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Blog Entry Internet Democratisation: IANA Transition Leaves Much to be Desired
by Vidushi Marda published Oct 08, 2016 last modified Nov 03, 2016 07:52 AM — filed under: , ,
At best, the IANA transition is symbolic of Washington’s oversight over ICANN coming to an end. It is also symbolic of the empowerment of the global multistakeholder community. In reality, it fails to do either meaningfully.
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Blog Entry Jurisdiction: The Taboo Topic at ICANN
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 27, 2016 last modified Jun 29, 2016 07:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The "IANA Transition" that is currently underway is a sham since it doesn't address the most important question: that of jurisdiction. This article explores why the issue of jurisdiction is the most important question, and why it remains unaddressed.
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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 Response by the Centre for Internet and Society to the Draft Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 30, 2015 last modified Nov 29, 2015 06:35 AM — filed under: , ,
This proposal was made to the Global Multistakeholder Community on August 9, 2015. The proposal was drafted by Pranesh Prakash and Jyoti Panday. The research assistance was provided by Padmini Baruah, Vidushi Marda, and inputs from Sunil Abraham.
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