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Fast track to internet domains in own alphabet

Vancouver, Canada

The Register reports that certain countries such as China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are on the fast track to net domains that use their own alphabets.

Mobile phones and Voter Education

Kenya

With general elections just around the corner in Kenya, anxiety is looming everywhere. Aspirants are looking for ways and means to woo voters to their sides.

Access workshop considered how to mitigate costs and resolve connectivity challenges

Montevideo, Uruguay

On Monday 12 November, participants in the “Access: the local challenge” workshop, addressed access issues and considered what can be done locally to mitigate costs and connectivity challenges.

IGF: (Not just) talking about multistakeholder partnerships

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Andrea Molinari is posting some great summaries of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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Source: APC">IGF sessions on her live journal, including the Tuesday panel on partnerships in practice. She specifically mentions panellist Anriette Esterhuysen, executive director of APC, and her discussion on the CATIA project.

Open standards session at IGF touches on key issues

Johannesburg, South Africa

An open informal meeting held by the steering committee of the Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards (DCOS) at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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Source: APC">IGF this week in Rio de Janeiro sparked a lively discussion on the impact of propietary standards on citizens around the world.

Internet exchange points should be encouraged for IPv6

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

Internet pioneer and TCP/IP co-developer Vint Cerf has made specific proposals to support the introduction of IPv6 at the second Internet Governance Forum (Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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Source: APC">IGF) in Rio de Janeiro. "Governments could consider subsidising the cost of exchange points which encourage connectivity via IPv6 addresses." Read the complete article.

Perspectives from Mexico, India in IGF Best Practice Forum on CyberCrime Convention

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa

During the Best Practice Forum on the Cybercrime Convention, Jean Charles de Cordes of the Council of Europe discussed the structure and content of the convention, as well as issues such as standards setting and monitoring compliance, while Cristos Velasco, Mexican representative of the North American Consumer Project on Electronic Commerce (NACPEC), and Pavan Duggal from Cyberlaw India discussed the cybercrime legislation situation in their respective countries.

Access and connectivity for remote rural panel: Basic infrastructure needed

RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil

Here are Andrew Garton's observations on the "Access and connectivity for remote rural" panel, held on Tuesday 13 November in Rio de Janeiro, as part of this year's Internet Governance Forum (Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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Source: APC">IGF). Andrew is the director of APC.au, a digital media arts company based on the Internet Rights Source: APC ">Charter

of the Source: APC website">Association for Progressive Communications

(APC).

Kenya’s Potential to produce Agro-fuels

NAIROBI, Kenya

In Kenya especially the arid and semi-arid areas, scenes of idle land are common. These pieces of land are deemed unproductive.

IGF panel discussion sheds light on Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development

Johannesburg, South Africa

Eduardo Nuñez, Director of the Brazilian Institute of Statistics, Marthin Hilbert, Coordinator of the Information Society Programme of UN-ECLAC, and Mansour Farah, Team Leader of the Source: APC">ICT

Division of UN-ESCWA, all made presentations at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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Source: APC">IGF Panel Discussion on the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development. The presentations focused on describing the partnership and its current activities.

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