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2009-11-15 08:00:00

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of the Internet is everyone's concern. As a gateway to abundant resources that can help raise global living standards, the continued evolution and success of the Internet is essential. This was the message delivered today by business leaders to the UN-linked Internet Governance Forum (IGF), taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Addressing over 1,000 participants during the opening ceremony of the forum, International Chamber of...

2009-10-15 03:00:00

PARIS, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Business leaders from around the world are calling on the United Nations to retain its Internet Governance Forum (IGF), saying it is a crucial component in global policy discussions to ensure continued Internet innovation, and the required conditions to attract investment. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/iccwbo/40600/ The IGF, which was set up three years ago as an open platform for businesses, governments,...

2009-10-07 10:58:00

GENEVA, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking at ITU Telecom World 2009 in Geneva, Dr. Tarek Kamel, Egypt's Minister for Communications and Information Technology reiterated the critical need for the global community to come together to shape the future of the internet. The Minister hosted a lunch for dignitaries and delegates attending ITU to highlight the wide reaching agenda for the fourth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting taking place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt between 15 and...

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2006-10-27 13:00:00

By DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated Press Writer ATHENS, Greece - An international dispute over U.S. control of the Internet appears unlikely to be resolved even as state envoys, regulators and technology experts convene next week to discuss the network's future. "Such negotiations are difficult ... this will take time. There are many countries which all have their own interests and opinions," Greek Transport Minister Michalis Liapis said Thursday. "We are starting a dialogue which I think will...


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  • A spider.
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