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By on 12 Sep, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

For the following analysis, we selected 31 IG-specific words and phrases. We extracted their frequency distributions across 91 IGF sessions, and then computed the distances between them[i] in order to be able to represent them spatially. The initial spatial representation is high-dimensional and thus not of much use for the human visual system.

By on 12 Sep, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The four days of the 9th Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held in Istanbul, Turkey, 2‒5 September 2014, coincided with interesting developments in Diplo's methodological approach to Internet governance (IG). The IGF provided us with the opportunity to study the statistical properties of the emerging language of Internet Diplomacy as it unfolded before us in numerous workshops and sessions. Our experiments and exercises were conducted in the scope of the development of Diplo Text-Analytics Framework (DTAF).

By on 09 Sep, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The sixth edition of An Introduction to Internet Governance by Dr Jovan Kurbalija was launched at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul last week.

By on 07 Sep, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

It’s over. The 9th IGF has come to a close and by now, most of Diplo’s team are back home or en route. It’s been a very full week with lots of interesting sessions, engaging discussions, and fruitful meetings. Old friendships were renewed and new friendships forged.

By on 05 Sep, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

As the ninth meeting of the IGF continues to debate the issues around Internet governance in Istanbul this week, elsewhere in the city, the Internet Ungovernance Forum is also holding forth. This initiative is organised by Prof. Yaman Akdeniz from Bilgi Unversity, who, in his keynote speech opening the event yesterday, spoke of what is going on in Turkey related to the Internet, in particular with regard to control and human rights.  Prof.

By on 04 Sep, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The highlight of Day 2 of the IGF had to be the session on net neutrality. It is one of the hottest topics for this IGF. As expected, the session was controversial, even though it managed to clarify where people agree and disagree - the latter obviously providing points for further discussion. Specific topics in focus included:

By on 03 Sep, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance, Diplo Blog

The opening session of the 9th IGF in Istanbul featured 21 speakers from government, business, academia, and civil society.

The rhyming terms high optimism and low realism have floated to the top of a textual analysis of the opening statements, as has the rather counterintuitive experience (from an IGF perspective) that usage of the terms related to commonality was low on the first day.

By on 03 Sep, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Things have kicked off here in Istanbul at this, the 9th Internet Governance Forum. On Monday, on what’s known as the ‘Day 0’ the focus was on evaluating the NETmundial process with the output document taking centre stage. The meeting was well attended and saw a number of interesting discussions. The preliminary results of a survey of participants conducted by Diplo, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), and Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), showed positive feelings about the overall process.

By on 02 Sep, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Present throughout the meeting, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) team has attracted interest in and attention to the growing role of Digital Geneva, during the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul this week. Geneva is now clearly a lead city actor on the global digital map.

By on 28 Aug, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance, Webinars

To assist diplomats in grasping the complexity of this multidisciplinary and  multistakeholder political environment, and to bring them up to speed on what to follow, when to follow it, and how to follow it, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), operated by DiploFoundation, offers a monthly Geneva Briefing on Internet Governance, besides other activities. The briefing webinars take place online on the first Tuesday of every month at 13:00 hrs (CET).

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