Author Archives: Rohan Jayasekera

The future of internet governance? I wouldn’t start from here

If there was ever any doubt that the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) was the wrong body to run the internet, you only needed to look at its handling of its own World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT), which ended today in Dubai in a little resolution but a lot of dispute. With the conference [...]

Why aren’t we talking about protecting free speech online at WCIT?

Today is International Human Rights Day, so with the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) meeting in Dubai to reframe its guiding texts, adding a few lines reminding states of their human rights obligations should be both desirable and simple. Not quite. The ITU’s 3-14 December World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) is seeking to update its rules for the internet [...]

A tale of two Australians

Rohan Jayasekera: A tale of two Australians

Friends of Index’s Tunisia Monitoring Group take place in new government

Rohan Jayasekera: Friends of Index’s Tunisia Monitoring Group take place in new government

UAE 5 jail sentences a stain on Abu Dhabi’s independence celebrations

Rohan Jayasekera: UAE 5 jail sentences a stain on Abu Dhabi’s independence celebrations

Wikileaks whistleblowers need care as well as attention

Rohan Jayasekera: Wikileaks whistleblowers need care as well as attention

More guidance needed for judges sentencing Facebook “thought criminals”

Rohan Jayasekera: More guidance needed for judges sentencing Facebook “thought criminals”

When speculation has its place

Rohan Jayasekera: Even in the midst of horror, speculation can still have a place

Georgia out of its mind?

Rohan Jayasekera:Saakashvili’s hunt for Russian spies could be cover for darker ambitions of his own

Birth, death and rebirth of Sri Lanka’s habit of atrocity

Rohan Jayasekera: Birth, death and rebirth of Sri Lanka’s habit of atrocity