A blog post from Ben Creet, Senior Issues Advisor at InternetNZ 20 November 2015
Last week I attended the Internet Governance Forum (the IGF for short), a multi-stakeholder forum administered by the UN. The IGF is held every year and this year it was in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. It’s essentially the larger, global version of NetHui (NetHui is our ‘national IGF’)
A blog post from Ellen Stickland, Community Programme Director at InternetNZ 11 November 2015
The 10th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is officially underway in Joao Pessoa, Brasil, with the official opening ceremony having just taken place. The IGF is a multistakeholder, democratic and transparent forum which facilitates discussions on Internet issues. You can read more about the history and purpose of the IGF here:
This blog post is about the TPP, the possible benefits from it, and how we as a country can make WAY more money through using the Internet better(er).
Firstly - if you want to read about how bad or evil the TPP is move along. This honestly isn’t about throwing stones at the TPP. Instead, it’s about showing that while it’s worth decent money to our economy - there are other, even bigger, amounts up for grabs in our economy. So with that out of the way…
Part of our work at InternetNZ is to link up local Internet issues with what’s happening overseas. This month, my own small part of that was to cross the ditch and join our Aussie cousins at auIGF 2015. Like the New Zealand Internet community’s NetHui event, the auIGF is meant to be a forum for a wide range of interested people to share ideas and discuss Internet policy. This year’s theme was “how the Internet is transforming Australian society”.
So, my first overseas work trip to a land baked red, where scientists have recently found signs of water. Or was that a movie I saw?
It's been a wee while since I blogged, but I thought I would share with you all the comments I made today at the (to use the full formal title) 52nd Meeting of the APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group, which is currently being held in Auckland, New Zealand.
As always, keen to discuss these points with our members!
Please note, this statement is not a verbatim copy of InternetNZ’s comments to the Plenary, and instead the notes from which that statement was made.
I have said before that things always seem to happen in threes, and so it is again. A month or so ago, the Minister of Communications, Amy Adams, released a discussion document on a review of the Telecommunications Act. This is a fundamental look at how the country regulates the communications sector beyond 2020.
As the 54th ICANN Meeting in Dublin approaches, CCWG-Accountability member and InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter sets out his hopes for the meeting, and his firm conviction that a path to consensus and speedy resolution of the accountability debate is open – and should be grabbed.