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Blog Entry Brazil passes Marco Civil; the US-FCC Alters its Stance on Net Neutrality
by Geetha Hariharan published Apr 24, 2014 last modified Apr 24, 2014 10:05 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Hopes for the Internet rise and fall rapidly. Yesterday, on April 23, 2014, Marco Civil da Internet, the Brazilian Bill of Internet rights, was passed by the Brazilian Senate into law.
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Blog Entry CIS Comments: Enhancing ICANN Accountability
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 10, 2014 last modified Jun 10, 2014 01:03 PM — filed under: , , , ,
On May 6, 2014, ICANN published a call for public comments on "Enhancing ICANN Accountability". This comes in the wake of the IANA stewardship transition spearheaded by ICANN and related concerns of ICANN's external and internal accountability mechanisms. Centre for Internet and Society contributed to the call for comments.
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Do you agree with our fee hike? Press 1 to answer Yes; or 2 for Yes
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 01, 2015 — filed under: ,
It has long been a concern that domain-name overseer ICANN is largely funded by companies reliant on the organization to make money.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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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Blog Entry The 'Global Multistakholder Community' is Neither Global Nor Multistakeholder
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 20, 2015 last modified Nov 03, 2016 10:42 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS research shows how Western, male, and industry-driven the IANA transition process actually is.
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Blog Entry Breaking Down ICANN Accountability: What It Is and What the Internet Community Wants
by Ramya Chandrasekhar published Nov 05, 2015 last modified Nov 05, 2015 03:29 PM — filed under: ,
At the recent ICANN conference held in Dublin (ICANN54), one issue that was rehashed and extensively deliberated was ICANN's accountability and means to enhance the same. In light of the impending IANA stewardship transition from the NTIA to the internet's multi-stakeholder community, accountability of ICANN to the internet community becomes that much more important. In this blog post, some aspects of the various proposals to enhance ICANN's accountability have been deconstructed and explained.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10)
by Geetha Hariharan published Nov 18, 2015 last modified Nov 18, 2015 06:33 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Following the comment-period on the Zero Draft, the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly's Overall Review of implementation of WSIS Outcomes was released on 4 November 2015. Comments were sought on the Draft Outcome Document from diverse stakeholders. The Centre for Internet & Society's response to the call for comments is below.
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Blog Entry ICANN’s Problems with Accountability and the .WEB Controversy
by Padma Venkataraman published Oct 24, 2017 last modified Oct 28, 2017 03:49 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Post-Transition IANA promised enhanced transparency and accountability to the global multistakeholder community. The series of events surrounding the .WEB auction earlier this year has stirred up issues relating to the lack of transparency and accountability of ICANN. This post examines the .WEB auction as a case study to better understand exact gaps in accountability.
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IANA Transition & ICANN Accountability Process and India' s Position
by Jyoti Panday published May 30, 2015 last modified Aug 23, 2015 09:26 AM — filed under: , , ,
Jyoti Panday participated in the workshop organized by CCAOI on "IANA Transition & ICANN Accountability Process and India' s Position" on May 30, 2015.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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.
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