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Call for information from Ambassador Janis Karklins

Ambassador Janis Karklins (the new interim MAG Chair who has taken over from Markus Kummer) has issued the following call for information: “The Internet Governance Forum was created by the World Summit on the Information Society as a multistakeholder discussion … Continue reading

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Report from the plenary session at UKIGF 2013 on “What do we want from the IGF?”

Panel: Dr Vicki Nash, Oxford Internet Institute (Moderator) Mark Carvell, DCMS Lesley Cowley OBE, Nominet Andrew Puddephatt, Global Partners & Associates Kate Russell, freelance journalist The moderator opened the session with a brief overview of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) … Continue reading

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Call for nominations for the IGF Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for 2014

Under-Secretary-General Mr. Wu Hongbo of UNDESA has issued a statement requesting nominations for the IGF Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for 2014. The hard deadline for the submission of names is 1 December 2013.    The statement and full details of how to nominate … Continue reading

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IGF Open Consultations and MAG meeting

The next IGF Open Consultations and MAG meeting will be held from 14-16 February 2012 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The IGF have issued a call for contributions.  Stakeholders are invited to submit comments and inputs in … 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 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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