In this article, 2014 CGCS Visiting Scholar Christian Möller discusses past developments in and the prospective future of internet governance. Christian will be leading a related seminar entitled “The UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and Internet Freedom – Developments and Perspectives” tomorrow afternoon from 12:15pm-1:15pm at the Annenberg School for Communication. For more information, click here.
Welcome to the Media Law Roundup September 26, 2014 — a survey of the week’s developing media news.
The Selected Curation of Articles on Net-governance (the SCAN) is a weekly digest on internet governance news, reports, and events produced by the Governance Lab @NYU (the GovLab) as part of the GovLab’s Living Labs on Smarter Governance project. The SCAN is cross-posted weekly from the GovLab on the Internet Policy Observatory. The original posting of the GovLab SCAN- Issue 44, September 25, 2014 can be found here.
Pakistan faces multiple hurdles when it comes to the development of a comprehensive, consistent, and coherent internet policy. The following post by Yelmaz Mujtaba, Sana Saleem, and Farieha Aziz will briefly look through how ad hoc censorship policies and a lack of willpower to develop infrastructure have hampered the development of Pakistan’s internet. The post will then suggest possible solutions for addressing these issues.
Colin Agur, Valerie Belair-Gagnon and Ramesh Subramanian are undertaking a research project about internet policy in India as part of the CGCS’s Internet Policy Observatory. In this post, Agur et al describe perspectives on India’s internet governance sphere from members of Indian civil society.