[Briefing #10] Internet governance in November 2014: A Bubbling Cauldron

A webinar digest: Geneva Briefing on Internet Governance (2 December 2014)

November has been a busy month for Internet governance (IG). Aptly described as a bubbling cauldron – a vivid metaphor which highlights the heated discussions which took place in this eventful period – these IG policy developments and events have a broader impact on the political space.

OFCOM Telecommunications Report 2014

With the Telecommunications Report 2014, the Federal Council is presenting a further report on the development of the Swiss telecommunications market. Following reports in 2010 and 2012, with the 2014 Report the Federal Council is therefore fulfilling a parliamentary mandate to analyse developments in the telecommunications market and identify requirements for legislative action. The report also contains information on the Confederation’s majority holding in Swisscom.

Press Release: Geneva Internet Conference First Edition

Geneva, 20 November 2014: Following ICANN President Fadi Chehadé's opening speech, more than 250 experts from all stakeholder groups, including some 50 leading figures/authorities and high-ranking officials in Internet governance, participated in this high-profile event, scanning significant pending Internet governance issues. 

Cognitive Technologies: Mapping the Internet Governance Debate

As background for the GIC session: Evidence in Internet governance: measurement and data-mining on 19 November, this paper by Goran S. Milovanović :
• provides a simple explanation of what cognitive technologies are.
• gives an overview of the main idea of cognitive science (why human minds and computers could 
be thought of as being essentially similar kinds of systems).
• discusses in brief how developments in engineering and fundamental research interact to result 
in cognitive technologies.

Geneva Internet Conference Programme and Speakers

Download the Geneva Internet Conference Programme (15 November 2014)

Download the Geneva Internet Conference speaker bios


GIC Pre-conference Discussion Summaries

Summaries for the three questions discussed in the build-up to the Geneva Internet Conference.

# 1: How to overcome IG policy silos on global and national levels? 

# 2: Whom do I contact if I want to raise my Internet governance (IG) concern?

# 3: Evidence and measurement in IG: What sort of data and numbers are we talking about?

See the Build-up tab on the conference page for more details.

Confidence Building Measures and International Cyber Security

Confidence building measures and international cyber security

Ambassador (ret.) Daniel Stauffacher, Editor
Camino Kavanagh, Rapporteur
Geneva, 2013

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A Role for Civil Society?

A role for civil society?
ICTs, norms and confidence building measures in the context of international security

Camino Kavanagh and Daniel Stauffacher
Geneva, 2014

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Baseline Review: ICT-related Processes & Events

Baseline Review: ICT-related processes & events 
Implications for international and regional security (2011-2013)

Camino Kavanagh, Tim Maurer and Eneken Tikk-Ringas
Geneva, 2014

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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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