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Chapter update: Nigeria

Contributed by Giandomenico Massari:

The ISOC Nigeria Chapter, in partnership with The Nigerian Society of Engineers and NEPAD Rivers State, organized an “ICTForALL” awareness seminar in Holy Rosary Secondary School, Port Harcourt on 5 May, 2010. The forum is also preparing to carry out another “ICTForAll” awareness seminar in Baptist High School, Port Harcourt on Tuesday […]


June 10th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , |

Chapter update: Ecuador

ISOC Ecuador participara en el World Summit Award 2010
Contributed by Carlos Vera
Nuevamente la organizacion responsable del World Summit Award, ha confirmado la participacion de nuestro capitulo como la organizacion local para el concurso de los mejores e-contenidos del 2010.
El email al respecto firmado por Peter Bruck el Presidente del Comite organizador indica que por unanimidad […]


June 10th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , |

Chapter update: Colorado

Contributed by Chris Grundemann

The RMv6 Summit was a great event and a huge success for the Internet Society Colorado Chapter. There were more than 250 registered attendees and based on the seat availability in the hall, they all showed up for just about every session.
There were some excellent talks covering many high level aspects of […]


June 10th, 2010 by | Posted in Events, ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , |

Chapter update: New York

Contributed by Joly MacFie
The Internet Society New York Chater is acting as fiscal sponsor for HackNY, a project to steer NYC computer science students into software internships rather than financial services over the summer.
Funding for the project, originally titled “Keep Kids off the Street”, is provided by the Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City-based nonprofit that […]


June 9th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , |

New Internet leaders take to the global stage

[Geneva, Switzerland and Washington D.C., 8 June 2010] – As the Internet rapidly evolves into a truly global medium central to all aspects of human affairs, the need intensifies for future leaders to be drawn from all regions of the world and all walks of life. The Internet Society, uniquely positioned to meet this need, […]


June 8th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Community Grants Programme: Project showcase

Project Title: Educative Internet Service Provider (EISP) project
Contributed by Pablo León (May 2009 grantee)
The Educative Internet Service Provider (EISP) project is an effort to reduce the digital gap in the Amazon region of Bolivia and to promote the use of the Internet in one of the most remote places in the country: Cobija – Pando, […]


June 4th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , |

Internet Society Funds Projects to Support Internet Access, Security, and Policy Development

Community Grants Programme’s 11th round helps extend Internet’s reach and promote key technologies
[Washington, D.C., USA and Geneva, Switzerland – 25 May 2010] The Internet Society (ISOC) today announced it is funding community-based projects around the world addressing issues such as Internet leadership, education, core infrastructure, local governance, and policy development, with a strong focus on […]


May 25th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , | 2 Comments

Chapter update: Australia

Contributed by Holly Raiche
April saw the Internet Society Australia Chapter participating, with Australian Telecommunications Users Group (ATUG), on Forums in Australian most capital cities (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane) on the implications of the National Broadband network for end users. The Chapter has also been involved in the ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement Subgroup […]


May 24th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , |

Chapter update: Washington DC

Contributed by Hannah Miller
DC Policy and Technology Slam!
At INET-DC on 29 April at the Capital Hilton, the Washington DC Chapter of Internet Society held an unique event – a “Technology and Policy Slam” – modeled after the tradition of a spoken-word poetry slam. The Slam, mixed in with a day of panels hosting FCC and […]


May 24th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , |

Chapter update: New York

Contributed by Joly MacFie
Diaspora Project
The dispora project, a free and open distributed social network, borne out of the Internet Society New York Chapter’s presentation of Eben Moglen’s ‘Freedom in the Cloud’ in February is making incresingly bigger waves. Four NYU students introduced dispora at the Chapter’s April monthly meeting http://www.isoc-ny.org/p2/?p=777 . They planned to raise […]


May 21st, 2010 by | Posted in Events, ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , |