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The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2020

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2020. https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2020/    Virtual Workshops and Special Tracks: Starting from 22 June 2020Final Week: 7–10 September 2020 The WSIS  forum represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The WSIS Forum is co-organized by the ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line […]

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2020 ICANN Community Excellence Award Honors Olivier Crépin-Leblond

22 June 2020 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 22 June 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is honored to announce the recipient of the 2020 Community Excellence Award is Olivier Crépin-Leblond. The Community Excellence Award honors members of the ICANN community who have invested in consensus-based solutions and contributed in a […]

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Panel: Information Inequity and Other Fault Lines Revealed by the Pandemic

Information Inequity and Other Fault Lines Revealed by the PandemicWednesday, April 29 Time , 4:00pm – 5:00pm The epidemic revealed what many of us have been working against for decades: the most vulnerable among us are disproportionately impacted by inequitable access to information. This online panel discussion will center those in our communities who are […]

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### Grants, Fellowships, & Awards ###

IndelaDeadline: April 30, 2020https://indela.fund/ The International Center for Not-for-Profit LawCFP: Countering Online Violence against Women Human Rights DefendersDeadline: April 30, 2020https://mk0rofifiqa2w3u89nud.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/Call-for-Proposals_Online-Space-for-WHRDs_Public_03.03.2020-Final.pdf Digital Defenders Partnership (Hivos)Sustainable Protection Fundinghttps://www.digitaldefenders.org/funding/sustainable-protection-funding/Deadline: May 22, 2020 Digital Defenders Partnership (Hivos)Regional Partnership FundingDeadline: May 22, 2020https://www.digitaldefenders.org/funding/regional-partnership-funding/ FRIDAAwards and Grants for Internet Strengthening in Latin America & theCaribbeanDeadline: May 22, 2020https://programafrida.net/en United for […]

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Imagine Online School in a Language You Don’t Understand

The parents of millions of American schoolchildren are not fluent in English, presenting an extra challenge to learning at home. By Rikha Sharma Rani OAKLAND, Calif. — Like many parents, Zainab Alomari has spent the last month trying to help her children learn at home. But unlike most, she has been talking to teachers and working […]

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Coronavirus pandemic exposes why America’s digital divide is dangerous

The most important public health intervention — social distancing —will be unsustainable without a major investment in digital preparedness Daniel CastroOpinion contributorAD0:11 In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the United States discovered it was wholly unprepared for a major terrorist threat and the nation had to fundamentally reinvent its domestic security program. Today, it is evident […]

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Coronavirus forces UN Security Council to approve resolutions remotely

Diplomats votes for four resolutions, including the extension of UN missions in both Somalia and Darfur until end of June and end of May respectively, electronically. Tuesday 31/03/2020 Remote voting UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council on Monday for the first time approved resolutions remotely after painstaking negotiations among diplomats who are teleworking due […]

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Expensive data tarrifs a challenge for info-hungry Zimbabweans

Last updated Apr 1, 2020 24,836 By Nyashadzashe Ndoro Most Zimbabweans will find it difficult working from home and stay informed during the coronavirus lockdown due to limited access to internet in a country ranked among one of the most expensive for data tarrifs, says the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Zimbabwe). On March 27, the […]