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An Introduction to Internet Governance

An Introduction to Internet Governance (7th edition) Dr. Jovan Kurbalija. 2017, DiploFoundation

The seventh edition of An Introduction to Internet Governanceby Dr Jovan Kurbalija provides an update based on the most recent dynamic period in the history of Internet governance. It was officially launched at the 11th IGF in Mexico in December 2016, and Spanish translation is also available. Read more: English Spanish


A Useful IG Glossary of Acronyms

Internet Governance Acronym Glossary

Compiled by DiploFoundation; 2015, DiploFoundation


Learning about the Internet of Things

New US government report prepared for Congress


Internet Governance Series

The Internet Governance Series is a self-paced, free online course, organized into pillars/issues based topics. The learner can pick and choose their specific topic of interest. The Internet Ecosystem is onerous and covers a wide range of topics from economic opportunities to cybersecurity, from open access and freedom of speech to net neutrality, all with its own dialogue and debates.  This course will cover the range of topics as an introduction to the overall issues. Our aim is to provide a birds-eye view of the Internet Ecosystem so that learners can pick and choice the topic of specific interest for them, giving the learner the option to do a deep dive into their preferred topics of interest or gloss over the topics.

The material is organized starting with the technical and Infrastructure sections providing the nuts and bolts on how the Internet works. The sections on economic, development, social and cultural, and legal provide the perspective from the various disciplines providing their specific interest as to how the Internet operates.  The final section is focuses on the key actors starting with Civil Society and  ICANN who provide different roles and responsibilities to the smooth operation of the Internet.  The various Appendices are valuable resources for ongoing learning include glossaries, ICANN terms, slideshow, bibliographies and more. 

It's important to note that the resource will continue to add more content and information to suit the needs of the community.


Análisis de una juventud conectada: Gobernanza de Internet

¿Qué es lo que las juventudes latinoamericanas tienen que contribuir a la gobernanza de Internet? 

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Organizado por el Youth Observatory Grupo Especial de Interés de Internet Society


Internet Society – Internet Governance


Internet Governance - Why the Multistakeholder Approach Works

Internet governance refers to the processes that impact how the Internet is managed. As policy makers and technical experts work to connect the remaining two-thirds of the world’s nations, the WAY in which the Internet is governed will likely have an impact on how we use it and how it evolves.


ISOC Course: Shaping the Internet - History and Futures

How is the Internet governed?  Who are the different actors and stakeholders in Internet governance?  How did this system emerge and where is it going in the future? By taking this course, you can develop a strong understanding of Internet governance and the ecosystem of organizations and issues that are shaping the future of the Internet.


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