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  1. Transparency and Diversity in the 2017 MAG Renewal

    Two days before the ongoing MAG meeting, the 2017 MAG renewal was announced. The CSCG protested the lack of civil society representatives among the new MAG members. This brought back focus on the need for MAG reform. Our report on multistakeholderism had identified the lack of transparency and geographic… Read More

  2. India and Internet Governance: The Challenge of Multistakeholderism

    The recent signing of the US-India Cyber framework capped off a landmark year in India’s digital diplomacy. In addition to bilateral agreements, India played an important role in negotiations at international fora like the Ten Year Review of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS+10 Review) and the Internet… Read More

  3. BRICS and Cybersecurity Policy: Studying the UN GGE

    By Shilpa Rao When the security advisors of BRICS countries met in New Delhi on September 15, 2016, they emphasised the need to improve cooperation in cybersecurity to combat cybercrime. They also agreed to enhance cybersecurity efforts through information sharing and improving cooperation between technical and law… Read More

  4. Implications of the US-India Cyber Relationship Framework

    By Lily Xiao On 7 June 2016, ongoing discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama culminated in the US-India Cyber Relationship Framework, expected to be signed within 60 days. As part of a deepening strategic partnership between the US and India, the Framework… Read More

  5. Implementing Enhanced Cooperation

    One of the important outcomes of the WSIS+10 review was the establishment of the CSTD (Commission on Science and Technology for Development) Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC). Subsequently, the establishment of the WGEC was announced in February with Peter Major as its chair and the nomination… Read More

  6. Three Questions on Digital Trade

    The inclusion of an e-commerce chapter in the recently concluded TPP Agreement has sparked off a debate around the world on internet issues being a part of trade agreements. In my last post I had looked at the efforts of civil society groups trying to engage with… Read More

  7. A New Agenda for Digital Trade: Ideas from Brussels

    This author was one of the participants in the strategy meeting at the invitation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation The Strategy Meeting on Catalyzing Reform of Trade Negotiation Processes was held last week in Brussels. Convened by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), it brought a diverse group… Read More

  8. Wuzhen 2015: Evaluating China’s Competing Vision of the Internet

    The 2nd World Internet Conference (WIC) was held in the town of Wuzhen in China from 16th-18th December, 2015. Organized by the Chinese government since 2014, the WIC is China’s attempt to present an alternate vision of internet governance, with its pitch for increased ‘cyber-sovereignty’. This is in contrast… Read More

  9. No Recognition for the New Generation of Digital Rights

    The original article was published on The Wire on 5th January, 2016. Plenty of Loose Ends. Credit: Pascal Charest/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The international community’s attempt to shape a new agenda for the Information Society by taking forward the Declaration of Principles and the Tunis… Read More

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