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IGF Assignment - Abdelrhman Tantawy

IGF Assignment - Abdelrhman Tantawy

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Pick ONE issue or argument to which you think the last IGF (Internet Governance Forum) Program is not giving enough consideration.
Please explain why this issue or argument is important to the future of the Internet, explain how this area could be addressed, and describe the impact it would have. If it is possible substantiate your position with appropriate references.

Pick ONE issue or argument to which you think the last IGF (Internet Governance Forum) Program is not giving enough consideration.
Please explain why this issue or argument is important to the future of the Internet, explain how this area could be addressed, and describe the impact it would have. If it is possible substantiate your position with appropriate references.

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Internet Governance Forum
 
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Cross Culture Assignment
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ESLSCA 2010By: Abdel-Rhman Attia Tantawy #1
IGF
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By: Abdulrhman Tantawy.To: Dr.
 
Yassin Shazly
 
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Cross Culture Assignment
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ESLSCA 2010By: Abdel-Rhman Attia Tantawy #1
Internet Governance Forum
 
What is Internet Governance?
Definition: as the development and application by governments, private sector and the civilsociety, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-makingprocedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the InternetThe rapid growth in internet use poses challenges for existing policies on its administration and
regulation. ‘Internet governance’ covers a broad range of subjects, from technical
administration to wider public policy issues such as content regulation. Although the Internet isa global network, many policies are set nationally. Some decisions require international co-operation, and there are often difficulties in agreeing uniform rules.
What is Internet Governance Forum ?
is a multi-stakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues pertaining to Internet Governance
Contributing to the overall theme 'Developing the future together' of this United Nations event -the Council of Europe presented its most recent work to protect human rights online and toprovide an adequate legal framework for the Internet.We can Explain it as:
The Internet Governance Forum Scope of work:
The first meeting of the IGF in October 2006 was attended by delegates from governments,
industry, charities and civil liberties organizations. The overall theme was ‘Internet Governancefor Development’, divided into four main discussion areas:
 
 
Openness to consider free expression, and the free flow of ideas and information on theInternet;
 
Security to protect users and networks;
InternetGovernment
 
Internet Governance Forum
 
2010
 
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Cultural and linguistic diversity;
 
Access issues, particularly on improving internet access in the developing world.The IGF is not a decision making body, and did not make any declarations, although it did set up
several “dynamic coalitions” to work on key issues, such as privacy, open standards, and aninitiative on the rights and responsibilities of internet users. The ‘Stop Spam Alliance’ was
launched at the meeting.3 The IGF reconvenes in 2007.
 
IGF Objectives:
1.
 
Discuss public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance in order tofoster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet;2.
 
Facilitate discourse between bodies dealing with cross-cutting international publicpolicies regarding the Internet and discuss issues that do not fall within the scope of anyexisting body;3.
 
Interface with appropriate inter-governmental organizations and other institutions onmatters under their purview;4.
 
Facilitate the exchange of information and best practices, and in this regard make fulluse of the expertise of the academic, scientific and technical communities;5.
 
Advise all stakeholders in proposing ways and means to accelerate the availability andaffordability of the Internet in the developing world;6.
 
Strengthen and enhance the engagement of stakeholders in existing and/or futureInternet governance mechanisms, particularly those from developing countries;7.
 
Identify emerging issues, bring them to the attention of the relevant bodies and thegeneral public, and, where appropriate, make recommendations;8.
 
Contribute to capacity-building for Internet governance in developing countries,drawing fully on local sources of knowledge and expertise;9.
 
Promote and assess, on an ongoing basis, the embodiment of WSIS principles in Internetgovernance processes;

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