Internet Way of Networking (IWN) project

ISOC Internet Way of Networking (IWN) project’s Policy Development Process (PDP) on the Internet Impact Assessment Toolkit. We are grateful that you took the time to send in such thoughtful feedback. The IWN team has reviewed your feedback and incorporated it into the final Internet Impact Assessment Toolkit. can view the PDP report in the member portal. Simply login and […]


The State of Mobile Money in Southern African Countries

By Guest Writer on September 9, 2020 Being a young Zimbabwean who holds no faith in our banking system – mobile money has been a big part of my life. Around 49% of Zimbabweans are registered with a mobile money service. 1 in 2 Zimbos is a significant number and this got me wondering – Is the story […]


InSig Fellowship Oct 7-10 The Indian School on Internet Governance is an annual event organized by four Indian Internet Society Chapters – Delhi, Trivandrum, Kolkata and Mumbai. The objective of this school is to train various stakeholders in India and abroad on Internet Governance and related issues. Due to the global pandemic, the fifth edition of the event is […]


Call for Applications: Internet Shutdown Measurements for Advocates:

Call for Applications: Internet Shutdown Measurements for Advocates: A 6-Week Training on Open Source Network Measurement Tools and How to Use Them, for Advocates in Sub-Saharan Africa October 12 – November 13 Internews is excited to announce an open call for participants for our Internet Shutdown Measurements for Advocates training. Through this 6-week hands-on training, participants from […]

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Applications open! Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy

Diplo is now accepting applications for the 2021 online Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy and the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy with a specialisation in Internet Governance, run in co-operation with the University of Malta Department of International Relations. During 16 to 20 months of online study, the programmes guide working diplomats, international relations professionals, and Internet policymakers through the theoretical […]

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Walmart joins Microsoft in bid for TikTok’s US operations

27 August 2020 The US retail giant Walmart has said it will team up with Microsoft to make a bid for the US operations of TikTok. Walmart told the BBC it thought a deal with the Chinese video-sharing app would help it expand its operations. TikTok has been given 90 days to sell its US […]


Have a GDPR complaint? Skip the regulator and take it to court

With regulators faltering, privacy activists are turning to the courts to get the rules enforced. By VINCENT MANANCOURT  8/30/20, 5:00 PM CET Updated 9/1/20, 7:29 PM CET The shift toward lawsuits hints at growing disappointment with a hydra-headed privacy system that counts dozens of EU regulators | Stephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images Forget regulators. Consumer groups […]

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COVID-19 lockdowns expose the digital have-nots in rural areas – here’s which policies can get them connected

September 2, 2020 8.24am EDT Authors Brian WhitacreProfessor and Neustadt Chair in Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University Roberto GallardoDirector of the Purdue Center for Regional Development, Purdue University Disclosure statement Brian Whitacre receives funding from USDA Rural Utilities Service, USDA Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Rural Development Centers, Institute […]

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How Increasing Broadband Competition Can Address the Adoption Gap

In his latest article, Voqal’s director of telecommunications strategy, Mark Colwell, shares how increased broadband competition can address the adoption gap and reduce the digital divide.  Source Never has the need for closing the digital divide received more attention than in recent months, as Americans have relied more than ever on broadband for work, […]

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The Other Homework Gap

I snagged today’s blog title from Christopher Ali, a professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He recently wrote an article for the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society that reminds us that there is a second homework gap in addition to the one in K12 schools. There are almost 20 million […]