n March the United States announced that it would relinquish its oversight of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN is an enormously important organization that administers the Internet. There is an emerging consensus that international governance of ICANN is coming but there are many unanswered questions.
Lagos and Uyo — AS Nigeria prepares to showcase its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) war chest at the October 2014 GITEX technology exhibition in Dubai, UAE, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is optimistic that the country's participation at the forum could enable the ICT sector increase its GDP contribution from the current nine per cent to over 20 per cent after the forum.
Innovative approaches to governing the internet are needed, say experts from a new global internet policy commission set up to find and propose such solutions to governments over the next two years.
Intelligence contractor Edward Snowden’s exposure of online surveillance by the US-government has shaken the multi-stakeholder model of internet governance by undermining trust among stakeholders, according to Tobby Simon, a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG).
Tech savvy individuals have turned to social media websites like Facebook and Twitter in order to access news that is not censored or governed in any way.
Individuals also utilise the service in order to bypass mainstream media which includes: television, radio and newspapers. This is according to a report jointly published by the Media Institute of Southern Africa and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).