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.
Current standings with 116 responses

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 Mapping of International Internet Public Policy Issues

This report presents the main findings of a review of international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet (referred to in this document as Internet policy issues). It was prepared by the secretariat of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) for the inter-sessional panel of the Commission in response to the recommendation of the United Nations Economic and Social Council1. The work was carried out in August–November 2014, and has been supported by independent expert advice and comments from peer reviewers.



Internet Governance in November 2014: A Bubbling Cauldron

A webinar digest: Geneva Briefing on Internet Governance (2 December 2014)

November has been a busy month for Internet governance (IG). Aptly described as a bubbling cauldron – a vivid metaphor which highlights the heated discussions which took place in this eventful period – these IG policy developments and events have a broader impact on the political space.

OFCOM Telecommunications Report 2014

With the Telecommunications Report 2014, the Federal Council is presenting a further report on the development of the Swiss telecommunications market. Following reports in 2010 and 2012, with the 2014 Report the Federal Council is therefore fulfilling a parliamentary mandate to analyse developments in the telecommunications market and identify requirements for legislative action. The report also contains information on the Confederation’s majority holding in Swisscom.

Press Release: Geneva Internet Conference First Edition

Geneva, 20 November 2014: Following ICANN President Fadi Chehadé's opening speech, more than 250 experts from all stakeholder groups, including some 50 leading figures/authorities and high-ranking officials in Internet governance, participated in this high-profile event, scanning significant pending Internet governance issues. 

Cognitive Technologies: Mapping the Internet Governance Debate

As background for the GIC session: Evidence in Internet governance: measurement and data-mining on 19 November, this paper by Goran S. Milovanović :
• provides a simple explanation of what cognitive technologies are.
• gives an overview of the main idea of cognitive science (why human minds and computers could 
be thought of as being essentially similar kinds of systems).
• discusses in brief how developments in engineering and fundamental research interact to result 
in cognitive technologies.


The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative 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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