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December 2012 Blog Posts (13)



What do you think about?

Some of issues (net neutrality, fragmentation of Internet etc.) Internet gouvernance should deal with are crucial to avoid this.

But i'm afraid because a multistake holder approach is a cause of division.

Are we going to have 2  kind of…


Added by Serge ILUNGA KABWIKA on December 30, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Internet governance discussions at European University Institute: Thoughts from Florence, Italy (2)

Stepping away from generic theoretical considerations about the Internet governance system and processes, further lectures tackled specific areas where the Internet has transformed social and economic relationships, analysing the role and impact of regulations in this context.


Transforming political participation


With regard to the impact of the Internet and digital technologies on society and democracy, Professor Alexander Trechsel turned…


Added by Adela Danciu on December 28, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

Internet governance discussions at European University Institute: Thoughts from Florence, Italy (1)

In a beautiful quiet villa in Toscana belonging to the European University Institute, during the last days of the WCIT controversies over whether or not to  regulate the Internet, a group of reputed academics working in Internet governance related  areas challenged some 20 young researchers with similar questions. What kind of regulation…


Added by Adela Danciu on December 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Reflecting over WCIT: a first timer's impression

Now that the dust is settling after WCIT, and many opinions and analyses of what transpired being generated by different people, i too have  been reflecting not on WCIT content as so many have done that, but on other areas. My thoughts:

First, it is very challenging to have over 150 governments that are at various levels of development, drawn from different regions,  and divided by language,…


Added by Grace Githaiga on December 22, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

[Webinar] Developments and outcomes of WCIT12 – what happens next?

Arguably the most anticipated meeting of the year, the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) has convened governments from around the world to review the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs).

The meeting has been surrounded by controversy: from heated debates over whether the ITRs should include the Internet in their scope, to…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on December 17, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments

ITU Secretary General to civil society representatives: WCIT is not about taking control of the internet

The Secretary General Hamadoun I. Touré met civil society representatives during the just concluded World Conference on International Regulations (WCIT). The meeting had been requested by CSOs in attendance, to air their concerns as regards ITU. 

The meeting kick started with three CSO reps outlining concerns. These included the substance of ITRs and what they should not address namely the internet/ICTs, internet…


Added by Grace Githaiga on December 15, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The right to disagree

Is anyone else concerned about the erosion of our right to disagree, not to join, to be “different”, to say “no”? We talk quite a lot about diversity, and yet these rights, critical to the existence of “diversity”, are hardly considered. Instead we are swamped and carried away in the tsunami of insistence that we conform to the opinion and actions of the current loudest voice.

Is it that in a global population of 7 billion people we can no longer afford the luxury of diversity, but…


Added by Deirdre Williams on December 12, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Opportunities and Challenges for Internet Protocol Version 6 Adoption in Jamaica and the Caribbean

Opportunities and Challenges for Internet Protocol Version 6 Adoption in Jamaica and the Caribbean

Ms. Kadian Davis

Head of DepartmentInformation Technology

University College of the CaribbeanJamaica


The Internet is a robust, dynamic and geographically diverse medium that has paved the way for increased…


Added by Kadian Davis on December 10, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

All the animals in all the world ...

As an aside to my comments on Vlada’s blog post, and incidentally to Jovan’s language project I suddenly remembered a story by Rudyard Kipling. In fact it’s a story inside a story.

“And yet Suleiman-bin-Daoud was not proud. He very seldom showed off, and when he did he was sorry for it. Once he tried to feed all the animals in all  the world in one day, but when the food was ready an Animal came out of the deep sea and ate it up in three mouthfuls. Suleiman-bin-Daoud was very…


Added by Deirdre Williams on December 7, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments

WCIT and freedoms: Governments vs Governance

WCIT from the perspective of an open Internet and freedoms

Governments vs Governance

Thinking about WCIT from the freedoms perspectives, it looks like a battle between “governments” and “governance”: if we would like to keep the Internet open and free, should we change traditional (ITU) governance model, or should we (try to) change the…


Added by Vladimir Radunovic on December 7, 2012 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Economics of Emerging IT _ economic considerations for investing in and sourcing for IT systems

Dear bloggers,


Please find  posted on my blog an article on economics of emerging information technologies. Economics of new emerging Information Technologies. The article evaluates the key drivers of emerging trends in IT such as cloud computing with special focus on technical and economic aspects. It also evaluates the economic considerations for  decision making to…


Added by John Bosco Kintu KAVUMA on December 7, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

Cloud computing: The developing world perspective

The word cloud computing sounds like a very new word but in reality cloud services have been in place for a very longtime. There has been many cloud services in place for quite a long time although the terminology seems new. People who have been using free web-mail services like those offered by yahoo, google, hotmail, to mention but a few are some of the people who have been using cloud services for that long.

What then is…


Added by Mayengo Tom Kizito on December 3, 2012 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

World Conference on International Telecommunications: which way the Future of Internet?

The International Telecommunications Union, the UN agency for information and communications technologies, is meeting in Dubai on Dec. 3—14, 2012 to update the current international telecommunications regulations treaty. The last such meeting took place in 1988.

The 1988 treaty established general principles for the provision and operation of international…


Added by Grace Githaiga on December 1, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

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