Monthly Archives: October 2011

Deeper and wider: dialogue at the Internet Governance Forum

The challenge faced by the Internet Governance Forum is a big one: to convene open multi-stakeholder dialogue on extremely diverse Internet issues in order to help shape global Internet policy and practice. Sometimes it can feel like an event of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Dr Louise Bennett

My main take away impressions of the 6th IGF were: That the European view, as expressed by the Council of Europe via EuroDIG, that puts human rights and net neutrality, as absolutes, at the top of the agenda, without due … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Mark Carvell

The final official figures are not yet in but the level of stakeholder participation in the Nairobi IGF from the world over is expected to break all records:  over 2000 in person and a further 1000 connecting via remote hubs … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Dr Vicki Nash

Sitting watching Egyptian activist Wael Khalil debate with UK Minister Ed Vaizey at one of Nominet’s IGF workshops I suddenly realised how far we’ve come since the early WSIS meetings in 2003 when it seemed like an extraordinary idea that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by David Souter

The sixth IGF, and the sixth that I’ve attended.  How does it compare? I thought it followed the positive trend of the last four meetings.  Participants from different stakeholder groups are now very comfortable with one another and with the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Raf Fatani

Over 2,000 participants from more than 100 countries descended on Nairobi for the 2011 United Nations Internet Governance Forum, to engage in discussions and knowledge sharing. The increasing attendance at the IGF meetings demonstrates that the Forum continues to be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Nick Thorne

From the talking shop we created at WSIS in 2005, the Forum has developed into a really useful platform both for the practical exchange/dissemination of ideas and a sounding board for all parties in the overall governance debate.  We still … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Nigel Titley

My first impression of IGF, when I started going three years ago was one of shock and disbelief. Those of us who built the Internet and operate it on a daily basis have a tendency to see it in terms … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Emma Lowther, IWF

There are massive differences in the international ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ of the internet world. Many workshops which focussed on improving the situations for the ‘haves’ very often migrated to the realisation that many countries and regions of the world … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by David Miles, FOSI

IGF Nairobi was the third consecutive IGF we have attended and for FOSI it was our best yet! Given our mission, it’s heartening to find that child online safety remains a dominant part of the agenda.  With more than ten … Continue reading

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