Category Archives: ICANN and Governance

The Internet Governance Forum

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
This website has been set up to support the process started by the United Nations Secretary-General with a view to convening a new forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue – the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The Secretary-General was mandated by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to convene such a Forum and he asked his Special Advisor for WSIS, Mr. Nitin Desai, to hold consultations in this matter. Consultations on the Convening of the IGF. The texts of the realtime transcription of the 16 – 17 February Consultations on the convening of the IGF are now available for viewing:
http://intgovforum.org/index.htm

Who Control’s the Internet

Who Control’s the Internet
A discussion on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National Late Night Live programme on who control’s the internet, and the way forward. The guests agree that ICANN’s control is the “least worst option” for the time being. They also discuss Google and China, with Becky Hogge commenting she is sympathetic to Google acquiescing to China’s demands although she wouldn’t want to have a couple of tea with the people there! Guests are Becky Hogge, Managing Editor of Open Democracy which is an online magazine of global politics and democracy and Kenneth Neil Cukier who covers techonology and regulatory issues for The Economist. The programme is available to download for at least one week from broadcast – till 8 February.
http://abc.net.au/rn/talks/lnl/
http://abc.net.au/rn/talks/lnl/s1560509.htm
http://abc.net.au/rn/talks/lnl/audio/lnl_02022006_2856.ram
http://abc.net.au/rn/talks/lnl/audio/lnl_02022006_28M.asx
http://abc.net.au/rn/podcast/feeds/lnl_20060202.mp3