Internet governance developments in February

Though not as eventful and as dynamic as January, a few major events in February increased the pressure on policy areas like net neutrality, cybersecurity, and the IANA stewardship transition, as February’s IG barometer showed.

A useful tool to track the presence of specific issues in the public policy debate in comparison to the previous month, the barometer also revealed periods of low pressure for online privacy and data protection, updates to the global IG architecture, and jurisdiction issues.

Governance of Online Intermediaries: New Study by NoC

The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC) and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University have published a new report which examines the rapidly changing landscape of online intermediary liability at the intersection of law, technology, norms, and markets, and is aimed at informing and improving Internet policy-making globally.

Internet governance forecast for 2015: Unsettled weather, fresh winds, stormy at times

Unsettled weather, with fresh winds, and storms at times, sums up the forecast for Internet governance (IG) in 2015, according to Diplo’s director Dr Jovan Kurbalija, speaking during Tuesday’s ‘crystal ball’ exercise – an annual event to discuss IG predictions for the year ahead.

Report: Cybersecurity - A Strategic View

On 15 January 2015, the Geneva Internet Platform hosted the first in a possible series of Cybersecurity Days, organised in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN, DiploFoundation, DCAF (Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces), GCSP (Geneva Centre for Security Policy), ICT4Peace, and the University of Geneva.

NoC Internet Governance Research Project: Case Studies

NoC Internet Governance Research Project: Case Studies is an academic research pilot project which presents case studies on multistakeholder governance groups. The research has been undertaken by the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC) and facilitated by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Internet Governance Outlook 2015: Two Processes, Many Venues, Four Baskets

Wolfgang Kleinwächter, professor emeritus at the University of Aarhus and member of the ICANN Board gives his insight into Internet governance in 2015.

2015 has just started, but the calendar of events related to Internet Governance is already fully packed until the end of the year. The list of issues under discussion gets longer and longer and more and more people expect concrete results from the numerous meetings. 

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Promoting Local Content Hosting to Develop the Internet Ecosystem

As the infrastructure necessary for Internet access is becoming more available in developing...

Survey: 2014 Top Internet Governance Event, Issue, and Personality

We are coming to the end of a very busy 2014 and the beginning of 2015, which promises to be even more eventful. To add your own input to the analyses of the year, please take a moment to vote on the most important Internet governance event, issue, and personality of 2014.
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Confidence Building Measures (CBMs)

Summary of the Chairmanship in Office Event on 'Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Confidence Building Measures (CBMs): Promoting implementation, supporting negotiations' from the OSCE distribution list.

Multilayer Governance as a Theoretical Foundation of Enhanced Cooperation

Multilayer governance as a theoretical foundation of enhanced cooperation is a paper written by Rolf H. Weber, Chair Professor at University of Zurich in answer to the question: What does enhanced cooperation mean and what is its contribution to multistakeholder participation in particular and Internet Governance in general?


The Geneva Internet Platform is an initative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM, Canton of Geneva, ETH-Zürich, and the University of Geneva

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