Tag Archives: WSIS

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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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 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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IGF – challenges ahead and the need to manage expectations

I travel a lot around the world talking to people about child protection on the internet, and there is no doubt that the UK is widely perceived as having developed a very advanced and very interesting approach to dealing with … Continue reading

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