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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Small island developing states and Internet governance
By Editor on 24 Jun 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance, Webinars

This year marks the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), proclaimed by the UN to celebrate the contributions that SIDS have made to the world.

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The winds of net-war: China warns of US arms race in cyberspace
By Nicholas Dynon on 24 Jun 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

In recent weeks the Chinese government has delivered strong messages about internet sovereignty to both international and domestic audiences.

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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies: technical, monetary, policy, and development contexts [webinar digest]
By Editor on 20 Jun 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-tools, Internet Governance, Webinars

Cryptocurrencies are set to take the online world by storm, as their popularity and use, and understanding of their advantages and limitations increases.

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Online trust: between competences and intentions
By Jovan Kurbalija on 19 Jun 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Trust (or the lack thereof) is a frequent theme in public debates. It is often seen as a monolithic concept. However, we trust different people for  different reasons, and in different ways. Sometimes we trust that people can do something (competences).

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Geneva Briefing on Internet Governance (May 2014): Webinar digest
By Editor on 2 Jun 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance, Webinars

At the April Geneva webinar-briefing on Internet Governance we focused on the final preparations for the #NETmundial and reflected on other key developments of the month; we then looked into the main events scheduled for May.

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What is the European Court of Justice telling us in the Google case?
By Editor on 19 May 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Is it about the right to be forgotten (at all)? In an era where everything we do online leaves a footprint, where the delete button doesn’t wipe out our actions, the recent judgement by the European Court of Justice (CoJ) draws attention to our ‘right to be forgotten’....

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Will tweeting kill Schrödinger’s Cat and other questions
By Ginger Paque on 16 May 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Internet Governance

Will tweeting kill Schrödinger’s Cat[1] ?

Does tweeting a meeting or a conference change the meeting?

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The power and limitations of visual metaphors
By Vladimir Veljasevic on 12 May 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance, Home

I usually communicate by drawing. This time, I will write a text. There is a saying that one picture conveys a thousand words. Sometimes I wonder if the opposite applies to me. I am part of Diplo’s Creative Lab, and Professor of Drawing and Printmaking at the Faculty of Arts in Belgrade.

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NETmundial 2014 - a roundup of reflections
By Editor on 2 May 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

'NETMundial mattered, even if there was little apparent progress on substantive issues', seems to be the consensus from the commentaries and reflections that have emerged this week.

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Why NETmundial mattered and what was achieved
By petecranston on 25 Apr 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

"After two days of intensive negotiations with more than 1300 comments and proposals, the NETmundial summit in São Paulo concluded Thursday evening with the expected Multistakeholder Statement.