The Internet stands at a crossroads. Built from the bottom up, powered by the people, it has become a powerful economic engine and a positive social force.
This is a selection of the tweets circulated during the Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, from November 6-9 2012.
What I most value about the IGF is that thanks to its multi-stakeholder principle, it widens my perspective on pressing internet governance issues. However, all three sessions I attended on day two in room number four, while talking about human rights, failed to include women’s rights perspective.
“Autocracy 2.0 hides behind formal online freedom to identify and monitor critical voices which are then silenced in the offline world.”
“Discussions about the internet
"Human rights must be encoded into the fabric of our dialogues": Valentina Pellizzer in the closing ceremony of the 2012 IGF
This is the transcription of Valentina Pellizzer’s* speech in the 2012 IGF closing ceremony.
Think-tanks, technologist, policy advocators, government stakeholders, civil society groups, human rights evangelist and individuals across all sectors of internet arena joined, collaborated and participated together to discuss, debate and express their views collaboratively at the international forum, 7th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held last week at Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November, 2012.
EVENT: Exploring Emerging Policies and Open Research Questions
taking place January 17-18,2013 at the Palais Harrach, Freyung 3, 1010 Vienna, Austria with high-level keynote speakers from the science and policy fields:
Ray Pinto, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa
Inge Røpke, Aalborg University
Grégoire Wallenborn, Free University of Brussels
The event brings together high-l
The Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA) President’s Awards exclusive business breakfast was held at the Montecasino Ballroom in Johannesburg on Thursday November 8, 2012 bright and early at 7:00AM!
Punishment Island, a documentary on disowned women and forgotten lands, has started a crowdfunding campaign on Ulule. The mission is reach the target of 10.000 Euros within the end of the year.
Nighat Dad from Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan speaks to Arzu Geybullayeva, a regional analyst and a blogger from Azerbaijan. Arzu’s areas of interest are regional politics, conflict resolution, and new social media.