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This is my first IGF, I have snicked in the premises of Internet Governance during the WSIS at that time I have decided to retire and be a distant witness.
Attending the IGF for the first time came with no expectations, however it is difficult to ignore the usual disparity that I face everyday in Egypt, and in many other countries when I travel.
A big hangar, with an eternal noise that ask people to wear headphones and talk to each other in the same rooms trough microphones, an internet network that do not allow all participants to be simultaneous online, with an average on 1 person out of three full online and the other struggling with ...
“Let the Internet flourish freely to the benefit of those who live at its edges, which are all of us,” said Carlos Afonso in his speech during the opening ceremony of this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan on 6 November 2012.
Multistakeholder participation and enhanced cooperation seems to be one of the major issue in this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
What are the consequences of blocking access to hateful content? What role do individual internet users play in perpetuating discrimination online? Although online hate speech has been a growing concern for many years, recent cases have demonstrated the complexity of this issue, and its impact on...
Last year, the German non-profit organizations /e-politik.de/ e.V. and edeos- digital education produced a short animated video clip which gives an overview about Human Rights(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbul3hxYGNU). Since the video did find a huge audience in the World Wide Web, we decided ...
On Monday, October 22nd, the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) began the 14th session of its Working Group, reviewing the human rights situation in 14 countries, and reporting on the implementation of recommendations and pledges made in the fir