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Why it’s not about the technology

From cyber-crime to cyber-safety, the Council of Europe has since long been leading policies and strategies to set the Internet Governance Agenda at the European Level. On Wednesday 28th September, all stakeholders interested in contributing to the Council of Europe 2012-2015 Internet Governance Strategy got together. The Meeting started with a very direct statement: Designing…

The Business of Human Rights: the Ping-Pong Game

Whose responsibility is it to decide whether a country has a free or repressive Internet?   A Ping-Pong play started this afternoon at the IGF workshop, named Corporate Responsibility and ICTs organized by the Global Network Initiative. Businesses were keen to defend their position in regards to recent/not so recent Internet Censorship issues. Two interventions…

Future Digital Economy: let’s go beyond traditional models

Is there a lack of entrepreneurship spirit in Europe ? was one of the first questions raised in Workshop 19 on the Future Digital Economy. Regularly, when talking about European digital entrepreneurs, comparison is made with United States’ Silicon Valley, which stands then as an important role model to follow. However this time it was…

A Digital Agenda for a future Digital Europe ?

What a better venue to debate new technologies than in the middle of 2nd World War aircrafts, cars and weapons? Gathered at the Autoworld Centre in Brussels from 16th to 17th June, together with around 1300 participants, we attended the first ever European Digital Agenda Assembly. Envisioned as “Europe’s strategy for a flourishing digital economy…

Video: Challenging Youth Perspectives- Internet Protection & Iran – Ehsan Norouzi

Does the internet need to be protected or do we need to be protected from it? Ehsan Norouzi is a journalist at Deutsche Welle, is from Iran and currently lives in germany. He was chosen as a participant to the New Media Summer School and attended the Eurodig 2011 in Belgrade. Ehsan is interviewed by…

Video: Youth Challenging Perspectives- Dealing with your privacy- Google

How to deal with your privacy on the internet and how can young people shape the Internet Governance Policies ? Marco Pancini is a Senior Policy Counsel at Google. He was interviewed during the 2011 Eurodig by the New Media Summer School. Video by Nasma Dasser and Tobias Martens

Video: Youth Challenging Perspectives- William J. Drake – ICANN

What future opportunities and challenges for the Web 3.0 and new gTLDs? William J. Drake is an International Fellow in the Media Change and Innovation Division at the University of Zurich, where he teaches courses on ICT global governance and the Internet and social change. He shares his vision on the future of Internet. Video…

Video: Youth Challenging Perspectives – Internet & Freedom of Speech – Birgitta Jónsdottir

Freedom of Speech vs Privacy? What’s the global perspective? Birgitta Jonsdottir is a Member of Parliament in Iceland as well as a poet, journalist, internet pioneer, activist and publisher. She was listed as one of the key participants at the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 EuroDIG. Video by Nasma Dasser and Tobias Martens