?

No further comments about the blocking issue – perhaps we should agree to differ.

This week I have something rather different to think about –similar situations but in two rather different areas.


The first of these areas is privacy. Is the attitude towards personal privacy changing? Does the “younger generation” not value privacy at all any longer, or has there been a shift in terms of which aspects of a person’s life are considered to be private? I have heard it…


Added by Deirdre Williams on November 2, 2011 at 2:14pm — 1 Comment

#LondonCyber conference this week

Is anyone attending, or following, the London Conference on Cyberspace this week? It's a big event, organised by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which is taking place in London. The list of speakers is quite impressive, and so are the discussions taking place on Twitter via #LondonCyber. If you're following the conference, please share your thoughts here. If you'd like to follow, visit …


Added by Diplo IGCBP on November 2, 2011 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

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