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  • An Internet Society event earlier this week reminded me just how extraordinary our global community really is.

    With many of our members in Argentina’s charismatic capital Buenos Aires this week for ICANN53, we were able to bring people together. This may not sound like much, but when our members live and work all around the world - it’s no small thing.

    Date published 25 June 2015
  • 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
  • A couple of days ago, I received a postcard in my mailbox.Yes, you guessed right – my post office box. This postcard brought back lots of memories about the IGF in Bali, Indonesia. Most importantly, it was a reminder of the promise I made to myself and to other participants in my discussion group during the ISOC Chapters workshop. I promised to create awareness in my community. First, I was really impressed that the organizers of the workshop had taken their time to mail these postcards to all participants but then I remembered that the Internet Society strives to make the world a better...
    Date published 24 January 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