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WEBCAST APR 24 – The Role of Accessible Digital Reading Materials in Achieving the SDGs & #ZeroDigitalDivide

On Wednesday April 24 2024 at 3pm-4pm BST (09:00-10:00 UTC) the Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Programme, of the Information and Communication Technology Division of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, in association with the DAISY Consortium presents an international webinar ‘The Role of Accessible Digital Reading Materials in Achieving the SDGs & #ZeroDigitalDivide ‘. The webinar on […]

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WEBCAST APR 23 – NYC Mesh Org Meetup

On Tuesday April 23, 2024, at 7pm EDT (23:00 UTC), NYC Mesh will hold its Monthly Org Meetup. Program JohnB – updates on Olmsted Hub whole-building fiber install Adam Seecomar and Edwin Reed-Sanchez – Youth Action/YouthBuild’s NextGen network technician training program in East Harlem Dr Ron Suarez – Internet Public Commons Platform Cooperative LIVESTREAM http://livestream.com/internetsociety/nycmesh-apr2024 […]

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The digital library management initiative of the “Internet Society Armenia Chapter” PO is operational at the “Yerevan State Theater and Film Institute”

The collaboration between the “Internet Society Armenia Chapter” PO and “Yerevan State Theater and Film Institute” commenced in March of last year. The Chapter introduced its newly developed digital library…The digital library management initiative of the “Internet Society Armenia Chapter” PO is operational at the “Yerevan State Theater and Film Institute” The post The digital […]

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The Internet and Climate Change

As we celebrate Earth Day 2024, the world seems to be on fire. Quite literally with some regions battling extreme wildfires, while other regions are drowning under massive flooding. Sea levels are rising, temperatures are climbing, and ice is melting. Amid all of this, it’s worth pausing and thinking about the Internet’s relationship with climate […]

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IS Armenia Chapter-ի՝ գրադարանների թվային կառավարման ծրագրով են աշխատում Երեւանի թատրոնի եւ կինոյի պետական ինստիտուտում

«Ինտերնետ հասարակության Հայաստան հատված» ՀԿ-ի (Internet Society Armenia Chapter) ու Երեւանի թատրոնի եւ կինոյի պետական ինստիտուտի համագործակցության սկիզբը նախորդ տարի մարտին էր։ ՀԿ-ն բուհում անհատույց ներդրեց գրադարանների թվային կառավարման իր…IS Armenia Chapter-ի՝ գրադարանների թվային կառավարման ծրագրով են աշխատում Երեւանի թատրոնի եւ կինոյի պետական ինստիտուտում The post IS Armenia Chapter-ի՝ գրադարանների թվային կառավարման ծրագրով են աշխատում […]

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Girls in ICT Day 2024

The International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in April every year. To create awareness on the need for more girls and women in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Background The day is an initiative of the Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Rev. Busan, 2014) by the Member States of the International Telecommunication Union to create programs that encourage girls and […]

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The African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2024dsss

The African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2024 will take place from 20 to 22 August 2024 at the Hilton Hotel in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). AfPIF is an annual conference that aims to promote the development of national and cross-border interconnection and offers the African technical community a unique opportunity to […]

A call to the Brazilian Supreme Court to recognize the importance of encryption in safeguarding fundamental rights

On 6 June, academic and civil society organizations from all over the globe make urgent plea to the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil: Protect fundamental rights by acknowledging encryption’s critical value in protecting privacy and freedom of expression, especially for vulnerable groups. The Federal Supreme Court of Brazil is set to resume the trial for […]

Digitally Aware Elections event series

The Brussels School of Governance together with Internet Society have organized the Digitally Aware Elections event series, a platform where the digital policy visions of European political groups are illuminated. The purpose is to be well-prepared and informed about the future of EU digital policy, and how the next European Parliamentary term will tackle crucial […]

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The US FCC Signals a Dangerous New Course on BGP Security

The US Federal Communications Commission recently released a draft Declaratory Ruling and Order in the Open Internet Proceeding. However, there is concerning language (paragraph 46) in this ruling that strongly implies the FCC’s intention to regulate border gateway protocol (BGP) routing security. While the FCC’s motives may be well-intentioned, regulating BGP routing security could have […]

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Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender digital inclusion 

A new research report by the Global Digital Inclusion Partnership (GDIP), Connected Resilience: Gendered Experiences of Meaningful Connectivity through a Global Pandemic, examines the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender digital inclusion, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. The research study supported by the Internet Society Foundation draws on women’s experiences from nine countries in the Global […]

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WEBCAST APR 18 – AFRINIC – Exploring African ccTLDs: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

On Thursday April 18 2024 at 09:00-10:30 UTC the African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) presents another episode in its 2024 AFRINIC Webinar series, with the theme ‘Exploring African ccTLDs: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities‘. In recent years, the digital landscape in Africa has been rapidly evolving, with the Internet playing a pivotal role in shaping socio-economic […]

Statement of the Global Encryption Coalition’s Steering Committee on the Belgian Presidency’s compromise proposal on EU CSAM

The Global Encryption Coalition’s Steering Committee (GEC-SC) is alarmed by the latest proposal for a compromise presented by the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union to advance the negotiations on the ‘Regulation laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse’ (EU CSAM).  We are particularly concerned about: The restrictive language […]

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WEBCAST APR 25 – Columbia Global Freedom of Expression (CGFoE) 10th anniversary – Safeguarding Free Expression: The Role of Judicial Systems in Pivotal Times

On Thursday April 25 2024 Columbia Global Freedom of Expression (CGFoE) will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a full day event ‘Safeguarding Free Expression: The Role of Judicial Systems in Pivotal Times‘ at the Italian Academy in NYC. The event will include CGFoE’s 2024 Prize Ceremony, and is supported by UNESCO through the Multi-Donor Programme […]

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Innovative use of technology in education

As per our earlier posts, we will continue our campaign to promulgate ideas about the use technology in the education sector. As well as share with you information about Ai enabled educational material. Most of the content we are sharing here from the #unesco website. Please visit and enjoy the educational content there. The post […]

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Book Talk: The Secret Life of Data

On Thursday April 18 2024 at 1pm-2pm EDT (17:00-18:00 UTC) the Authors Alliance and the Internet Archive host an online book talk ‘The Secret Life of Data‘. In The Secret Life of Data, authors Aram Sinnreich and Jesse Gilbert explore the many unpredictable, and often surprising, ways in which data surveillance, AI, and the constant […]

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WEBCAST APR 26 – ISOC Hyderabad – Knowledge Session on Universal Acceptance

On Friday 26 April, 2024 at 11:30 IST (06:00 UTC) the Internet Society India Hyderabad Chapter (ISOC Hyderabad) in association with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will present a hybrid multi-hub event ‘Knowledge Session on Universal Acceptance‘. This session will provide an introduction to Universal Acceptance (UA). To create an awareness […]

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WEBCAST APR 16 – The UN’s Global Digital Compact: Considerations on the Zero Draft

On Tuesday April 16, 2024, at 11:00-12:30 EDT (15:00-16:30 UTC), the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, as part of its Global Digital Governance series, presents a webinar ‘The UN’s Global Digital Compact: Considerations on the Zero Draft‘. On April 1st, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology released the ‘Zero Draft’ of the proposed United Nations Global […]