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Asia Pacific Regional IGF Forum (Bangkok 2017)

Executive Director Malavika Jayaram was a participant and speaker at the 3-day 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) in Bangkok, Thailand, from 26-29 July, 2017. The theme of the Forum was “Ensuring Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific: A Regional Agenda for Internet Governance”. Malavika Jayaram was a speaker at the workshop ‘Understanding Solutions[…]

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IANA Transition: a case of the Emperor’s New Clothes?

In March 2014, the US Government committed to ending its contract with ICANN to run the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), and also announced that it would hand over control to the “global multistakeholder community”. The conditions for this handover were that the changes must be developed by stakeholders across the globe, with broad community[…]

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Why the internet matters: a talk by Jonathan Zittrain

In a salutation to the newly-named Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and a salute to the new and old members of the community, co-founder and Harvard Law School professor Jonathan Zittrain asked his audience during a talk last week, “Why does the internet matter?” The answer, it seems, quite fittingly parallels the history,[…]