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December 2014 Blog Posts (10)

IG 2014 survey: please vote!

Dear colleagues,
We are coming to the end of a very busy 2014 and the beginning of 2015, which promises to be even more eventful. At this time of reflection, we have prepared a visual 2014 Timeline of Internet Governance.  

To add your own input to the analyses of the year,…

Added by Diplo IGCBP on December 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments



Le multilinguisme est au cœur du débat sur la gouvernance d’internet. Le sujet a été évoqué  lors de la 9ème édition du Forum sur la Gouvernance d’Internet qui a eu lieu à Istanbul du 1er au 5 Septembre 2014 sous le thème « Languages on the Move : Deploying Multilingualism in the Net »

La diversité des populations au niveau mondiale se traduit par une diversité linguistique rendant complexe et sensible toute communication en direction…


Added by Mamadou LO on December 23, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Attracting civil society tech talent through public private partnership

In the Middle East and North African Region, technology has become a tool that mediates a vast set of relationships that touches fundamental aspects of the dailyuser’s life on the internet. This includes issues that concern cyber security, human rights, and anti-surveillance measures.


The numbers of individuals that can understand, build, and work with these evolving technological tools and platforms remains relatively small in the Arab world. Further, these people are…


Added by Hamza Ben Mehrez on December 19, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

Arab IGF and democracy

During my last participation at the third Arab IGF in beyrouth, I noticed a strong participation of the Tunisia civil society, hence, Tunisia delegation was ranked third with 22 participants after Egypt 23 and of course at the first place Lebanon as the hosting country. This great number of participants, involvement and the high level of engagement from the Tunisian Civil society is new after decades of dictatorship and essentially due in fact to the new democratic climate in Tunisia after…


Added by HAFEDH AL YAHMADI on December 18, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Remote is far, far way: online is inclusive collaboration

How to improve inclusion in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) process through…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 11, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

IGF 2015 has begun - what do YOU want to achieve? Input requested on overarching theme and sub-themes

Hi everybody,

As a new MAG member, the Open Consultation and MAG meetings in Geneva last week were very exciting for me. One very important point brought out in our discussions, is that the IGF 2015 should be organised in a bottom-up way, with sufficient consultation with the IG community. We decided that consulting YOU about the overarching theme and sub-themes for the IGF in Brazil was very important. Please respond to the call for participation - think about it seriously, join the…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 9, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments

CS nominations to the Coordination Council of the NETmundial Initiative

Currently few civil society representatives have nominated themselves to the Coordination Council of the NETmundial Initiative - in part this is due to dissatisfaction with the initiative, but even some of those who had previous expressed enthusiasm or interest have not nominated themselves.  In case this was an oversight, you have a few more days to do so.  Please use the nomination form here:…

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 8, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments

IG transparency in MENA/Arab Region

If you live in one of the two Arab government countries that allow having access to its data, Jordan and Tunisia, according to Open Government Partnership, you might not be as lucky as Finland citizen who has a broad band as "Legal Right" or a Brazilian who judge his government performance figures via the project Dados Abertos (Open Data). But definitely you are…


Added by Rami AlHames on December 5, 2014 at 3:44pm — 2 Comments


There is a new website AfricaOverflow, designed to promote freedom of expression and the free flow of ideas through questions, answers and discussions in relation to any topic (politics, technology, religion, news, music, health, education, etc) especially those concerning Africa and the rest of the word. 

I think this website offers an interesting opportunity for freedom of expression while still maintaining privacy as they have chosen to comply…


Added by Kadian Davis on December 3, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Strengthening Internet Governance: the message from the Geneva Internet Conference

The message below is an update following the successful Geneva Internet Conference which took place on 17-19 November. The outcome document, Strengthening Internet Governance: the message from the Geneva Internet Conference, is also available on the GIC website at giplatform.org/gic

Dear colleagues,



Added by Stephanie on December 1, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments

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