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2022 Annual GigaNet Symposium (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – hybrid)

28 NOVEMBER (Banquet Hall A, United Nations Conference Centre & Online) ADDIS ABABA LOCAL TIMES (UTC +3) INDICATED BELOW 10h     WELCOME REMARKS / INTRODUCTION 10h10   THE CONTESTED GOVERNANCE OF DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE Chair: Alison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa and Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town Discussant: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus … Continue reading 2022 Annual GigaNet Symposium (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – hybrid)

Infrastructural Distortion and Possession

14 December 2022 at 8pm CEST, online, register here Global internet infrastructure is increasingly becoming part of geopolitical conflicts. However, politics have always been an inherent part of communication infrastructures. One could even argue that that the internet infrastructure has been a field of reconfiguration of global power for decades, we just failed to see … Continue reading Infrastructural Distortion and Possession

Politics of (dis)connection

23 November 2022 at 8pm CEST, online, register here The possible establishment of a sovereign internet in Russia, European initiatives on 'Digital Sovereignty', and the conflict between China and the United States over Huawei equipment are rekindling the discussion on splinternets and the limits to global interconnectivity. This event is co-organized by Giganet. Can the … Continue reading Politics of (dis)connection

Call For Papers – 2022 GigaNet Annual Symposium

GigaNet – the Global Internet Governance Academic Network – is now accepting extended abstracts for papers to be presented at its annual symposium. As of now, GigaNet 2022 is planned to be held alongside the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which is held in a hybrid format in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 28 November … Continue reading Call For Papers – 2022 GigaNet Annual Symposium

To sanction or not to sanction the Internet access: A SancNet debate

Friday, April 1st at 4 PM CEST, online, register here Until now, sanctions on the Internet infrastructure have not been explicitly used, perceived by some as an unacceptable barrier to communication. However, recently, when Russia invaded Ukraine, the Ukrainian government explicitly asked for such sanctions. In response to that, Internet governance organizations rejected this notion, … Continue reading To sanction or not to sanction the Internet access: A SancNet debate