As Ireland's national day - St Patrick's Day - draws near, and people around the world get ready for the 'wearin' of the green', the papers will soon be full of retrospective pieces on Ireland's recent descent from economic grace. I've been Irish for as long as I've been alive. I may not have lived there full-time for many years, and yet I still consider it my home. I thought I knew quite a lot about my country and its interrelations with the rest of the world. But I was wrong. So very, very wrong.
Online Freedom of Expression is one of the most controversial issues right now. Several world events – such as the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement – have shown that many grey areas surround this freedom. How should objectionable content be tackled, and who determines the balance?
Jovan Kurbalija’s An Introduction to Internet governance in Serbian (BCS) – Uvod u upravljanje internetom – was yesterday launched during the 19th Serbian Telecommunications Forum (Telfor), in Belgrade.
The event was attended by Serbian high-level officials, and around 150 representatives of engineering communities, telecom and ICT companies and providers, state institutions and the Press.
‘Hurrah! The Netherlands has become the first European country to enshrine Net Neutrality in law.’
Many would share John Naughton’s joyous feeling expressed in his blog on 10 June. Many - but not everyone. In fact, a good number of those following the Net Neutrality debate would be cautious, if not adverse. Where do you stand?
The sixth global Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi in September 2011 will be witnessing the first joint action of many African initiatives on Internet governance. Actors from all the sub-regions of the continent will be deciding on concrete steps and objectives of the newly announced Africa Internet Governance Forum.