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December 2008 Blog Posts (44)



Added by Atty. Elias Laurente Espinoza on December 31, 2008 at 5:56pm — No Comments

February 2009 Online Courses

Diplo will offer 3 postgraduate-level online courses starting the week of February 23, 2009:

* Diplomatic Theory and Practice

Prof.G. R. Berridge, Mr Haraldur Þór Egilsson, Mr Christiaan Sys

* Cyber Diplomacy

Mr Stefano Baldi, Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Dr Andrei Mikheyev

*… Continue

Added by Seiiti on December 30, 2008 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Finding scholarships for online study

I was browsing Diplo's homepage http://www.diplomacy.edu and was surprised to find this very interesting and practical PDF guide that can help you a lot in finding scholarship opportunities.

Hope it can be a good tool for you in achieving some goals for… Continue

Added by Seiiti on December 30, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Fellowship for South School on Internet Governance

Dear friends,
the first South School on Internet Governance will take place in Buenos Aires at the end of March 2009.
If you are interested in participating in the fellowship program please fill the online form in


also send your cv to my email address olgacavalli@gmail.com

I wish you all the best for 2009!
Warmest regards
Olga Cavalli

Added by Olga on December 29, 2008 at 4:14pm — 5 Comments

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Will Abandon Its Policy of Suing Music Fans for Sharing Songs Protected by Copyright

I was browsing through some Hollywood gossip (by sheer boredom while my I'm waiting for my meat to simmer - cooking, obviously) and came across this music blog. In the middle of the blog entry, I found this piece of interesting news with regards to music-sharing online. Let me post here the excerpt of this news:

"...the Recording Industry Association of America announced this week that it will abandon its policy of suing music fans for sharing songs protected by copyright. Since… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on December 28, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Mumbai Attack :- New law will let govt snoop on your PC

Found an article that appeared in the Times of India, which talks about the change in India IT Law as a preventive measure against terrorism

Mahendra Kumar Singh & Kounteya Sinha | TNN

New Delhi: Your email or the personal contents of your computer could soon be under the government’s scrutiny without your knowledge. With Parliament on Tuesday passing a bill which stipulates life imprisonment for those indulging in cyber terrorism and giving the government… Continue

Added by Ravi Parasrampuria on December 26, 2008 at 10:22am — No Comments

Hitler and the Internet

"Who knows, if the Internet had existed at the time, perhaps Hitler's criminal plot would not have succeeded—ridicule might have prevented it from ever seeing the light of day."

An interesting counter-factual statement from the award speech of Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio (The Nobel Prize Laurear for Literature - 2008). The title of his speech is "In the Forest of Paradoxes". Try to dedicate 20-30 minutes. It is an interesting text:… Continue

Added by Jovan on December 22, 2008 at 1:33pm — 7 Comments

ICT Regulation/Law events

Dear colleagues,

Working for the office of international affairs of the National Telecommunication Agency (Anatel) in Brazil, I am responsible for setting the international agenda of our board of directors.

Having said that, I would kindly ask for your advice on naming some events on ICT regulation (with a legal bias) that you would find interesting and relevant for a telecommunication regulatory body such as ours.

Thank you all.

Sérgio Alves… Continue

Added by Sérgio Alves Júnior on December 19, 2008 at 1:31pm — 2 Comments

CCTV and privacy

Please open the link below. This is a civil action I filed together with my law partner against the Provincial Government of Cebu, Philippines on the putting up of a CCTV directed against the building of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (the association of lawyers) and the collection of parking fees inside the government property. Thank you. Happy Holidays!


Added by Atty. Elias Laurente Espinoza on December 18, 2008 at 1:10am — No Comments

Comments on Pictures

Dear All,

I see all that beautifull pictures, but I don't know who is there, or where it has been took. Please could you make a comment in your picture before. Just put Name, Place, event if possible, etc.



Added by Pascal G. Bekono on December 17, 2008 at 11:33am — No Comments

The Management of the Internet

During the recently concluded IGF I had an opportunity to participate in a debate regarding the merger of ICANN and the ITU to form one regulator for the Internet. Well my team lost the debate but I have decided to make my true position known on the issues regarding the control of the Internet.

