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 History of Wireless Communications in Canada’s Arctic - Part One
By Darlene Thompson on 20 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

We all think the Internet has connected everybody and that there is no longer such a thing as remote--well, I have realized that we are so remote, people don't even think of us as connected!  Have you ever taken an international flight that took you over the “top of the world”?  All of those...

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Placing the citizens’ needs at the centre
By Stephanie on 18 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Internet Governance

Is your country part of the multilateral initiative that promotes the principles of open government? Is your country among the 60 governments that are part of this initiative, called the Open Government Partnership (OGP)?

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eDiplomacy in a Balkanised Internet
By petecranston on 31 Jul 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Internet Governance

“The net is finished as a global network” ...

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Webinar digest: Surveillance programs and their effects on Internet users worldwide
By Stephanie on 2 Jul 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance, Webinars

The recent reports confirming the existence of surveillance programs run by the US National Security Agency (NSA) have shaken the international online community.

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GUEST BLOG: The Snowden Affair (Part 2): State capitalism through the Chinese dreamscape
By Editor on 30 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

In my previous blog, I highlighted the ironies – or as one Chinese general put it, the ‘hypocritical behavior’ – that the Chinese press has...

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GUEST BLOG: The Snowden Affair (Part 1): ‘Differences’ on the issue of cybersecurity reading more like similarities
By Editor on 30 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

The timing of Edward Snowden’s whistle blowing in relation to the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) cyber surveillance activities couldn’t have been more ironic or – for the USA – inconvenient.  Coming on the eve of scheduled summit talks between Barak Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi...

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Navigating the global Internet policy labyrinth
By Editor on 13 May 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Today, the European Union announced its plans to develop a Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO), an online platform designed to increase global participation in debates and decisions on Internet policies.

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The threat of cyber-attacks
By Stephanie on 6 May 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

A few days ago, Spanish authorities arrested a 35-year-old Dutchman, a few kilometres north of Barcelona. He is suspected of mounting what is being considered the biggest attack on the Internet in history.

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Online-offline-inside-outside learn where you can!
By Ginger on 16 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Someone asked me whether we need a classroom (either physical or virtual) to learn. I had a very unprofessional reaction -- all I could think was: what a silly question! This is not even a matter of artificial or real dilemma -- the concept of restricting learning is absurd.

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ICANN’s new engagement strategy in the developing world
By Stephanie on 3 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

In the midst of updates and controversy surrounding the new gTLD Program, ICANN is working on a new engagement strategy that can foster closer regional involvement, better engagement with stakeholders – especially in developing countries – and a strengthened presence in different regions.

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