The impact of the recently revealed US government data collection practices may go well beyond the privacy ramifications outlined in our statement: expect a chilling effect on global, resilient network architecture. As governments of other countries realize how much of their citizens' traffic flows through the US, whether or not it is destined for any user or service there, expect to see moves to curtail connections to and through the US.
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Local people know best how to tackle their own communities’ challenges when it comes to Internet connectivity and access. The Internet Society offers support in many different ways to work towards these goals, including the Internet Society Fellowship to the IETF.
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Three weeks ago, on 5 March 2013, I had the pleasure to participate in a session discussing about the importance of an open and multi-stakeholder Internet framework for freedom of expression and economic growth in Africa.
In the reporting period June-October 2005 the group of ISOC Chapters ( Poland, Republic of Georgia, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, Chicago, Washington DC, Texas and ECC) in cooperation with Central and Eastern European Networking Association (CEENet) have been working on the Phase I of the project realization. After initial discussions and task distribution our team has created the underlying database structure, with fully functional Web interface.
Date: June 2010
The project that has enabled the creation of the first Internet Centre in vIbanda Sub-county in Uganda, East Africa. This report narrates the activities of the project carried out, how the grant has been used and also describes both the achievements Outcomes & Achievements
On the occasion of the World Conference on International Telecommunications which is meeting this week and next to revise the International Telecommunication Regulations, it is interesting to note the huge gains that the host nation has made in relation to the quality of Internet connectivity in the United Arab Emirates.
Supports work to enhance the Internet environment in underserved communities
[Washington, D.C., and Geneva, Switzerland] – The Internet Society today announced funding for 13 community-based Internet projects that will enhance the Internet ecosystem in underserved communities around the world. The Community Grants are awarded twice each year to Internet Society Chapters and Member. Recipients receive up to US$10,000 to implement their projects.
The 13 projects funded in this round of grants will: