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 EU on Internet governance: Strong on description – Weak on prescription
By Jovan Kurbalija on 20 Feb 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Last week,  the EC Communication on Internet Policy and Governance brought the long awaited EU approach to Internet governance, ahead of a decisive period in global digital...

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Turbulent times in Internet governance: it’s time to think about the current model
By Editor on 12 Feb 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

What shook the Internet governance (IG) realm more than the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) was the Snowden mass electronic surveillance revelation of mid-2013 and its spill-overs.

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Safer Internet Day
By petecranston on 11 Feb 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, E-tools, Internet Governance

Today is Safer Internet Day. Be honest – did you know? More importantly, do you feel confident you can can give sensible advice to your peers or to the young people at whom this programme is mainly directed?

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Online Reputation Management for Governments: in the national interest or out of the dictator’s playbook?
By Nicholas Dynon on 31 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Internet Governance

Online reputation management: the practice of monitoring the Internet reputation of a person, brand or business, with the goal of suppressing negative mentions entirely, or pushing them lower on search engine results pages to decrease their visibility (Varinder Taprial, Priya Kanwar,...

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Help us to build a new Internet governance building and classify IG issues
By Jovan Kurbalija on 30 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

My problems with classifications date back to the time when I learned that a whale is not a fish and a tomato is not a vegetable. On tomatoes I got a bad mark for not following the scientific classification, but preserved my credibility with my aunts and other great cooks in my life.

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Governance of Internet governance: towards a plateau of productivity
By Vladimir Radunovic on 28 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

‘CIGI and Chatham House launch Global Commission on Internet Governance’ was a news headline from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, adding to an avalanche of initiatives, panels, and events on the future of Internet governance (IG).

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Webinar digest: (Un)knowns in digital politics in 2014
By Stephanie on 22 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance, Webinars

Internet governance (IG) developments in 2013 confirmed vividly the old saying that it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. Who could have predicted the Snowden revelations that have substantially affected global digital politics?

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Center to Periphery (Part II): territorial sovereignty in Chinese cyberspace
By Nicholas Dynon on 31 Dec 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

In late November, Reuters reported Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google Inc, as forecasting that the rise of social media in China will lead to liberalization.

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Can technology help preserve elements of culture in the Digital Age?
By Editor on 19 Dec 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

A common argument raised against the adoption of digital technology in non-Western cultures is that its proliferation contributes to erosion of local cultural values and practices.

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[Guest blog] The Internet of Things: keeping pace with technology
By Editor on 16 Dec 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

What differentiates the Internet of Things (IoT) from today’s Internet-in-general is the belief that one day everything can be online and accessible. The IoT lives connected to the Internet, as we know it today; it is not a separate Internet.