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By on 12 Oct, 2012 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

You are involved in human rights online, but wickitee (WCIT) sounds like something used to play cricket, ETNO sounds like the name of a robot, and Baku like an exotic vacation spot. Or you know what SOPA/PIPA refers to (right: alphabet soup in Spanish), but FoE caught you off guard. Maybe you work on child safety issues every day, but need to understand the legal implications and complexities of jurisdiction in the borderless online world.

By on 11 Oct, 2012 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Who were the biggest winners at the recent Latin America and Caribbean IGF preparatory meeting? Well, all Internet users, especially from LAC, I suppose. But from my point of view, remote participants (or local participants, depending upon how you define local and remote) and advocates of improved inclusion in regional and global policy processes were significant winners.

By on 25 May, 2012 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Have you ever doubted the importance of Internet governance? Probably not, because you realize that how the Internet is managed affects us today, and will shape our future. But Internet governance is taking a place on the diplomatic stage as well, as governments acknowledge its importance. An article in Rice University's Futurity, by David Ruth-Rice says: 

By on 26 Apr, 2012 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The United Nations has issued a press release anouncing the renewal of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). All of us at DiploFoundation join the IG community in congratulating  the new MAG, the UN, and the IGF Secretariat. We offer our sincere appreciation to all outgoing MAG members, including Diplo associates Katitza Rodriguez and Fouad Bajwa

By on 23 Apr, 2012 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

ISOC (the Internet Society) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Geneva at the Global INET Conference. Yesterday, discussions centered on Imagining the Future Internet: Collaborative Leadership Exchange highlighting user ideas, while today's discussions include 'The Rule of Law and the Internet: Is the online world different from the offline world?'

By on 12 Apr, 2012 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

No matter what you may have heard or read, the 2012 Internet Governance Forum will not be held in Baku, Azerbaijan in November this year.

By on 10 Apr, 2012 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Diplo's alumni and emerging leaders are often in the news.  

By on 29 Mar, 2012 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

I unpacked my souvenirs from Abuja, and realised my best memories were not of Nigeria and Africa, but of Nigerians and Africans. I had just arrived, exhausted and jet-lagged from the IDLELO 5's Free and Open Source Foundation For Africa Conference and my mind was still racing.

By on 08 Mar, 2012 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) selection: Lessons being learned

How to foster inclusive and effective diplomacy is a question that we, at Diplo, try to answer in our training and research. The global push for more inclusive and transparent governance is clear. The wide engagement with the ACTA issue is a recent example.  More inclusive governance is not only ethically preferable, it is also practical. If you expect people to follow the rules adopted, you have to consult them, and be certain the rules are reasonable.

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