Internet governance

2012

In this article for IGF Watch, Parminder Jeet Singh unpacks the politics of 'enhanced-cooperation' and recounts IT for Change's continued efforts towards a more inclusive debate on this topic at various international forums and the resistance.

 

2012

In the run up to the UN CSTD meeting in Geneva in May 2012 and IT for Change's campaign for 'democratising global Internet governance,'Parminder Jeet Singh in an op-ed for The Hindu addresses the manner in which  economic and political powers are coming together in a new digital-political complex. This op-ed also carried the…

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

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

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

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

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…

2011

In the Rio Recommendations government representatives of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) advocate for the creating a new UN agency to look into global Internet governance issues. In this context, it was agreed that the models proposed by the Working Group on Internet Governance in 2005 provided useful guidelines for…