Internet governance

2012

The bidding model adopted by ICANN in the allocation of generic top level domain names is creating monopolies and privatizing the knowledge commons, observes Parminder Jeet Singh in The Hindu. 

2012

IT for Change participated in the Annual conference of International Association for Media and Communication Research in the 'Special session on Internet governance: Negotiating profit & politics with Internet freedom' that was held in Durban on 19th July, 2012. Parminder Jeet Singh made a presentation through a video…

2012

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) gave a mandate to commence a process towards enhanced cooperation with regard to international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet. This phrase largely implies development of appropriate institutions for global…

2012

In this piece for the Hindu, Parminder Jeet Singh discusses the significance of India’s proposal for the formation of a UN Commitee for Internet-Related Policies (CIRP) in developing countries’ fight for a greater stake in the governance of the Internet.

2012

Parminder Jeet Singh was invited by the South Centre, the Geneva-based inter-governmental thinktank, to address the developing country diplomats on global Internet-related policies and the appropriate institutional mechanisms for this purpose. The specific focus of the meeting, that took place on 23rd April, 2012, was the upcoming one day…

2011

IT for Change wrote a paper titled 'A development agenda in Internet Governance - Outlining global public policy issues and exploring new institutional options' for the IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa) seminar on global Internet Governance that took place on 1-2 September 2011 at Fundação Getulio Vargas, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The event…

2011

At the annual meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, in September 2011 IT for Change co-organised a workshop  on 'A Possible Framework for Global Net Neutrality' along with Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus, Instituto Nupef, Brazil and Diplo Foundation. The workshop was intended to take stock…

2011

Framing a development agenda for Internet governance has been a key policy research area for IT for Change. The Internet is transforming power relationships at all levels, and therefore, geopolitical and geo-economic relationships. Developed countries, led by the US, where almost all of global digital big business is centred…

2011

The Heads of the States of IBSA acknowledged the importance of the IBSA Dialogue Forum as an instrument to promote coordination on global issues and deliberated on a few topics that are recorded in the Tshwane declaration. The Rio seminar also accepted to set up an IBSA Internet Governance and Development Observatory, which…