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January 2016 Blog Posts (6)

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…


Added by Julia Pohle on January 26, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Candidate Statement - Derrick L. Cogburn - GigaNet Vice Chair

Dear GigaNet Colleagues,


As we begin 2016, it is my pleasure to re/introduce myself to you and to stand as a candidate for Vice Chair of our beloved GigaNet.  I apologize for the delay in sending out this Candidate Statement.  I am just returning from a long sabbatical, and getting ready to teach on Monday.


GigaNet Background


As some of you may know, I am one of the founders of GigaNet. I participated along with Wolfgang, Milton,…


Added by Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn on January 8, 2016 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Election Statement - Communication Officer

Dear All

With the GigaNET elections fast approaching, I wish to supplement my seconded nomination for the role of the Communication Officer with the following statement:

I joined GigaNet in 2012 and I have been always fascinated by the prospect of building and sustaining an academic network devoted to Internet Governance. Since then, I have been involved with IG wearing many hats: From 2013 onwards, I am deeply honoured to act as ISOC's Ambassador and become…


Added by Argyro Karanasiou on January 7, 2016 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Election Statement - Treasurer

Dear GigaNetters,

In anticipation of the upcoming election, I would like to offer a statement that outlines my interest in and qualifications for the position of Treasurer.

I have been a member of GigaNet since 2010 and for the past three years, I have served on the Membership Committee. This has given me a good insight into the ethos of…

Added by Madeline Carr on January 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

GIGANET election statement - Chair Outreach and Partnership Standing Committee

Dear GIGANET community:

In the past weeks I have been honoured with the nomination and secondment as Chair of the Outreach and Partnership SC.

I would like to serve the GIGANET community and enhance a network which I first attended in its 2nd edition in Rio, which marked my first attendance to an IGF. I have always appreciated the specific space that GIGANET offers for academic debates on IG and believe that this is a space that has carved its own identity over the…


Added by Carolina Aguerre on January 6, 2016 at 7:25pm — No Comments

GigaNet election statement - Vice Chair

Dear GigaNet members,

With the upcoming election I want to post a note making the case for my candidacy for the vice-Chair position. Thank you again, Joanna, for the nomination and thanks to all who supported this nomination both publicly and privately.

I have been a member of GigaNet since 2008 gradually becoming more and more involved in the network and taking on leadership roles. Starting as a Communication Officer I helped maintaining our online presence and mailing lists,…


Added by Dima Epstein on January 5, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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