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4 hours 40 sec ago

The 9th Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place in Istanbul, Turkey early September 2014 and one topic which attracts my attention among the other topics of significance being discussed is ‘A Safe Sustainable Secure Internet and the role of the Stakeholders’.  It sets me thinking about how the Internet can be such a magical tool while being at the same time a harsh weapon to spill...

16 hours 2 min ago

Connecting Africa one country at a time There is an old African proverb which holds that until the story of the hunt is told by the lion, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter. On a parity of reasoning the same logic and narrative can be applied where African countries need to author modalities that will invariably lead to the increase in broadband access and the promotion of...

16 hours 23 min ago

With just over 2.4 million New gTLDs registered, abuse trends are beginning to emerge.

Earlier this month we conducted a review of the top 100 most highly-trafficked Web property names across the top 5 most popular new gTLD registries. It is apparent that the abuse we had expected has occurred — just not where we had anticipated.

For example, .Wang leads the pack in...

17 hours 18 min ago

Colleagues, thank you for participating in the MAG nomination process on this IG community space, and especially, thank you to our nominees for…


21 hours 13 min ago

Malgré les efforts consentis par les différentes parties prenantes des objectifs du millénaire pour le développement quant à la réduction de l’extrême pauvreté, l’on constate qu’elle continue à sévir dans plusieurs pays à travers le monde dont la RDCONGO.

En effet, les gouvernements, les organisations nationales, régionales et Internationales travaillent d’arrache-pied, dans le cadre...

22 hours 5 min ago

After the botched burglary at the Watergate Apartments, every scam and scandal that hit the headlines became a 'gate' — Irangate, Contragate, you name it.

The Heartbleed bug is possibly the closest thing to Watergate that this generation of computer security had seen till the past few days — an exploit in a component that is "just there" — something you utterly...

22 hours 27 min ago

Hi everybody,

Chengetai, whose energy supports the IGF Secretariat, has asked us to replicate this request:

Call for Input

All stakeholders are invited to submit by 27 October 2014 written contributions taking stock of the Istanbul IGF meeting and looking forward to the IGF 2015 meeting, including suggestions on the format, schedule and...

23 hours 40 min ago

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms was launched during the 2014 IGF at Istanbul. In true African style, the Declaration has a long title, similar to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, on which it is based.

 

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1 day 39 min ago

One key actor in the Internet Governance (IG) process is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN’s primary role is to manage the Internet Infrastructure (i.e. domain names, internet protocol numbers, and root servers). Legally, ICANN is a private business incorporated in the US; therefore, its operations are subject only to US law.

On the surface, ICANN...

1 day 1 hour ago

Introduction

Network neutrality has been defined as treating all data packets on the Internet equally: no priority to be given to any data package based on origin, type, destination or any other criteria. Link to this definition - http://goo.gl/uL65Rr

African dilemma

The debate about network neutrality...