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Blog Entry Multi-stakeholder Models of Internet Governance within States: Why, Who & How?
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 16, 2014 — filed under: , , , ,
Internet governance, for long a global exercise, has found new awareness within national frameworks in recent times. Especially relevant for developing countries, effective national IG mechanisms are important to raise awareness and ensure multi-stakeholder participation at technical, infrastructural and public policy levels.
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Blog Entry Navigating the 'Reconsideration' Quagmire (A Personal Journey of Acute Confusion)
by Padmini Baruah and Geetha Hariharan published Nov 30, 2016 — filed under: ,
An ​earlier analysis of ICANN’s Documentary Information Disclosure Policy already brought to light our concerns about the lack of transparency in ICANN’s internal mechanisms. Carrying my research forward, I sought to arrive at an understanding of the mechanisms used to appeal a denial of DIDP requests. In this post, I aim to provide a brief account of my experiences with the Reconsideration Request process that ICANN provides for as a tool for appeal.
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Blog Entry Net Freedom Campaign Loses its Way
by Sunil Abraham published May 10, 2014 last modified May 27, 2014 11:07 AM — filed under: , ,
A recent global meet was a victory for governments and the private sector over civil society interests.
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Blog Entry NETmundial and Suggestions for IANA Administration
by Smarika Kumar published Apr 22, 2014 last modified Apr 23, 2014 04:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
Following NTIA's announcement to give up control over critical Internet functions, the discussion on how that role should be filled has gathered steam across the Internet governance space.
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Blog Entry NETmundial Day 1
by Achal Prabhala published Apr 24, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's speech at the opening of NETmundial in São Paulo was refreshingly free of the UN-speak that characterised virtually every single other presentation this morning. The experience of sitting for five hours in a room where the word "multi-stakeholder" is repeated at the rate of five mentions per minute is not for the faint-hearted; it almost makes you wish for more of the straight-talking tough-love of people like Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.
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Blog Entry NETmundial Day 2
by Achal Prabhala published Apr 25, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
Fadi Chehade, the ICANN boss, closed NETmundial 2014 with these words "In Africa we say if you want to go first, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together." He should have added: And if you want to go nowhere, go multi-stakeholder.
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Blog Entry NETmundial Roadmap: Defining the Roles of Stakeholders in Multistakeholderism
by Jyoti Panday published Apr 23, 2014 last modified Apr 28, 2014 12:51 PM — filed under: , , ,
NETmundial, one of the most anticipated events in the Internet governance calendar, will see the global community convening at Sao Paolo, with an aim to establish 'strategic guidelines related to the use and development of the Internet in the world.' This post analyses the submissions at NETmundial that focused on Roadmap, towards an understanding of stakeholder roles in relation to specific governance functions and highlighting the political, technical and architectural possibilities that lie ahead.
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Blog Entry NETmundial: Tracking *Multistakeholder* across Contributions
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Apr 24, 2014 last modified Apr 25, 2014 09:53 AM — filed under: , , ,
This set of analysis of the contributions submitted to NETmundial 2014 is part of the effort by the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India, to enable productive discussions of the critical internet governance issues at the meeting and elsewhere.
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Blog Entry NTIA to give up control of the Internet's root
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 18, 2014 last modified Mar 18, 2014 06:21 PM — filed under: ,
On Friday evening the U.S. government's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it was setting into motion a transition to give up a few powers that it holds over some core Internet functions, and that this would happen by September 2015. Pranesh Prakash provides a brief response to that announcement.
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Blog Entry Peering behind the veil of ICANN's DIDP (II)
by Padmini Baruah published Oct 15, 2015 — filed under: ,
In a previous blog post, I had introduced the concept of ICANN’s Documentary Information Disclosure Policy (“DIDP”) and their extremely vast grounds for non-disclosure. In this short post, I have made an analysis of every DIDP request that ICANN has ever responded to, to point out the flaws in their policy that need to be urgently remedied.
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