Where did all the people go? The general impression today was that there were too few people in the rooms. With formal confirmation that over 1500 people collected badges, it seemed that only about half were really there … maybe the others wer...
 25 Oct 2013

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Simulation exercise: Negotiating the Rio Declaration on Internet Governance 8:00 - 9.30 am, Main Hall | Remote participation link here The highlight of the Orientation Session during Day 3 is a simulation exercise built around Diplo’s methodolo...
 24 Oct 2013

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Life continues unabated in Bali with busy schedules all round and lots of interesting sessions to attend. Many of today’s IGF sessions focused on multistakeholder(ism). One item in focus was the selection process involved in choosing non-govern...
 23 Oct 2013

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Day 1 of the 2013 IGF in Bali started early with an orientation session kicking off at 8am (yes, you read that right!). Despite the less-than-suitable seating arrangement which didn’t do much for interaction, the plenary opening session was wel...
 23 Oct 2013

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If you know Diplo’s director Jovan Kurbalija, you’ll know that he’s great at mapping out complex ideas in easy-to-understand illustrations.Jovan’s speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th Internet Governance Forum, earlier today, analysed evol...
 22 Oct 2013

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Hot and humid Balinese weather greeted the Diplo team as they touched down for the start of the 2013 Internet Governance Forum. The convention centre which will host the proceedings is in a somewhat isolated resort but perhaps that’s a good thi...
 21 Oct 2013

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Mutlistakeholderism is the secret sauce of the Internet Governance Forum. The collaborative, open, 'post-political' space tantalisingly glimpsed in the early Internet is seemingly under threat, as never before. It's still to early to pred...
 21 Oct 2013

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DiploFoundation is once again participating at the annual Internet Governance Forum. Diplo’s programme of activities includes: (All times are +8 UTC/GMT, that is, Bali time) 1. Workshops and sessions A number of workshops are being organised...
 21 Oct 2013

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The August Internet governance webinar will focus on the preparations leading up to the Arab IGF. It will be hosted by Hanane Boujemi, member of the UN’s advisory group of the Arab IGF, and executive coordinator of Hivos’ MENA region p...
 29 Aug 2013

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E-participation is a buzzword right now, on everybody's mind and agenda, it seems. Those who know me will not be surprised to read the following statement: Remote participation embodies the best of e-participation, and when remote participation is no...
 5 Jun 2013

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January is synonymous with resolutions and forecasts. The start of the year is a time when we’re most inclined to look back, learn from the past, and carry what’s worthwhile, relevant and useful with us into the new year. Forecasts help u...
 1 Feb 2013

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I’m reflecting on the annual IGF meeting which took place two weeks ago, thinking about all the discussions that took place during workshops, the conversations that followed, and the new initiatives that will break ground as a result. Every ye...
 22 Nov 2012

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The wide range of issues covered by the field of Internet governance (IG) can sometimes be a problem to cope with. From a multistakeholder approach, across human rights and privacy issues, to the technical improvements needed and maintenance of the t...
 14 Nov 2012

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The 5th edition of An Introduction to Internet Governance, by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, has just been published, in cooperation with the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. The new edition was released during the 7th Internet Governance Forum, which took place...
 9 Nov 2012

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Like many others who will be attending the 7th IGF, we are in the midst of preparations to attend the Baku meeting and to take part in the discussions, workshops and other events that will take place during the IGF week. Diplo will be co-organis...
 1 Nov 2012

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DiploFoundation will once again be organising several activities during the 7th Internet Governance Forum. These include: 1. Workshops A number of workshops are being organised. The community is warmly invited to attend, either physically or re...
 5 Nov 2012

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DiploFoundation is pleased to announce the recipients of two fellowships to attend the 7th Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan on 6-9 November, 2012. The fellows are being sponsored by the Central European Initiative (CEI) Cooperation Activ...
 30 Oct 2012

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Even after nine years of Internet Governance Forums (IGFs), Internet governance is still in its infancy. Experience from other international regimes (e.g. environment, air transport, arms control) has shown that such regimes have to develop a common ...

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