Post-IGF results from Baku

Nov 16, 2012
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The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2012 finished in Baku and many results have come to reality. The forum included all kind of meetings about the Internet and included topics ranging from the technical to freedom of speech.

Here are some of the highlights from the event:

For me, one of the highlights of the forum was  BakuTel, an expo organized to coincide with the IGF to promote Azerbaijan’s telecommunications and information technologies. I had lively discussion with AzEduNet, the Internet provider for the country’s academic, research and educational sector. They are proposing filtering the Internet for children’s use. They use Websense, which already restricts 18 million web sites. Prices are not higher than normal providers, and AzEduNet has started providing ISP services through ADSL, 4G and 3G/GPRS technologies.

Photo by Curioslee from Flickr

 


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Emin Huseynzade

A leading new media expert Emin Huseynzade has consulted and worked with the OSCE, OSI, Internews, EJC, Oxfam and other international organizations. He is actively involved in projects covering Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Central Asia. Follow him on Twitter: @eminhuseynzade
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