Beyond the Net Journal: Sénégal Chapter #1 Episode
Thieyetou est un village du nord-ouest du Sénégal situé à 27km de la ville la plus proche et difficilement accessible. Sa population rencontre également des difficultés d'accès à l'information et à l'éducation. De même, sa distance de la ville rend l'entretien du matériel informatique presque impossible, les techniciens doivent venir de la ville.
Actuellement, plus de deux cents trente élèves fréquentent l’école primaire qui accueille aussi les étudiants d'autres localités autour (Garame, Ndari, Koure, Ndialigue), la plupart n’ayant jamais...
Date published 03 February 2017
Accès à Internet pour l'Ecole Elémentaire de Thiayetou, Access, Africa, Beyond the Net, Beyond the Net Funding Programme, Beyond The Net News, Children and the Internet, E-Daara de Thiayetou, Internet Access, Open Internet, Région de Diourbel, Senegal, Thieytou Primary School, www.esp.sn, Chapter
Beyond the Net Journal: Harlem – New York. Meeting Up With HICAP students after 6 years to recall how the Internet can change seniors lives for the better.
The Internet is able to keep seniors engaged in a variety of ways that were not imaginable a few decades ago. The Harlem Internet Computer Access Program, started in 2010 by the US New York Chapter and funded by a Community Grant, is still a shining example of how the Internet can be a great resource for seniors. The project provided Internet access and computer education to low-income, disabled senior citizens. HICAP’s impact to the...
Date published 22 November 2016
Barbara Stephens, Beyond the Net Funding Programme, BNet Journal, BNet News, Community Grants, Connectivity, Disability Inclusion, Education, Harlem Internet Computer Access, Harlem seniors, HICAP, Internet Development, Internet Access, Internet and seniors, Internet funding, Internet grants, Internet Society, Internet Society Grants, Joly MacFie, Joyce Walker, Merle Bush, New York Chapter, North America, Open Internet, SDG, social benefits, sustainable development
Today the World Economic Forum published their Global Information Technology Report 2015. This year’s theme is "ICT for Inclusive Growth,” examining how developing and emerging economies are exploiting the potential of ICTs to drive economic transformation. We are proud to have contributed a chapter entitled ‘E-Entrepreneurship on the Open Internet’, in which we highlight the opportunities for innovation that are created by the Internet.
The theme of our own first annual Global Internet Report was "Open and Sustainable Access for All" and one of the case studies was...
Date published 15 April 2015
UNESCO, CONNECTing the Dots, 3-4 March 2015
“Over the past decade the focus has been on the Internet technology’s development; I believe the next decade will be about policy and governance.” This concluding statement from Bill Dutton (Professor at the Michigan State University) at the UNESCO Connecting the Dots Conference that ended last Wednesday sets the stage of the year-long discussion ahead of us, leading to the WSIS 10-year Review.
Three hundred participants gathered this week in Paris to discuss how the Internet affects access to information and knowledge, freedom of expression,...
Date published 06 March 2015
By Lyman Chapin, Interisle Consulting Group Founder and Principal, and Sally Wentworth, Internet Society Vice President, Global Policy DevelopmentThis week at the IGF, many discussions will focus on how to develop Internet public policies in a wide range of areas in support of an “open Internet.” Janis Karklins, chair of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), answers his own question about why so many people are coming to Istanbul: "The answer is clear,” he states, “all of these stakeholders care about maintaining a free, open, interoperable, stable...
Date published 03 September 2014
Recently a young engineer in Togo, Kodjo Afate Gnikou, had an inspiration. Surveying the electronic waste being deposited across West Africa, he designed and built a 3D printer using discarded parts from computers and scanners, which costs $100 and is named the W.Afate, combining the name of the incubator where he works, WoeLab, and his own name.
In many ways this is a typical story of turning inspiration into innovation, an inventor seeing opportunity where others see challenges. However, what is remarkable is how this was made possible by the open Internet, in ways not...
Date published 16 June 2014
Read our full publication on The Value of Openness for a Sustainable Internet
Although the Internet’s original architects likely did not intentionally conceive the Internet as a tool to advance human rights, the principles they built into its design support basic participatory ideals. In many ways, the Internet has proven to be a powerful tool for promoting the potential of a more open and inclusive society. In some parts of the world, the Internet has encouraged lively participatory social development, promoted access to and sharing of information and knowledge, fostered online...
Date published 25 October 2013
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.
Let's consider how it happens. The reality is that it may be cheaper, easier, and faster to send a packet from Vancouver (Canada) to Toronto (Canada) via...
Date published 17 June 2013
Access, Fragmentation, Global, Global, Internet Freedom, Internet Governance, Internet infrastructure, Networks & Trust, Open Internet, Privacy & Identity, Transparency
Good afternoon – it’s a pleasure to join you today and to be part of this wonderful event celebrating the 10-year anniversary of LACNIC. And, I would like to congratulate LACNIC for a very impressive set of achievements and impacts over its first decade.
The Regional Internet Registries (RIR’s) play a central role in the Internet Ecosystem, as do of course many others. The Internet Ecosystem is a term we use to describe the organizations and communities that guide the operation and development of the technologies and infrastructure that make up the global...
This infographic explains the idea that when it comes to Internet security and resilience, the traditional approach of just protecting our own assets is not good enough – the Internet demands a sense of collective stewardship and shared responsibility to be truly secure and truly resilient to attack.
There are several technologies and best practices available to mitigate these risks. Implementing them has costs, but through collective action we are creating a safer global network – a benefit that is hard to overestimate.
Cybersecurity, DNSSEC, Infographic, Internet infrastructure, Internet security, Internet security and resilience, Open Internet, Open Internet Standards, Resilience, Routing Security, Security, Standards, Technology