Russia unsatisfied with Twitter response to requests
Tue 10 Feb 2015, 23:20

A Russian agency that regulates media said on Tuesday the micro-blogging site Twitter had refused 108 requests for account information and was "consistently not satisfying the requirements of the Russian law", the state-run news agency TASS reported.

Twitter said on Monday Russia had requested content be removed 91 times between July and December, the second-largest number after Turkey. It said it had complied with 13 percent of the Russian requests but denied several demands to silence Kremlin critics.

Moscow has tightened Internet controls since opposition activists made use of social media to organise mass protests against President Vladimir Putin in 2011 and 2012.

Knight Foundation: Net Neutrality Report
Tue 13 Jan 2015, 10:27

The Knight Foundation released a report on net neutrality, analyzing recent development and debates.

Digital Watch Newsletter for September 2015
Mon 7 Sep 2015, 15:40

The third issue of Digital Watch is summarising developments in digital politics over the summer months of July and August, with a special focus on Geneva.

In this issue you can find an analysis of WSIS+10 non-paper submissions. More than 80 submissions for non-papers were made to the WSIS+10 process prior to the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly in December. The documents were analysed in order to provide an overview of the main themes addressed, their relevance by stakeholder group, and the most frequently used words.

At the same time you can find what went up and what went down in our Internet governance barometer as well as information on the recent decisions by courts and regulators continue to confirm that operating across the ubiquitous Internet can expose Internet corporations to the jurisdictions of countries other than the country in which they are headquartered.

You can read or download the Geneva Digital Watch here: Issue 3, September 2015.