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 – Brahima Sanou – Director Telecommunication Bureau (ITU)

What’s the role of non-eu States in EuroDIG and how to ensure that young people are actively included in the Dialogue and Decision Making? Mr. Sanou is interviewed by the New Media Summer School and challenges him on two questions during the 2011 EuroDIG. Video by Nasma Dasser and Tobias Martens

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

Internet Governance and Civil Society

| Photo by suxsie.q It’s almost impossible to give a comprehensive overview of all the civil society actors and activities; too much is happening and going on. A few good starting points for globally active civil society organisations, groups and initiatives are: the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), defending freedoms in the networked world. The foundation…

The United Nations and Internet Governance

The work of the United Nations on internet governance spans across several agencies and bodies within the UN work, most notably the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the United Nations Conference…

EuroDIG: Monday’s tweets

Summer School 2011: Summing up the weekend

“No government exists in the world of internet.” – This statement that one of the speakers at the opening ceremony of ongoing EuroDIG  seemed unrealistic for the young activists and media professionals that are participating in this year’s New Media Summer School 2011 in Belgrade. We gathered in Belgrade for 5 days to clash the…

Access to culture – copying copyright right

The G8 met last week on invitation of French president Sarkozy in a new, even more informal, setting – the e-G8, to discuss the future of the internet from the perspective of the global markets biggest players. In the e-G8 selected representatives of the private sector and digial society were invited to elaborate on current…

Web 3.0: Bridging the gap between real and virtual

What a better way to identify multi-stakeholder strategies, than a role play. For our first Brainstorming sessions on the Future of Internet and the role of young people in shaping it, we first of all identified the Private Sector, Governments, Civil Society and the Media as the major Players. In each group were discussed the…

UNESCO and Internet Governance

The work of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on internet governance is based on UNESCO’s basic approach of creating the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, a dialogue that aims to achieve sustainable development encompassing human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty. UNESCO runs two programmes related to…

Tweets to EuroDIG 2011