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I'd like to shed some light on what I believe the role and reasoning for some of the mechanisms identified by the CWG, specifically the Contract Co., to be. While I tend toward supporting the mechanisms proposed by the CWG to assume the stewardship role historically played by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA), it's becoming clear that others do not.
When I searched for Canadian articles about IANA, all that was returned was ‘tumbleweeds and crickets’, so to speak. Apparently the survival of the free and open Internet is not an issue for Canadians.
We are about to bid farewell to a special board member at CIRA.
I'd like to share a few of my observations and offer some unsolicited advice as I was part of a group who attended an update on the Montevdieo statement at the Internet Governance Forum in Bali.
The Internet is at a crossroads. And while high-profile events like the introduction of new gTLDs and revelations about governments and online surveillance may be a catalyst for recent Internet governance reform initiatives, their necessity isn't exactly new.
CIRA is a proud supporter of MediaSmarts, Canada’s leading media literacy organization. We believe that it is important to support the development of digital literacy skills among the next generation of Canada’s digital citizens. This week, MediaSmarts is releasing the third phase of their research project called Young Canadians in a Wired World.
I’m at the Internet Governance Forum in Bali this week. With the recent revelations that the NSA are monitoring global Internet traffic and the subsequent fall out in both the Internet governance and the diplomatic worlds, this is the place to be.
A number of leading organizations responsible for the coordination of the Internet's technical infrastructure recently met in Montevideo, Uruguay.