Diplo Internet Governance Community

Stay networked. Get informed. Broadcast your projects.

Seiiti's Blog – August 2009 Archive (12)

Interview: Raquel Gatto, Brazil

Today I have a good friend of mine from Brazil, Raquel Gatto. We met back in 2007 at the first preparatory conference for the IGF in São Paulo under the organization of RITS and FGV. She was doing her masters focused on Internet governance and since then a lot of interesting things happened!

SEIITI: Raquel, there was an important meeting recently held in Rio de Janeiro - the II… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 31, 2009 at 8:33pm — No Comments

APNIC 28 - meeting materials and transcripts

For a complete description of the session Internet governance: key issues for the Asia Pacific, visit

Added by Seiiti on August 31, 2009 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

The Technology Liberation Front

Recently I found this tech policy blog

and I thought some of you would enjoy reading it as well! http://techliberation.com/. What about you? What are you reading these days?

Added by Seiiti on August 31, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Internet Governance Twitters to Follow

If you are a Twitter, you realized the importance of following the right people. Here are some of the Diplo folks who are making a difference and can help you amplify your voice on Twitterville.

Bernard Sadaka is @sdkaaa - we have been colleagues at the United Nations Internet Governance… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 28, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Interview: Andrés Piazza, Argentina

Today I have an interview with my friend Andrés Piazza, from Argentina. He has been doing a lot of interesting work on Internet governance and is a great person to follow on Twitter and other social media channels in case you are looking forward to be engaged on Latin American issues.

SEIITI: Andrés, there was a recent meeting in Rio on the LAC preparatory meeting for the IGF. Can you choose one specific issue that was discussed and share with us?…


Added by Seiiti on August 27, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Interview: Nevena Ruzic, Serbia

Some days ago I was introduced to an old Diplo friend: Nevena Ruzic, from Serbia. So I also invited her for a short interview, to which she was very kind and shared a little - we can say she is the first of many generations of the IG programme: it all started in 2003!

SEIITI: Nevena, what are you currently doing professionally? How did you start things with Diplo and how was that activity significant to you?

NEVENA: To answer your questions, I'll be very brief - I… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 25, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Interview: Deirdre Williams, St. Lucia

This is a series of interviews made with some of our friends who attended the Second Regional Preparatory Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro. Today we have Deirdre, who has also shared an interesting story in the publication Capacity Development.

Deirdre… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 24, 2009 at 2:35pm — 3 Comments

Do you make this mistake when applying for fellowships?

I have been talking to many different folks who got funding to attend different events and I'm surprised that so many people do not know this simple principle: the full cup v. the empty cup.

Imagine this situation:

You are a member of the judging committee that will give fellowships for attending a certain conference. And you have received dozens of emails requesting funding.

After some filtering based on skills,… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

Oxford Union style Debates at IGF 2008 - what's next for 2009?

In 2008, Diplo held Oxford Union-style debates at the IGF Village Square.

The results of the exercise were great and here you have a short clip of the dynamics:

Do you like it? Want to join in a similar debate this year? Add your name here as a… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 20, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Interview: Maureen Hilyard, Cook Islands

Maureen Hilyard has worked in Education for many years, mainly in New Zealand. For the last four years she was the Distance Education Manager, a consultancy position with the Cook Islands Ministry of Education.

Maureen Hilyard is featured in the publication Capacity Development: How the IGF empowered people from developing… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 18, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Interview with Monica Abalo Laforgia (Argentina)

Monica Abalo Laforgia has been working for 10 years for a telecommunication company as Legal Manager. Since 2006, she has worked as an independent consultant in telecommunication issues, especially regarding data protection, cyber-crime and security as well as contract management and policies and procedures' development.

Monica Abalo representing the Argentina hub during the IGF 2008

Monica has her own telecommunication consultant agency…


Added by Seiiti on August 12, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Fellowship experience: Emmanuel Edet, Nigeria

As a follow up to a series of interviews with fellows on different Internet governance activities, today we have our friend Emmanuel Edet.

Emmanuel and Diplo fellows during the Internet governance negotiation simulation in Hyderabad, playing the role of the US government.

SEIITI: Emmanuel, which events have you attended with a fellowship? Can you tell the story?

EMMANUEL: I have only attended one… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 11, 2009 at 5:10pm — 2 Comments



Follow us

Website and downloads

Visit Diplo's IG website, www.diplomacy.edu/ig for info on programmes, events, and resources.

The full text of the book An Introduction to Internet Governance (6th edition) is available here. The translated versions in Serbian/BCS, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese are also available for download.


Karlene Francis (Jamaica)
Ivar Hartmann
Elona Taka (Albania)
Fahd Batayneh (Jordan)
Edward Muthiga (Kenya)
Nnenna Nwakanma (Côte d'Ivoire)
Xu Jing (China)
Gao Mosweu (Botswana)
Jamil Goheer (Pakistan)
Virginia (Ginger) Paque (Venezuela)
Tim Davies (UK)
Charity Gamboa-Embley (Philippines)
Rafik Dammak (Tunisia)
Jean-Yves Gatete (Burundi)
Guilherme Almeida (Brazil)
Magaly Pazello (Brazil)
Sergio Alves Júnior (Brazil)
Adela Danciu (Romania)
Simona Popa (Romania)
Marina Sokolova (Belarus)
Andreana Stankova (Bulgaria)
Vedran Djordjevic (Canada)
Maria Morozova (Ukraine)
David Kavanagh (Ireland)
Nino Gobronidze (Georgia)
Sorina Teleanu (Romania)
Cosmin Neagu (Romania)
Maja Rakovic (Serbia)
Elma Demir (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Tatiana Chirev (Moldova)
Maja Lubarda (Slovenia)
Babatope Soremi (Nigeria)
Marilia Maciel (Brazil)
Raquel Gatto (Brazil)
Andrés Piazza (Argentina)
Nevena Ruzic (Serbia)
Deirdre Williams (St. Lucia)
Maureen Hilyard (Cook Islands)
Monica Abalo (Argentina)
Emmanuel Edet (Nigeria)
Mwende Njiraini (Kenya)
Marsha Guthrie (Jamaica)
Kassim M. AL-Hassani (Iraq)
Marília Maciel (Brazil)
Alfonso Avila (Mexico)
Pascal Bekono (Cameroon)

© 2023   Created by Community Owner.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service