The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) will take place on 30-31 May 2011 in Belgrade, Serbia. The programme of the meeting is available here, and will discuss issues such as privacy and anonymity, freedom of speech, digital literacy and emerging internet services and bisiness … [Read more...] about Call for remote hub registration for EuroDig
The 2011 Nominet Internet Awards are looking for examples of great Internet projects. This year’s awards are in partnership with Nominet Trust, which supports UK Internet initiatives that contribute to a safe and accessible Internet, used to improve lives and communities. Entries are open until … [Read more...] about Enter the Nominet Internet Awards!
It is my observation that the governing consensus of the Internet is starkly different to the one in the ‘real world’. As the two are increasingly being forced together by the interweaving of the Internet into every day life, a new consensus must be built. There is, however, more common ground than … [Read more...] about A New Offline/Online Political Consensus
A tipping point in internet behaviour? Two recent official reports - Digital Britain; and Ofcom's Communications Sector Review - have suggested that Britain is at a tipping point in respect of the internet. To date, it is suggested, the internet has generally supplemented offline behaviour. Now, … [Read more...] about A tipping point in internet behaviour?
Internet Governance is seen by many as a ‘dry topic’, and certainly the concepts discussed are not always easily accessible to a young audience – imagine asking a room of teens their opinions on openness, access, security and diversity! Yet the need for the involvement of young people in the IGF … [Read more...] about Engaging young people in the IGF
The UN Internet Governance Forum will meet in November at Sharm El Sheikh. The IGF has matured into a useful tool. But it is under threat. Stakeholders should speak up! It’s IGF season again. Representatives of key stakeholders are meeting again in Geneva to prepare the ground for the forthcoming … [Read more...] about The future of the IGF
The internet has brought with it very many wonders and joys, but by common consent there have also been a number of unintended, unforeseen and unwanted consequences. Some of the debates taking place about the future of the internet are, in essence, questions about how we deal with these side … [Read more...] about As Sharm el Sheikh approaches
By the Internet Watch Foundation Reflecting our area of expertise and experience, this post focuses on child sexual abuse content which is as much an issue for the UK internet as for every country, every law enforcement body, every facet of the global internet community, and every citizen. There … [Read more...] about Eradicating child sexual abuse images: beyond rhetoric and borders