Internet governance

  1. IANA Transition completed

    By Aarti Bhavana The much-discussed IANA transition has finally been completed, now that the U.S. Government’s contract with ICANN for IANA Functions has expired. This brings to an end the governmental oversight of these functions, a plan outlined back in 1998, and transfers it to a global… Read More

  2. 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

  3. Global Public Interest and ICANN

    By Gangesh Varma Global Public Interest is a difficult term to define. Any attempt to define it has always been met with resistance, or dissatisfaction. Yet, it features prominently in ICANN’s universe – through its bylaws, documents and contracts. In this post, I recapitulate the discussions surrounding… Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. The World Economic Forum and Internet Governance

    By Gangesh Varma The World Economic Forum (WEF) held its annual meeting at Davos from 20-23 January, 2016. The theme of the meeting was ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ which referred to advent of new technologies that converge “the physical, digital and biological worlds” to… 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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