Internet Governance

The Role of Governments in Internet Governance

The debate over the role of governments in the realm of Internet governance stems in large part from the inherent contradictions between governments and governance and the Internet and the tensions that have played out over time between policy makers and the Internet governance community as a result of those tensions.

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Scenarios for the Future of Internet Governance

 Scenarios for the Future of Internet GovernanceHosted by the DC Chapter of the Internet Society and the Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington UniversityPanel 1: What is the IANA Function? What led to the US decision to reduce its role in...

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The Geopolitics of Internet Governance

The international landscape calls for a more compelling narrative for internet governance than the US –centric one inherited from the ‘90s. Will it be possible to accommodate non-western state’s (this is much more than China and Russia) desire for a larger role for governments without throwing the multi-stakeholder model and (more importantly) human rights overboard?

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ISOC-DC’S WCIT POSTMORTEM

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 the Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) presented a WCIT Post Mortem to contemplate the recent World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai and the new International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) that were drafted there, leading to a lack of consensus among the attending member states.

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