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November 2014 Blog Posts (9)

Net Neutrality

Network neutrality—the idea that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all data that travels over their networks equally—is a principle that EFF strongly supports. However, the power to enforce equal treatment on the Internet can easily become the power to control the Internet in less beneficent ways. Some people have condemned last week’s court decision to reject the bulk of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Open Internet Order as a threat to Internet innovation and…


Added by Wisdom Kwasi Donkor on November 27, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

[Webinar] Outcomes of the ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference

The three-week ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014, which came to a conclusion earlier this month in Busan, reviewed the ITU’s Internet-related resolutions. It also decided the ITU’s work plan for the next four years, and elected its new leadership. Join…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on November 27, 2014 at 10:09am — No Comments

Civil Society Coordination Group and NETmundial Initiative Information

The NETmundial Initiative has been involved in a lively (to put it mildly) discussion in the past weeks. I am forwarding this important information about the NETmundial Initiative and Civil Society, from the Civil Society Coordination Group. If I can answer any questions, or assist in any way, please do post here for discussion. Cheers, Ginger

Dear Civil Society members,

After a substantial consultation with members across many different constituencies, the…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on November 26, 2014 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Multistakeholder Advisory Group renewed

Colleagues, the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the IGF for 2015 has been renewed. The group is made up of 55 members, 25 of whom are new. The members are from all stakeholder groups and regions, representing governments, civil society, the private sector and technical community.

A special thanks to all those who participated in the Diplo community IGF MAG nominee…


Added by Stephanie on November 17, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Help us design the new IG building!

Colleagues, you may recall the IG building, which has served us well as an IG awareness- building tool over the last 10 years. It was sketched 10 years ago during one of the long WGIG meetings. The building reflected the Internet of 2004 when, for example, Twitter did not exist and social media was just emerging. How different should the new 2014 IG building be? Should it be more solid and sophisticated?…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on November 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Is the internet a threat for political stability in the Arab world ?

Since people in the Arab world manifested their massive desire for political change and more access to social and economic freedom and rights. The Arab revolution has arguably demonstrated the internet's ability to drive democratic change. As tech-savvy youngsters in Tunisia and Egypt pushed aside their ageing despots, the surprising criticism are hurrying to not only include online activism in the mainstream of the political and social transformation in the Arab world but a calls for push…


Added by Hamza Ben Mehrez on November 15, 2014 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Countdown to the Geneva Internet Conference

The Geneva Internet Conference is just a few days away. It will take place next week on 18-19 November, with a pre-event on 17 November. If you have not registered yet, please do so at your earliest convenience at…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on November 13, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Post Arab Revolution Mandate for Internet Governance in the MENA Region

Although Internet Freedom represents progress in Tunisia.The Internet is an essentially private environment and therefore demands greater accountability from the private sector. There is no goverance mechanismes that prioritize strategic IG governance over the buisness market or the deficient government bureaucratic policies to the respect of human rights, cyber-security or privacy.

In Tunisia, these objections shall be briefly reviewed the private sector should implement a reliable…


Added by Hamza Ben Mehrez on November 10, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Enhancing Open Governance Advocacy for Internet Governance in Tunisia

Tunisia has portrayed itself as a model of Internet governance (IG) in the MENA region by holding various IG debates with multiple stakeholders (WSIS 2005). By engaging in the Open Governance Partnership (OGP) initiative in 2011, Tunisia sought to promote transparent governance by committing to respect and deliver the action plan of the Open Governance Declaration.

To establish a new road map for more inclusive IG in Tunisia, policymakers must devise institutional reforms that target…


Added by Hamza Ben Mehrez on November 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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