Stories about Internet governance from October, 2011
Global Voices at the Silicon Valley Human Rights Summit
This week, San Francisco will play host to the Silicon Valley Human Rights Summit or RightsCon, a conference at which several members and friends of the Global Voices community will be speaking. The conference, hosted by digital human rights group Access, brings together companies from Silicon Valley and beyond alongside...
Making the Internet work for Human Rights: The Internet Rights and Principles Coalition
Dixie Hatwin, co-chair of the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles (IRP) of the Internet Governance Forum, introduces the IRP's work and its plans for the future. This post is part of a new initiative by Global Voices Advocacy to inform our community and the broader public about the issues, debates, organizations, and coalitions surrounding the policy and governance processes that will determine the Internet's future.
Internet Governance Commentary: Civil Society at a Crossroads
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...
What it is and why it matters: Developing Internet Policy at the IGF 2011 in Nairobi
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.
Netizen Report: Big Brother Edition
This edition of our new series on the power dynamics between governments, companies, and citizens covers a range of developments: the Internet Governance Forum; the 3rd Arab Bloggers Conference; the latest news in surveillance and censorship; the latest news from some of the world's biggest Internet companies that impact our lives; a list of interesting publications; and some events you may be interested in attending, either in person or remotely.