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Security Is Cyber, Development Is Digital

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

E-, virtual, online, and net are gradually disappearing: This is the conclusion reached by the prefix monitoring of ongoing UN-based negotiations on global digital policy (negotiations on the 10-year review of WSIS, the World Summit on the Information Society).

10 Great Ways the Internet Is Empowering Women Around the World

Kathy Brown | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Kathy Brown

This year, International Women's Day will focus on the empowerment of women, highlighting the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which was signed 20 years ago by 189 governments to establish an agenda for realizing women's rights.

WARNING: The Internet Might End in December

Peter Schwartz | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Peter Schwartz

The challenger countries will once again try, as they did last December in Dubai, to wrest control from the coalition of stakeholders that has been governing the Internet under a contract with the U.S. government. If they succeed it will be the end of the world as we know it. There will be no Internet. There will be many nets: ChinaNet, Euronet, maybe Deutsche Net and France net and Brazil Net and Russia Net. It will resemble the world before the Internet with many private networks and a constant challenge of interconnection.

No, Russia Isn't About To Take Over Your Internet: Protecting Internet Freedom From Both Simplistic Defenders, Internet Restricting Countries

Edward J. Black | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Let there be no mistake: the future and openness of the Internet is of paramount importance. Unfortunately, recent headlines could easily lead someon...

Russia Goes for Gold in Internet Regulation

Freedom House | Posted 05.02.2014 | Technology
Freedom House

by Gigi Alford Freedom House, Internet Freedom Senior Program Officer Don't look now, Silicon Valley, but Russian President Vladimir Putin has set h...

The Asymmetrics, the WEF, ICANN, Brazil, and the 'Little Red Book' of Multistakeholderism

Jean-Christophe Nothias | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology
Jean-Christophe Nothias

There is a lot of evidence to support the idea that Brazil has recently changed its request for a major change in Internet power structure and governance. One of them is the upcoming Brazilian Internet conference, now organized in association with ICANN.

ICT for Good -- Unleashing Next Gen Innovations

Zeenat Rahman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Technology
Zeenat Rahman

Our U.S. delegates embody the spirit of their millennial generation. They use the Internet and technology as a powerful means to connect, communicate, innovate and take action on things that matter to them - on a scale that transcends their locality, making them global actors.

Not All UN Bodies Are Trying to 'Take Over' the Internet: Multistakeholder Governance Shines at UNESCO

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.08.2013 | Technology
Leslie Harris

There are other UN institutions deeply engaged in the Internet governance debate -- UNESCO chief among them -- that stand firmly for preserving Internet freedom and the multi-stakeholder governance model.

The Masters of the Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 02.12.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

What's really emerging from Dubai is the growing discomfort governments and corporations have with the popular Internet freedom movement. It's a movement of people who seek to determine their own digital destiny.

Cutting Our Own Net

Sharan Burrow | Posted 02.03.2013 | Technology
Sharan Burrow

We need a multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance, not vested interests in making citizens pay for formerly free services or restrictions to their capacity to share information.

The Open Internet Is Threatened by UN's Closed-door Meeting in Dubai

Don Tapscott | Posted 02.03.2013 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Letting an obscure "one vote per country" UN technical agency decide who does what next in the Internet's development is the antithesis of what the Internet has achieved.

Who Should Control the Internet? The People Who Use It

Ross LaJeunesse | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology
Ross LaJeunesse

Perhaps the only people who want to fix what isn't broken with the free and open Internet are those who fear that a free and open Internet might break them.

U.S. Crackdown on Internet Censorship Comes at Critical Time

Edward J. Black | Posted 01.16.2013 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Internet freedom can nurture economic development as well as the development of democracy by encouraging political awareness. A vibrant, un-shackled Internet provides economic and political empowerment and opportunities.

Celebrating Facebook's 1 Billion Users and Our Commitment to Internet Freedom

Edward J. Black | Posted 12.05.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

The US needs to be the model for online freedom not just for countries that want to restrict it, per se, but also seek to and impose new restrictions for many seemingly noble reasons to combat social ills.

Keep Partisan Politics Out of Internet Policy

Leslie Harris | Posted 10.13.2012 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Why would anyone who truly cares about the open Internet pick the warm afterglow of the anti-SOPA campaign to launch a highly inflammatory attack on longstanding allies.

Internet Governance, or Just Governing the Internet?

Leslie Harris | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Getting policy right for the Internet requires input from a range of stakeholders, including Internet users themselves. It is time to put aside semantics about whether the words "Internet governance" are in the preparatory documents for the World Conference on International Telecommunications.

Tech Companies Discuss Governments' Push to Control Internet

Edward J. Black | Posted 08.13.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

While the Internet has faced various threats in its young life, countries that appreciate the economic and societal benefits are waking up to the very real threat of international governmental control.

Internet Governance at a Crossroads

Joe Waz | Posted 03.16.2012 | Technology
Joe Waz

Because the Internet eludes the grasp of government, often by working around it, censorship of Internet speech has proven difficult, as the global tumult in repressive government regimes bears witness.