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December 2008 Blog Posts (44)

Day 2 Cultural Program and Dinner.

We all had a very good day and evening on day 2.

Rock heights at Shilparamam with very good ambiance was a place for all of us to relax and enjoy the dances in the evening.

The Venue was rocking by the time we have entered.

Hope all the participants, event managers and the security people including the UN Security have enjoyed the evening.

Good food, Drinks and plenty of Deserts and Good Music.

I personally feel instead of three varieties of… Continue

Added by Kalyanapu Chandra Sekhar on December 5, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Day 2 – Work Shop on Legal Challenges before IDNs

Rajesh Agarwals speech on the Arbitrators and their role are the eye openers to many of us. In fact many of us would not have known about them. Thank you very much Mr. Rajesh Agarwal to enlighten us on these issues

It is nice to know that India has more than 700 languages and 22 plus Official languages.

I am happy to know that very shortly India is going have (dot). bharat domain name.

I shall be the very first to take a .bharat domain for me.

I am also… Continue

Added by Kalyanapu Chandra Sekhar on December 5, 2008 at 7:26am — No Comments

Day 2 work shop on Driving Investment in Emerging Economics in the Changing Global Financial environment.

The Vies expressed by the speakers Graham Vickery, Reilly, Jack Jennigs are true and exemplary.

Added by Kalyanapu Chandra Sekhar on December 5, 2008 at 7:23am — No Comments

Day 2 – Panel discussion on security, privacy and openness

The discussions on these topics are really good and eye openers to many of us.

The actions of the Brazil Government in controlling the child pornography are really commendable.

I am astonished to hear from the Brazilian Senator and the chairman of the Parliament committee that we investigate Child Porn, and he is determined to fight crime and child pornography.

And his feelings are worthy on the role of ISPs and Google.

Yes it is very clear that When our… Continue

Added by Kalyanapu Chandra Sekhar on December 5, 2008 at 7:21am — No Comments

IGF Day 1 and 2

First of all allow me to express my gratitude to Diplo and ITU for sponsoring my attendance in the 3rd IGF in Hyderabad City, India. I think everyone shares my feeling that coming to India after the siege on Mumbai’s Taj Mahal hotel was scary. But life must go on so we attended the IGF without thinking of any harm to come.

On the first day, while the workshops were well organized there was a problem with punctuality. Some workshops did not start on time and some overshot the allotted time… Continue

Added by Atty. Elias Laurente Espinoza on December 5, 2008 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

IGF Day 2 report

Good morning everybody.

The day 2 of IGF was also full like yesterday. I participated to four (4) meeting: Cyber security and cyber crime; Internet of the things and the transboundary Internet.

The first subject was discussed on several workshops and I attended to ITU main session from 9.30 to 10 and diplo workshop at diplo booth. In the first workshop, India panelist Mr. CHANDRAST present policy and action about cyber security. India involved many stakeholders and analysed the… Continue

Added by Issaka KANAZOE on December 4, 2008 at 9:16pm — No Comments

IGF 2008 : Day 2 Cybersecurity and Cybercrime

Internet is a two edged sword where one one hand there is a world of good that has been derived out of it but at the same time it is also a silent dark force that creeps into our lives with renewed threats to our homes, businesses and the world of good. Its good time that we discuss about the forces of the dark thereby creating an awareness.

The advent of Internet has made the world " a global village ". Organizations worldwide tend to increasingly move from a paper based environment… Continue

Added by Syed Nazir Razik on December 4, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments


Yesterday the GISwatch report 2008 was launched. The report and the website aim to be an independent and well respected platform for monitoring developments of the information society worldwide. The backbone of GISWatch- a coproduction of Hivos, APC and ITeM - are the up-to-date country reports (38). Please have a look at the new GISWatch website, for an impression or to download the publication. Or get a hard copy at the APC stand!

Please feel free to comment and/or give suggestions. We… Continue

Added by Monique Doppert on December 4, 2008 at 6:29am — No Comments

My first day with IGF

My first day with IGF was full. I participated to 4 workshops: Multilingualism; e-education; Futures of internet and Knowledge as a public good.

In the first workshop, many ICT experts made presentations. The diversity of language is crucial for the future of Internet. Today, we are dealing with lack of internet content in counties such Africa that have only 0,3% of internet content compared to UK(0,4%). South Africa only has 80% of all Africa contents. This is due to language… Continue

Added by Issaka KANAZOE on December 4, 2008 at 4:32am — No Comments

Ist Day at the IGF Meeting Hyderabad (3rd December 2008)

I really want to say this was a DIFFERENT day for me, so much out of the usual. I started with a lot of anxiety knowing i was to debate for the notion "The internet is to vulnerable to be trusted". It was a challenge for me cause it was a new adventure, but with a lot of encouragement from Ginger, Maureen and all, i took the step. We(Maureen and I) based our agruement on the fact that the internet cannot be TRUSTED due to some major security probems such as

- Denial of service

-… Continue

Added by Ogbuagu Ijeoma Chidinma on December 3, 2008 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Choice of sessions


9-10.30 Workshop 9 "Including accessibility and human factors ..." and/or Workshop 25 "Steps towards an internet that is multi-lingual ..." [AND Multilingualism presentation with Ammar at 10]

11-12.30 Access to local culture ..."

