[Briefing #11] Internet governance forecast for 2015: Unsettled weather, fresh winds, stormy at times

Unsettled weather, with fresh winds, and storms at times, sums up the forecast for Internet governance (IG) in 2015, according to Diplo’s director Dr Jovan Kurbalija, speaking during Tuesday’s ‘crystal ball’ exercise – an annual event to discuss IG predictions for the year ahead.

Report: Cybersecurity - A Strategic View

On 15 January 2015, the Geneva Internet Platform hosted the first in a possible series of Cybersecurity Days, organised in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN, DiploFoundation, DCAF (Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces), GCSP (Geneva Centre for Security Policy), ICT4Peace, and the University of Geneva.

NoC Internet Governance Research Project: Case Studies

NoC Internet Governance Research Project: Case Studies is an academic research pilot project which presents case studies on multistakeholder governance groups. The research has been undertaken by the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC) and facilitated by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Internet Governance Outlook 2015: Two Processes, Many Venues, Four Baskets

Wolfgang Kleinwächter, professor emeritus at the University of Aarhus and member of the ICANN Board gives his insight into Internet governance in 2015.

2015 has just started, but the calendar of events related to Internet Governance is already fully packed until the end of the year. The list of issues under discussion gets longer and longer and more and more people expect concrete results from the numerous meetings. 

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Promoting Local Content Hosting to Develop the Internet Ecosystem

As the infrastructure necessary for Internet access is becoming more available in developing countries

Survey: 2014 Top Internet Governance Event, Issue, and Personality

We are coming to the end of a very busy 2014 and the beginning of 2015, which promises to be even more eventful. To add your own input to the analyses of the year, please take a moment to vote on the most important Internet governance event, issue, and personality of 2014.
Current standings with 116 responses

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Confidence Building Measures (CBMs)

Summary of the Chairmanship in Office Event on 'Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Confidence Building Measures (CBMs): Promoting implementation, supporting negotiations' from the OSCE distribution list.

Multilayer Governance as a Theoretical Foundation of Enhanced Cooperation

Multilayer governance as a theoretical foundation of enhanced cooperation is a paper written by Rolf H. Weber, Chair Professor at University of Zurich in answer to the question: What does enhanced cooperation mean and what is its contribution to multistakeholder participation in particular and Internet Governance in general?

The Mapping of International Internet Public Policy Issues

This report presents the main findings of a review of international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet (referred to in this document as Internet policy issues). It was prepared by the secretariat of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) for the inter-sessional panel of the Commission in response to the recommendation of the United Nations Economic and Social Council1. The work was carried out in August–November 2014, and has been supported by independent expert advice and comments from peer reviewers.




The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM and the Canton of Geneva

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