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

From the CENTR meeting, Brussels, 4 October 2012

The 48th General Assembly of CENTR, the European association of ccTLD registries, discussed last week in Brussels the DNS perspectives with regard to ICANN’s new gTLD programme, but also the new IANA contract, IG updates from policy fora like IGF and WCIT...
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By on 11 Oct, 2012 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

Interview with Mark McDowell, Counsellor, Public Diplomacy, Embassy of Canada, Bejing

By on 05 Sep, 2012 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

‘The enemy of my enemy is my friend.’ This is one way to read ETNO’s (European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association) most recent proposal to the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) to regulate the possibility of creating a multi-tiered Internet. Were not the telecom operators against more regulation, especially within a global framework such as the ITU? The stakes are higher now – mandating the ITU to allow exceptions to net neutrality may prevent national regulators imposing the opposite!

By on 20 Mar, 2012 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

Diplo's 2010 E-diplomacy Initiative consisted of awareness building/launch events in the main diplomatic centres and an International Conference on E-diplomacy (Malta, 3-4 June 2010). The initiative created  momentum for courses, research and community discussion on e-diplomacy. Many of the issues discussed during the events and conference (social media, security, openness vs discretion in diplomacy) became quite topical during the public discussion on Wikileaks and diplomacy.

Here is the list of events in chronological sequence:

By on 16 Mar, 2012 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Part II: What is the way to Internet regulation?


"In managing, promoting and protecting the Internet presence in our lives, we need to be no less creative than those who invented it." Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, 2004


So if we don’t shoot the messengers, then what?

What is the key to the Internet regulation? Innovation!

By on 13 Mar, 2012 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Part I : What is wrong with governments forcing liability on Internet intermediaries?


Does the good old ‘don’t shoot the messenger’ still apply in a digital world? Even if, in today’s economy, the messenger earns quite a lot of money from his work, does it mean he should now be liable for the content of the messages he delivers? Or should states instead think of promoting legal content by changing some old regulatory models and outdated ways of doing business?


Meet the messengers

By on 18 Nov, 2011 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

This infographic by Wired shows a hypothetical full-scale denial of service attack. How long would it take to bring the wired world to its knees? Read more here.

By on 11 Jun, 2011 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

‘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?

By on 03 Apr, 2011 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Twitter followers these days could notice an intensive buzz about the recent Comodo case – a serious security breach within the system of trusted authorities for web certificates. The news is, however, not in ‘what’ or ‘how’, but rather in ‘who’ and ‘why’. The suspects: the governmental structures of Iran. The possible motive: eavesdropping on its citizens on global communication channels.


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