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  • Internet Society’s Ambassadors to the 9th Internet Governance Forum in IstanbulPlease join the Internet Society in congratulating this year’s cohort of Next Generation Ambassadors to the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) taking place in Istanbul 2-5 September.This accomplished group of next generation leaders work around the globe and across disciplines. As policy makers, technologists, academics, journalists, activists, and business persons they represent the passions, interests, and voices of their communities.  They also represent the spirit and practice of the IGF through their...
    Date published 28 August 2014
  • The Internet, since its inception, has had an enormous impact on society and more recently in the countries economy. In this era, governments are faced with public issues such as combating illegal or inappropriate content and take appropriate measures to protect the consumer, but such things become secondary when citizens can not fully benefit from all the possibilities the internet provides. Some people might think that the internet is not a priority when there are other situations to resolve in a country, for example, seek progress in economic or educational sectors, but the internet...
    Date published 25 November 2013
  • The Internet is not a safe place. While there is a positive knock on effect that children who have access to technology have on those who are underprivileged and do not have access in being able to share tools and learning; tthere is the issue of children harming eachother (through bullying) and themselves (via self generated images), in addition to paedophilia. Grooming is now the biggest issue for kids (alot of which has to do with self generated pictures). What is the differentiation and variation between harmful content and criminal content? The two issues become very conflated from a...
    Date published 04 November 2013
  • In the aftermath of IGF 2013, whether you participated remotely or in person or are currently rummaging through the workshop videos and transcripts, you are likely solidifying your takeaways. Will IGF be another talkshop or will it make a fundamental difference to your work, your community, your region? In the SIDS of Trinidad and Tobago, work continues, striving to make ICT interventions applicable, meaningful and a real difference to people’s lives. By its very definition a SIDS, a small island developing state is an island but the isolated nature that an island geography connotes was...
    Date published 03 November 2013
  • At the 8th IGF, i had the great opportunity to be part of a panel discussing Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) opportunities for developing countries and empowering women. The later is something still missing from a lot of discussions at the IGF, in spite of a series of efforts to make that part of the agenda. But here is why this is so important, in particular for the region I know best, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.While gender gap in access to internet varies massively around the world, for the largest part of developing countries the percentage of women online is far lower than that...
    Date published 02 November 2013