Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)

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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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Call for papers GigaNet panel at IAMCR 2016 - Deadline 15 February

GigaNet will host a panel within the Communication Policy and Technology Section at the upcoming IAMCR 2016 conference, to be held from July 27-31, 2015 in Leicester (UK). The deadline for submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals is February 15, 2016.

Topics may include but are not limited to technical and legal questions of Internet governance, governance mechanisms and their implementation and the analysis of key Internet governance concepts such as net neutrality, multi-stakeholderism and cyber-security. For submission details, view the Call for papers.


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Francesca Musiani, francesca.musiani@cnrs.fr
Julia Pohle, julia.pohle@wzb.eu

Posted by Julia Pohle on February 10, 2016 at 3:29pm

Open discussion on Internet fragmentation - Berlin - 17 February 2016

Is the Internet falling apart? Are we witnessing an unstoppable process of technical, governmental or commercial fragmentation? Are countries, regions or continents erecting digital walls for the purpose of control or national sovereignty? Are companies building walled gardens that render the Internet less open and accessible than it used to be? Or might we actually need barriers and protected areas for the purpose of data protection and copyright?

On February 17th, we will address these and similar questions in an open debate about Internet fragmentation. The discussion will be launched by a short conversation between William Drake (University of Zurich) and Stefan Heumann (Stiftung Neue Verantwortung), which critically summarizes a much-debated study on Internet fragmentation that William Drake recently conducted for the World Economic Forum (WEF), together with…

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Posted by Julia Pohle on January 26, 2016 at 6:00pm

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Is the Internet falling apart? Are we witnessing an unstoppable process of technical, governmental or commercial fragmentation? Are countries, regions or continents erecting digital walls for the purpose of control or national sovereignty? Are companies building walled gardens that render the Internet less open and accessible than it used to be? Or might we actually need barriers and protected areas for the purpose of data protection and copyright?On February 17th, we will address these and…See More
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