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ICANN 57
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 08, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
ICANN 57 is being hosted by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India from November 3 to 9, 2016 in Hyderabad at Hyderabad International Convention Centre. Vidushi Marda participated in the event as a speaker.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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 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 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: 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 Do we need a Unified Post Transition IANA?
by Pranesh Prakash, Padmini Baruah and Jyoti Panday published Oct 23, 2015 last modified Oct 27, 2015 12:46 AM — filed under: , ,
As we stand at the threshold of the IANA Transition, we at CIS find that there has been little discussion on the question of how the transition will manifest. The question we wanted to raise was whether there is any merit in dividing the three IANA functions – names, numbers and protocols – given that there is no real technical stability to be gained from a unified Post Transition IANA. The analysis of this idea has been detailed below.
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Blog Entry CIS Statement at ICANN 49's Public Forum
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 27, 2014 last modified Jun 04, 2014 05:31 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This was a statement made by Pranesh Prakash at the ICANN 49 meeting (on March 27, 2014), arguing that ICANN's bias towards the North America and Western Europe result in a lack of legitimacy, and hoping that the IANA transition process provides an opportunity to address this.
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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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog