Internet governance

Complete GenderIT chronicles from the WSIS PrepCom 3
Complete GenderIT chronicles from the WSIS PrepCom 3 28 September 2005 APCNews

—- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- Geneva Chronicle: Gender Peripheries of WSIS PrepCom 3 —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- The second phase of the ...

ICANN meeting takes place in the shadow of US tough talk
ICANN meeting takes place in the shadow of US tough talk 19 August 2005 RITS Brazil

Just after the United States made clear it intentions to retain control over the internet’s root-servers, an ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) meeting took place in Luxembourg. Brazil-based RITS director of planning and strategy Carlos Afonso participated in the four-monthly meeting of the organisation, which took place in Luxembourg, from July 11 to 15. [ICANN (pronounced “I can”) is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. It is...

South African civil society reflect on coming November's sumit
South African civil society reflect on coming November's sumit 03 July 2005

When the world meets up at Tunisia, in coming November, during the World Summit on the Information Society, this meet signals global recognition that information and communication technologies can play a major role in social and economic development and contribute significantly towards poverty alleviation. South Africa’s civil society takes a look at the focus and objectives of the WSIS....

In the Philippines, civil society joins a new information society round
In the Philippines, civil society joins a new information society round 19 June 2005 Nina Somera

The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) led Manila-based civil society organizations (CSOs) in a consultative workshop on the Philippine Summit on the Information Society (PSIS) on June 9, 2005 at the National Computer Center (NCC) in Quezon City. The newly-established Commission on the Information and Communication Technology (CICT) organized the Manila workshop and two others in Cebu Cit...

Slovak public WiFi networks seen to be in danger
Slovak public WiFi networks seen to be in danger 05 May 2005 APCNews Editor

The Slovak Telecommunications Office has published a draft of its new general licence for operating radio devices´in the public 2.4 GHz frequency band. But if the wordings of this new policy remain unchanged, it could “effectivelly put ban on thousands of devices around the country”, warns the Bratislava-based CHANGENET.SK network. This alert came in from Norbert Brazda . Writing...

The internet governance debate is one where civil society advocates can make a real difference
The internet governance debate is one where civil society advocates can make a real difference 01 April 2005 Karen Banks

The Geneva Phase of the WSIS produced a political declaration and action plan which was adopted by all governments and intended to guide the Tunis ‘implementation’ phase of the WSIS. However, governments were unable to reach consensus on two issues – both controversial, both complex and highly political, both finding governments from developed and developing countries positione...

Markus Kummer, coordinator of the internet governance working group – Diplomacy at the cutting edge
Markus Kummer, coordinator of the internet governance working group – Diplomacy at the cutting edge 01 April 2005 Maud Hand

We’re multi-stake holder in that we have representatives who work for government, members who represent civil society, members from the private sector as well as academics who’d work more closely with civil society. We’ve also got regional registraries and members of the board of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN). So it’s a mixed group but the essential ...

WSIS update: Internet Governance Caucus statement
WSIS update: Internet Governance Caucus statement 22 February 2005 APCNews

Statement on behalf of the Internet Governance Caucus: 1. The Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus would like to express its support for the Working Group on Internet Governance’s multi stakeholder approach. We believe that legitimate and successful Internet Governance can only be achieved if all concerned or affected groups have an opportunity to influence the outcome of governance ...

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