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 do not even have access to the internet. … [Read more...] about Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Emma Lowther, IWF
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 workshops ranging from digital citizenship through to privacy and the perception … [Read more...] about Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by David Miles, FOSI
I think of the IGF increasingly as being like going back to University for a week. I love it. Sometimes I’m giving a lecture, at others I’m listening and learning. But I’m afraid I rarely come away feeling that I have truly connected with all the key parts of the multi-stakeholder community. A … [Read more...] about Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by John Carr
Nominet is sponsoring the apComms Parliament & Internet conference on 13th October and will be running a workshop session on behalf of the UK IGF. This workshop is intended to share messages from the recent Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Nairobi and look ahead to the 2012 IGF in … [Read more...] about The Internet Governance Forum – lessons from Nairobi, plans for Baku.
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
Working for Symantec, the world leader in information security, when invited to write about the main security threat facing the UK part of the internet you might expect me to cite the latest technical sounding hacker or Trojan attack currently causing havoc on the cyber superhighway. Don’t get me … [Read more...] about UK Internet Security Issues
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is currently in the process of reviewing the desirability of the continuation of the Forum as per paragraph 76 of the Tunis Agenda. As part of this consultation Nominet has submitted comments to the review process and these can be summarised as: The IGF … [Read more...] about IGF Review Process
The IGF have launched a formal consultation with Forum participants in accordance with Paragraph 76 of the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society. The questionnaire is available on the IGF website at: … [Read more...] about IGF formal consultation launched