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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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.

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International inviolability for the root zone?
By Jovan Kurbalija on 9 Dec 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Management of the root zone has been one of the most controversial issues in the Internet governance debate.

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Center to Periphery: differentiating spheres of control in China’s cyberspace
By Nicholas Dynon on 2 Dec 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

International news features regular reports of tensions on China’s borders. Relations along its maritime frontier, for example, are dominated by acrimony over the disputed Spratly and Diaoyutai/Senkaku Islands.

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Public policy and the Internet - case studies of Enhanced Cooperation -
By Editor on 19 Nov 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Public policy and the Internet - a timely study has recently been published on enhancing multistakeholder participation, where governments work with other stakeholders to find effective policy solutions to complex, and often trans-border, problems.

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Webinar digest: Global Internet politics after IGF 2013
By Stephanie on 4 Nov 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

The 8th IGF in Bali, Indonesia, took place at a delicate time when surveillance and privacy issues were dominating most IG meeting agendas.

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Policing with social media?
By Mary on 28 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-tools, Internet Governance

Last Monday, in Philadelphia, about 13 000 representatives of law enforcement agencies from around the world met at the 120th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Law Enforcement Education and Technology Exhibition.

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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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