From its origins as inter connected networks, the Internet has developed rapidly into a worldwide tool for delivery of virtually anything that can be imagined. Thus far, the Internet has… Continue

Added by Emmanuel Edet on December 15, 2008 at 12:10pm — 4 Comments

Sessions Attended in Hyderabad

Dec 3; Day 1

Internet accessibility for people with disabilities

The internet is about empowerment. Access to information and communication is a key aspect for participation in society. If people with disabilities are to exercise their rights actively, participate and make choices about their lives, it is essential that they can access information through adequate communication systems.

For many people with disabilities, accessibility of Internet is… Continue

Added by Judi on December 12, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Day 4 report IGF

Day 4 was the last day of IGF and I have interested on the main session about emerging essues.

After the daily briefing of Diplo, I attended to the main session on emerging issues. For this purpose, discussions focus on how internet will be tomorrow? New actors, new technology such Web2 and such internet of things, legal issues, policy orientation, etc.. All recognized the critical importance of internet in our today life everywhere across the world. Several panelist gives their view on… Continue

Added by Issaka KANAZOE on December 10, 2008 at 5:55pm — No Comments

YouTube: Philippine Rebels Posted Video of Captive in this Video-Sharing Site

Charice Pempengco and Arnel Pineda gained stardom because of Youtube. Charice got Oprah Winfrey as manager and toured with David Foster. Arnel Pineda is the lead vocalist of Journey - after his video was posted in youtube and, he auditioned in the US and he bagged the lead. Both have something in common - it's Youtube who made them stars.

Now coming from the IGF, I got this news alert from PInoy Press and it's about Youtube.

The Communist Party of the… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on December 10, 2008 at 11:40am — 3 Comments

Day 3 report IGF

Day 3 report

IGF day 3 was the most determinant to take any opportunity of my participation. I check first to the important issues with regard to Africa and Burkina Faso context. I attend to the following discussion and workshop:

1. Transition from IPv4 to IPv6,

2. Discussion about ICANN and ITU,

3. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs for African Countries

4. Access to Knowledeg

I participated during only 30 mn for the first workshop:… Continue

Added by Issaka KANAZOE on December 9, 2008 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Internet of Things

DOI - Internet of things - Handle System --

RFID traciblity could have impact by creating massive backlash...

Political and Technical ways to prevent these

PET - RFID -- Passive -- can outlast generations of users -- complicated energy sources - activation mechanisms - Sensors --

What kind of chips - what kind of users -- Change the architecture - mute or silence these chips -- tracability and logistics --- when new services are created --- Right to… Continue

Added by Ramkaran Rudravaram on December 6, 2008 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Identity management on the web...

Joseph -- community and market proof of age...it should be a debate in the social networking community...

People - Processes and Technology together.

Thomas -- sweden -- Government -- self regulation -- industry -- then regulation ... Privacy settings... trust the services

Search Engines -- are there for Adults and kids

Walled gardens -- for Kids -- safe environments for young childrens , labeling systems -- may enable Censorship

Vulnerbale… Continue

Added by Ramkaran Rudravaram on December 6, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Help please??

Does anyone in the Diplo team in Hyderabad also have a Sony Cybershot camera? Do you have your download cable too? Would you be willing to lend it briefly this morning? I have just discovered to my horror that I left my cable at home. I don't have all that many photographs, but I'll be in TERRIBLE TROUBLE with Nikola if I don't give them to him ;-) See you at the booth this morning unless you are in Cyber Service Apartments #1 in which case I'm in Room 512 and will be delighted to hear from… Continue

Added by Deirdre Williams on December 6, 2008 at 4:24am — No Comments

IGF 2008 Day 3 Favourite : Low Cost Sustainability Access

Format and Background :

The last three days of IGF at Hyderabad we have been talking about innumerable topics related to internet and its various topics , privileges, advances so on. But for the first time there was this interesting session presented by DEF (Digital Empowerment Foundation) India on a topic to ensure tha we bring the neglected masses of the underprivilege rural poor who dont have access to internet. The objective of the… Continue

Added by Syed Nazir Razik on December 5, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Security, Privacy & Transperency (openness)

The day long discussions on the subject had brought up the following issues

1. Brazillian problem of Child abuse on Internet

2. Rights of women on Social / Political / Cultural and Economic overtones

3. Respect for Cultural Linguistic Diversity

There seems to be an unseen problem from the south american countries. Whereas on one stand they are talking of child porno / abuse and on the other about Google's presence and not sharing the riches earned in the country. The… Continue

Added by D Chandrasekhar on December 5, 2008 at 8:04am — No Comments

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