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Why Policymakers Should Care About Weak Digital Infrastructure Abroad

by Guest Blogger
Cybersecurity Capacity Building Net Politics Cyber CFR The Organization of American States hosts a cyber crisis management exercise in June 2013. (Maria Patricia Leiva/Courtesy the OAS)

Mirko Hohmann is a Project Manager and Alexander Pirang is a non-resident Fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. You can follow Hohmann @mirkohohmann.

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The Link Between Internet Access and Economic Growth Is Not as Strong as You Think

by Guest Blogger
Internet.Org CFR Net Politics Cyber Zero Rating Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, addresses a gathering during the Summit in New Delhi October 9, 2014. (Adnan Abidi/Reuters).

Does Free Wi-Fi Improve Internet Accessibility in South Africa?

by Guest Blogger
A worker is seen atop of a mobile phone tower in Zurich, Switzerland September 1, 2016. (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

Chenai Chair and Broc Rademan are researchers at Research ICT Africa, a public-interest research organization that examines information and communication technology policy in Africa. You can find them @RIAnetwork.

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For the People and By the People: Shaping Norms for the Internet of Things

by Guest Blogger
A prototype of Google's self-driving vehicle during a media preview of Google's prototype autonomous vehicles in Mountain View, California September 29, 2015. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters).

Susan Ariel Aaronson is a research professor and cross-disciplinary fellow at George Washington University. Ethan Wham is social media consultant and a member of the greater Washington, DC chapter of the Internet Society.

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Cyber Diplomacy with Africa: Lessons From the African Cybersecurity Convention

by Guest Blogger
CFR Cyber Net Politics An overview of the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as seen on May 25, 2013. (State Department).

Mailyn Fidler is a Marshall Scholar studying international relations at the University of Oxford. You can follow her on Twitter @mailynfidler. 

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Net Politics Podcast: Catherine Novelli

by Karen Kornbluh
U.S. Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Cathy Novelli speaks with the media during the "Our Ocean" conference in Vina del Mar city, October 5, 2015. (Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters) U.S. Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Cathy Novelli speaks with the media during the "Our Ocean" conference in Vina del Mar city, October 5, 2015. (Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters)

In this latest episode of the Net Politics podcast, I speak to Catherine Novelli, undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy, and the environment. Read more »

WSIS Beyond 2015: A Peek at the Preparations for the UN High Level Meeting

by Guest Blogger
ICT4D WSIS+10 WSIS CFR Net Politics Cyber Internet Governance Harish, 11, a school boy uses a laptop provided under the "One Laptop Per Child' project by a non-governmental organisation as a calf stands next to him in India in 2010. (Danish Siddiqui/Reuters).

Samantha Dickinson is an Internet governance consultant and writer. You can follow her on Twitter at @sgdickinson and via her blog, Lingua Synaptica.

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Zero Rating: Are We In Danger of Killing the Goose Before Knowing If Its Eggs Are Golden?

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Facebook India Net Politics CFR cyber zero rating net neutrality Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pose for the crowd after a town hall at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015. (Stephen Lam/Reuters).

Helani Galpaya is CEO of LIRNEasia, a pro-poor, pro-market think tank working on ICT and infrastructure regulatory and policy issues in the Asia Pacific. You can follow her @helanigalpaya.

Bringing Internet access to the developing world is a big challenge. While significant strides have been made over the past few years, four billion people still lack Internet access. The concept of zero rating (ZR) has emerged as a potential, if controversial, solution to the challenge. Here’s how ZR works and what the fuss is about. Read more »