The IG blog is the online companion to An Introduction to Internet Governance, which provides a comprehensive overview of the main Internet governance issues and actors. Now in its fourth edition in English, the book has been translated into Serbian/BCS, French, and Armenian. Translated versions of the book Internet governance: Issues, Actors and Divides (an earlier version of An Introduction to Internet Governance) are available in French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese.



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The launch of the Arab IGF
By Editor on 28 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

The Arab Internet Governance Forum (Arab IGF) is one of the latest additions to the regional IGFs that were launched after the success of the global IGF.

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IGF Bali: Day 4
By Editor on 25 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Today, on the last of a hectic few days in Bali at the IGF, the Emerging Issues session was devoted to an elephant in the room: surveillance. First broached at the High Level meeting on Day 0, it was a topic of discussion many times during the course of the IGF.

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IGF Bali: Day 3
By Editor on 25 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Where did all the people go? The general impression today was that there were too few people in the rooms. With formal confirmation that over 1500 people collected badges, it seemed that only about half were really there … maybe the others were at the beach!

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IGF Bali: Day 2
By Editor on 23 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Life continues unabated in Bali with busy schedules all round and lots of interesting sessions to attend. Many of today’s IGF sessions focused on multistakeholder(ism). One item in focus was the selection process involved in choosing non-governmental stakeholders.

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It IS diplomacy, stupid!
By Jovan Kurbalija on 23 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance, Home

Today I was an e-squatter, a new type of conference participant. In big events, like the Internet Governance Forum, with more than 2000 participants and many parallel sessions, it’s possible to find a conference room with good wifi connection and do some work back home.

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IGF Bali: Day 1
By Editor on 22 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Day 1 of the 2013 IGF in Bali started early with an orientation session kicking off at 8am (yes, you read that right!).

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IG entering the ‘premier league’ of global governance
By Stephanie on 22 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

If you know Diplo’s director Jovan Kurbalija, you’ll know that he’s great at mapping out complex ideas in easy-to-understand illustrations. Jovan’s speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th Internet Governance Forum, earlier today, analysed evolving IG trends, which Jovan illustrated with the...

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IGF Bali: Day 0
By Editor on 21 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Hot and humid Balinese weather greeted the Diplo team as they touched down for the start of the 2013 Internet Governance Forum. The convention centre which will host the proceedings is in a somewhat isolated resort but perhaps that’s a good thing … fewer distractions.

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IGF 2013 - Building Bridges - a packed agenda
By Editor on 21 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Mutlistakeholderism is the secret sauce of the Internet Governance Forum. The collaborative, open, 'post-political' space tantalisingly glimpsed in the early Internet is seemingly under threat, as never before.

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Ten parallels between the telegraph and the Internet in international politics
By Jovan Kurbalija on 15 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy, Internet Governance

My previous blog outlined the main features of cable/telegraph politics.

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