Internet governance

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 run-up to the important second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (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 City (for the Visayas region) and Davao City (for the Mindanao region) as part of its commitment to con...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Internet governance: An opinion report on the UN working group leading the debate
Internet governance: An opinion report on the UN working group leading the debate 02 February 2005 Carlos Afonso

The Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG): the beginning An opinionative report on the first meeting of the Working Group on Internet Governance, November 23-25 2004, Geneva. Carlos A. Afonso Member of the WGIG, RITS Director of Planning, member of the Brazil Internet Steering Committee (CGIbr) December 2004 Note: This text contains information from reports drafted by various partici...

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