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  • This year, the Internet Society celebrates its 25th anniversary.  Our own history is inextricably tied to the history of the Internet. We were founded in 1992 by Internet pioneers who believed that “a society would emerge from the idea that is the Internet” – and they were right. As part of the celebration, this September we will launch a comprehensive report that details the key forces that could impact the future of the Internet. The report will also offer recommendations for the Future and we need your input. Our work on this started last year, when we engaged with a broad community...
    Date published 24 May 2017
  • We are young.  We have a bunch of emotions, energy and dreams.  As young people, we truly believe that our world can get better. Most of the time we do not have fears. We try new things, new trends, new food, and new technology. We are open to hear new ideas and fight for new causes. All this helps us to come up with innovative ideas.  I have seen lots of great ones! Some of you have developed these ideas, and now you have projects, groups, businesses, and movements. However, not all of these ideas get the attention that they deserve.  But now you have the chance. ...
    Date published 25 April 2017
  • Today, the Internet Society hosted a special Community Forum, “Youth on the Internet.” Hundreds of participants from across 6 continents joined the conversation to share their views on what the Internet means to them. A special thanks to our Next Generation Leaders who were panellists - Evelyn Namara (Uganda), Veronica Arroyo (Peru), Yuza Setiawan (Indonesia) for a vibrant discussion on topics such as how young people can address privacy and security concerns, and how the Internet can help close the gender gap. We also launched the new "25 Under 25” initiative. In celebration of the Internet...
    Date published 16 March 2017
  • Meeting Summary (11 May 2017) Professor Dr Erik Huizer Chief Technology Officer, SURFnet; Research Associate, University of Utrecht; Internet Hall of Fame Inductee  Syed Ismail Shah Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunications Authority James Arroyo OBE The Ditchley Foundation Dr Unoma Ndii Okorafor Founder & CEO, WAAW Foundation; Co-Founder & CEO, Radicube Technologies  Rebecca MacKinnon Director, Ranking Digital Rights, New America Introduction With the rise of the Internet in recent decades, its impact on society has been transformative at multiple levels – including in...