Digital Identity Digital Literacy Education

Digirights for Citizens

Digital Rights for Citizens – Free Online Course: The free Digital Rights for Citizens online course runs from 22nd January – 12th February 2019. During the course, hosted by Open Knowledge Finland (OKF), and funded by the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Finnish Foreign Ministry, students will learn about their new digital rights after […]

China History

Isolated from the rest of the world, one woman pushed computing from a geeky obsession into a transformative industry.

The computer pioneer who built modern China By Leila McNeill19th February 2020 In April 1960, China’s first home-grown electronic digital general purpose computer – the Model 107 – went live. Xia Peisu, the machine’s engineer and designer, had just made history. After decades of war with Japan and the Chinese Civil War in the first […]

Education IPV6 RIPE

RIPE NCC hosts workshop on IPv6 deployment in Beirut

Initiative to support IPv6 migration efforts in Lebanon Press Release The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) recently held a training program for Mobile Operators, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and other stakeholders from public and private sectors in Lebanon. The attendees met at the Intercontinental Phoenicia hotel to spend three days together learning […]


Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge Driving solutions for zero hunger and clean water

Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge Driving solutions for zero hunger and clean waterApply human-centered design to create new solutions that help achieve two of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge calls for innovation in two tracks: Zero Hunger and Clean Water.   Zero Hunger (SDG 2): Design […]

Africa Afrnic

Call for Workshops

The Organising Committee of the 12th EAI International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (AFRICOMM 2020) invites proposals for workshops to be conducted along with the main conference. The purpose of these workshops is to discuss work in progress and explore opportunities for new research related to e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries. […]


Livestream Event: New Frontiers in Digital Inclusion

Friday, March 20th, 2020 at 6:30 PM EDT on internetsociety On Friday March 20 2020 at 6pm EDT (22:00 UTC) the Marconi Society will host ‘New Frontiers in Digital Inclusion’ at Silicon Harlem in NYC. Marconi Society Chairman Vint Cerf, Executive Director Samantha Schartman-Cycyk, will be joined by Silicon Harlem CEO Clayton Banks and others to discuss forging new frontiers […]


BRICS countries to build digital sovereignty – Luca Belli, CyberBRICS

Cyber BRICS The push towards digital sovereignty is frequently criticized as a Trojan horse for authoritarian measures. It’s tremendously naïve to think it the only explanation. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are home to 3.2 billion people, 42% of the world’s population. In effect, these countries hold 42% of one of the most valuable […]

Amazon Data

Why Amazon knows so much about you

By Leo Kelion You might call me an Amazon super-user. I’ve been a customer since 1999, and rely on it for everything from grass seed to birthday gifts. There are Echo speakers dotted throughout my home, Ring cameras inside and out, a Fire TV set-top box in the living room and an ageing Kindle e-reader […]

Diplo Education

Internet governance in February 2020

[Briefing] Internet governance in February 2020 What were the main Internet governance updates in February? How will recent updates influence the developments in upcoming months? Join us for our next monthly briefing on Tuesday, 25th February, at 12:00 UTC (13:00 CET), for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments. Remember to register for the […]