Emerging Issues from the Arab Internet Community Perspective

04 September 2014 - A Workshop on Istanbul,Turkey


IGF 2014 sub theme that this workshop fall under

Emerging Issues


The main purpose of this panel is to discuss the emerging issues in the world of Internet, New concepts are emerging nowadays, those not only have a technological aspect; but also have social, economic and probably political ramifications. These emerging concepts bring with them a myriad of issues, polarizations, and possibly conflicts among different stakeholder groups. Policy making bodies needs to keep pace with these developments. The Panel will discuss policy dimensions from an Arab Internet Community perspective.
Panelists will present strategic inputs and discuss different points of view existing within a wide community of experts and policymakers in the Arab world regarding a number of emerging issues. In their discussion experts will cover a wide range of Internet topics and areas of high priority for the region.
Thematic areas of priorities to the Arab region, (such as Critical Internet Resources, Peering, Freedom of expression, Privacy,…etc) remain challenging, despite significant progress achieved over the last decade.The Panel will focus on those challenges in these typical Internet Governance areas.

Emerging Issues (such as Transition of IANA functions, Evolution of related governance frameworks; Smart governments; Cloud computing, Internet of Things, …etc), that stem out of technological advancement. Each of these emerging concepts will pose challenges to the way we redefine privacy, openness, and security. The Panel will discuss contending views on those new modalities, and will help shed some light on the future of the Internet in the next decade.

Name(s) and stakeholder and organizational affiliation(s) of institutional co-organizer(s)

- Mr. Ayman El-Sherbiny,
International Organization
ESCWA, Beirut, Lebanon
Arab IGF Umbrella Organization and Executive Bureau

- Mr. Khaled Foda,
Intergovernmental Organization
League of Arab States
Arab IGF Umbrella Organization and Executive Bureau

- Ms. Christine Arida,
NTRA, Egypt
Arab IGF Secretariat and Executive Bureau

- Mr. Imad Hoballah,
NTRA, Lebanon

Has the proposer, or any of the co-organizers, organized an IGF workshop before?


The link to the workshop report

Type of session


Duration of proposed session

90 minutes

Subject matter #tags that describe the workshop

#IGFArab, #InternetGovernance, #IGF, #WSIS+10, #privacy, #diversity, #CIRs, #Cloud #IPV6

Names and affiliations (stakeholder group, organization) of speakers the proposer is planning to invite

1. Charles Shaban, Business Sector, TAGI - Contacted and Confirmed.
2. Christine Arida, Government, Egyptian NTRA - Contacted and Confirmed.
3. Fafd Batayneh, Technical Community, ICANN, Jordan – Contacted and Confirmed.
4. Haidar Fraihat, International Organization, UN-ESCWA, Contacted and Confirmed.
5. Hanane Boujemi, Civil Society – Contacted and Confirmed.
6. Hosein Badran, Technical Community – Contacted and Confirmed.
7. Imad Hoballah, Government, Lebanese TRA - Contacted and Confirmed.
8. Mohamad El-Bashir, Technical Community - Contacted and Confirmed.
9. Ridha Guellouz, Civil Society, Tunisia – Contacted and Confirmed.

Name of Moderator(s)

Mr. Ayman El- Sherbiny

Name of Remote Moderator(s)

Ms. Zahr Bou-Ghanem

Description of how the proposer plan to facilitate discussion amongst speakers, audience members and remote participants

A set of questions will be prepared to cover all the related issues

Description of the proposer's plans for remote participation

No information provided

Background paper

No background paper provided