11 October 2011

Stories from 11 October 2011

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Internet Governance Commentary: Civil Society at a Crossroads

  11 October 2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: This post is part of a series of commentaries and guest contributions reflecting on the Internet Governance Forum and the future of global Internet governance. Governance of the Internet  – a globally interconnected space upon which growing numbers of citizens, governments and companies all over the planet now...

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What it is and why it matters: Developing Internet Policy at the IGF 2011 in Nairobi

  11 October 2011

There are many reasons why the Internet Governance Forum that took place last week in Nairobi was completely impossible: A lack of interest from established players who have become weary of the forum and the format, a long stream of stakeholders who couldn't afford to fly to Africa and ongoing United Nations orchestrated debates on the future of the IGF. Even so, thousands of people traveled to the United Nations office in Nairobi to discuss the future of internet policy.

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