Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)

A global network for scholars of internet governance

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The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is an emerging scholarly community initiated in spring 2006 in conjunction with the UN Internet Governance Forum. Its four principal objectives are to:
  • support the establishment of a global network of scholars specializing in Internet governance issues;
  • promote the development of Internet governance as a recognized, interdisciplinary field of study;
  • advance theoretical and applied research on Internet governance, broadly defined, and;
  • facilitate informed dialogue on policy issues and related matters between scholars and Internet governance stakeholders (governments, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society).
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GigaNet: The Scholarly Voice to the global Internet Governance Forum

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With increasing internet connectivity, digitalization and number of online communities, there has been a focus on the technical aspect of the internet, more often neglecting scholars and researchers that provide fundamental ideas, critique, analyse various themes, who also debate and discussion internet governance. In the past, scholars and researchers have often been categorized in the same ranks, as civil society, but these two groups wear different hats.

This was evident during…

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Posted by Joash Ntenga Moitui on March 27, 2017 at 1:15pm

Blinking Red: Reconsidering U.S. Approaches to Cybersecurity

"There's no excuse not to know that the system is blinking red when it comes to the potential for a major national security-driven cyber incident to hit our critical infrastructure in a way that causes major economic issues."

The Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) hosted a …

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Posted by James M. Quirk on February 16, 2017 at 7:10pm

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GigaNet: The Scholarly Voice to the global Internet Governance Forum

 Retrieved from: http://researchictafrica.net/ria_rap/2017/02/16/giganet-the-scholarly-voice-to-united-nations-igf/With increasing internet connectivity, digitalization and number of online communities, there has been a focus on the technical aspect of the internet,…See More
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