14.00 - Open Forum - UNESCO and/or Workshop 26 Towards a code of good practice ..." and/or Workshop 76 "Driving investments in emerging economies ..."

16.00 - Open Forum OECD and/or Workshop 57 "What will the web be like ..." and/or… Continue

Added by Deirdre Williams on December 3, 2008 at 7:44pm — No Comments

My Highlights of Day 1 at IGF Hyderabad

The morning was already frenetic after agreeing (?) to participate with Ijeoma in the I-Voting Debate. It meant that my schedule for sessions was interrupted somewhat, but I am glad that I was able to help out and I enjoyed the experience. Fortunately we were allowed to make mistakes because it was the first debate of Diplo's programme. Congratulations to Ijeoma for the great job she did and thanks for asking me to join her (albeit late last night!). Thanks also to Jovan and others who gave… Continue

Added by Maureen Hilyard on December 3, 2008 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Child Pornography

Actions of the Brazil Authorities are really good in building an Internet safer for Children and controlling Pornography.

Added by Kalyanapu Chandra Sekhar on December 3, 2008 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

Arranments and the Venue for the Forum are Good

Both the Venue,and the arrangements made for the Forum are Good. The Security was good and friendly.

Hyderabad International Convention Center is the right place for IGF 2008 with World class infrastructure and ambience.

Added by Kalyanapu Chandra Sekhar on December 3, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Jovan's Higlights of the Morning (3rd December 2008)

I suppose that this is the right place to provide comments on the conference. Seiiti and Vlada, please advise.

This morning I attended two events.

The first event was debate on "Internet Voting". The house debated the following statemet:

"Internet voting is too vulnerable to be trusted". Gigner - I just discovered one more of her talents in moderation and facilitation of substantive discussion in a very limited time. . If the BBC discovers her, Tim… Continue

Added by Jovan on December 3, 2008 at 11:38am — 3 Comments

Source for knowledge from the speakers !

The sessions for today were pretty impressive and there was so much of vital and useful information disseminated in the presentations . It would simply be great if we can have access to those presentations slides . Can we zero down on popular Web 2.0 tools like www.slideshare.com where these presentations can be uploaded and shared as links in the blogs for sharing with others.

This would be my humble request that we can put forth to the organizers of IGF 2008 !

Added by Syed Nazir Razik on December 3, 2008 at 11:23am — No Comments

15:30 - 17:00 Workshop 45. Opening to diversity and competition the DNS system - Francis MUGUET

Critical Internet Resources workshop...

It is 3:36... Francis: We are waiting for 5 more min... as the Main Ceremony is going on...

started at 4:40 PM...Bob

Saturday Morning... Not just an Idea..Bulletproof -15 years...Publishing industry... DOI system


HDL:10.1234 - each Pre-Fix has a Admin with PKI access to system for creation, change and deletion

IDF - Association - Digital Object Identifier --… Continue

Added by Ramkaran Rudravaram on December 3, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

IGF day 1 Favourite: Strategies to prevent and fight online child sexual exploitation in developing countries !

This has been one of the most grave topics that needs a greater voice in the online world. Unlike other issues where there is only sustained impact of IG in our day today life this topic has greater impact in invasion of our privacy and with serious implications. The topic was moderated by Hindenburgo a classmate at IGCBP Class B.

Child abuse and child pornography is a key issue that needs wider addressal as it is of paramount importance to protect our children. The panel had key… Continue

Added by Syed Nazir Razik on December 3, 2008 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

11:00 - 12:30 Workshop - Youth and Internet Governance: Challenges for future

Geitte Stald...Interesting way of explaining the oppurtunities and Threats for Youth from Phones(mobile internet)

Contact -- intimacy/presence

Content -- in control of your media...

Conduct -- Social norms... used of r developing social norms

Context --

Mobile media -- One among other media -- Mobile internet very small... computer is 2 minutes to access...

As mobiles become minicomputers...and price and access becomes cheaper and… Continue

Added by Ramkaran Rudravaram on December 3, 2008 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Indian Industry group created

If you are representing the Indian Industry or would like to engage in discussion to have a local perspective of IG issues, watch the video interview with Suresh - http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/group/india/forum/topics/what-are-the-benefits-of

Added by Seiiti on December 3, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

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