The GovLab SCAN – Issue 59

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN: UNESCO launched a new series of publications on Internet freedom. “Fostering Freedom Online: the Role of Internet Intermediaries” is the first issue in this series, in a joint initiative with the Open Society Foundations, the Internet Society, and the Center for Global Communication Studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. The study examines “this recent historical phenomenon and how it impacts on freedom of expression and associated fundamental rights such as privacy”;
U.S. President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union speech, in which he laid out his plan to increase access to high-speed broadband. The President’s address also reiterated his commitment to a free and open Internet, and announced new proposals to “better meet the evolving threat of cyberattacks, combat identity theft, and protect our children’s information.”

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The GovLab Index on Internet Governance — Access (Infrastructure)

Please find below the latest installment of the GovLab Index on Internet Governance, inspired by the Harper’s Index. “Internet Governance — Access (Infrastructure)” is part of a series of Indexes that focus on the five main areas within Internet Governance: access, content, code, trust, and trade. This edition focuses on infrastructural aspects of Internet access […]

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Survey Results: How do Internet users currently search for information on Internet Governance?

Over the last few months we have sought to understand, through one-on-one user interviews and an on-line survey, how individuals search for and find information related to Internet governance issues. The insights gained through these efforts are meant to support the design of a NETmundial Solutions Map prototype. We shared our findings from the interviews earlier […]

New GovLab Resource: R-Search – Rapid Re-Search Enabling the Design of Agile and Creative Responses to Problems

How to quickly, yet systematically, become smart about a topic when seeking solutions to public problems? What questions to answer that can help assess the problem and solutions space better? How to identify rapidly the stakeholders that matter? Today, the GovLab released a new resource seeking to enable problem-solvers to design agile and creative responses to public […]

Jean-Claude Burgelman: How to Support a New Era of Scientific Research

At the latest installment the Ideas Lunch series, the GovLab hosted Dr. Jean-Claude Burgelman, the Head of Unit C2, DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission. The talk centered on the changing academic and scientific research market, in the Web 2.0 era. He also provided some of his thoughts on his most recent project […]

NEW paper: Innovations in Global Governance: Towards a Distributed Internet Governance Ecosystem

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) just released our paper on “Innovations in Global Governance: Towards a Distributed Internet Governance Ecosystem.” It is part of a series of research papers supporting the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG). The GCIG was established in January 2014 “to articulate and advance a strategic vision for the […]

Staying in the Know – The GovLab’s Open Governance Changemakers Twitter Lists

As part of its ongoing effort to provide those interested in open governance a means for staying in the know regarding new insights and development in the field, the GovLab curates a collection of topic-specific Open Governance Twitter lists featuring people and organizations working at the forefront of innovation in governance. The field of open […]

Chelsea Mauldin: How the Public Policy Lab uses design thinking to create better policies

Over the past few years, policy innovators have made an effort to move past traditional top-down policymaking and rethink how to improve public services by applying principles of design thinking. At the latest GovLab Ideas Lunch, Chelsea Mauldin, executive director of the Public Policy Lab, shared her experience using collaborative design strategies to tackle major […]

Map of Internet Governance Maps: Toward a NETmundial Solutions Map, Updated

The  NETmundial Initiative was launched on 6 November 2014, as a multistakeholder initiative to energize bottom-up, collaborative solutions in a distributed Internet governance ecosystem. Within the context of the Initiative, the GovLab, in close collaboration with ICANN, is facilitating and coordinating the creation of a new tool called the “NETmundial Solutions Map” – an effort […]

Ongoing research on corporate data sharing featured in the 2014 Internet Monitor

The Berkman Center’s Internet Monitor project has just released its 2014 annual report highlighting the most compelling events, trends and debates to data, internet and society over the past year. The Internet Monitor features an interactive year in review of major internet-related events as well as a collection of short contributions from researchers and thinkers […]