Tuesday September 2 2014 the Internet Society(ISOC) held a Chapters & Members meeting at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul. Bob Hinden (Chair of the Board), Walda Roseman (Chief Strategic Communications Officer), Izumi Okutani (Advisory Council Co-Chair), Raul Echeberria (Vice President, Global Engagement), and Désirée Miloshevic (Board Member). Moderator is Constance Bommelaer (Senior Director, Global Policy Partnerships). Topics include: Why ISOC views the IGF as an indispensable element of the Internet governance ecosystem; The relationship between ISOC members and the IGF community; The importance of funding the IGF (the IGF SA); Strengthening the IGF towards tangible outcomes (e.g. IGF Best Practices). A webcast is available via the IGF. The IGF webcast failed early but remote participation was available via webex. Video is below.
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VIDEO: Internet Governance Forum Support Association inaugural assembly in Istanbul #igfsa @internetSociety #igf2014
The Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA) has the purpose to provide stable and sustainable support for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat and to fund related activities. The IGFSA was launched on 1st September 2014 at the IGF Meeting in Istanbul. Video is below.
View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/J29H6UzFEcs
Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/rfypN2sa5blh/
Press Release: http://www.internetsociety.org/news/new-association-launched-support-internet-governance-forum-and-its-essential-role-addressing
VIDEO: @InternetSociety Briefing “Internet #Security and #Privacy: Ten Years Later” @isoctech at #ietf90
On July 22 2014 the Internet Society presented a briefing panel – Internet Security and Privacy: Ten Years Later – at the IETF 90 meeting in Toronto. Discussed were how Internet security and privacy landscapes have changed over the years, challenges we still need to address, and whether we’ll still be using the same security building blocks ten years from now. Also brought up were the societal and legislative changes that have affected the Internet, including user interfaces and risk assessment, privacy and identity implications of ‘free’ online services, and how the technical community can work together to implement more of the existing security standards like DNSSEC, DANE, and TLS. Speakers: Lucy Lynch, Director of Trust and Identity Initiatives, Internet Society; Danny McPherson, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Verisign; David Oran, Fellow, Cisco Systems; Wendy Seltzer, Policy Counsel, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Moderator: Andrei Robachevsky, Technology Programme manager, Internet Society. The session was webcast live via the Internet Society’s livestream channel, video is below.
View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/zqAgLkkRuBk
Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/QpvQ13x8nlpj/
Today Monday June 23 2014 at 7pm BST the Internet Society will hold the ISOC @ ICANN 50 meeting in London. The ISOC@ICANNmeeting brings together Internet Society (ISOC) members to discuss policy related issues and other topics of interest to the members, to share ideas, knowledge, content and experiences and also to connect with the ISOC community present at ICANN. Remote participation will be possible via Webex, and the meeting will webcast live via the Internet Society livestream channel. No live transcript.
What: Internet Society@ICANN 50 Meeting
When: Monday June 23 at 7pm-8.30pm BST | 1800-1930 UTC | 1400-1530 EDT
Phone bridge: 1-650-479-3208 (USA) | elsewhere | code: 921 679 214
Twitter: @InternetSociety | ICANN50
Earlier today, Friday June 20 2014, the Internet Society’s 100 odd Chapters met for a workshop prior to the ICANN 50 meeting in London. The assembly was addressed by both President/CEO Kathy Brown, and Vice President for Policy Sally Wentworth. Videos, by ISOC Canada’s Glenn McKnight, are below.
Kathy Brown (16 mins)
Sally Wentworth (9 mins)
Today, Thursday June 5 2014, at 0900 EDT|1300 UTC, the Internet Society will hold an open webinar to consult with members on Internet governance. As we move ahead into the year with major conferences that will shape the future of the Internet, the intent is to prepare for the WSIS+10 Review, share post-NETmundial insights as well as exchange on IGF issues. With a large portion of the time allocated to dialogue, the proposed agenda is structured with a view to maximizing interactions between all Members and staff. All members are invited to attend.
Webex link: https://isoc.webex.com/isoc/j.php?MTID=mbf448c2f1a18e6e9a2b5302dc0bf3664
Phone bridge: : 1-650-479-3208 (US/Canada) | (elsewhere) — access code:927 984 736
Webinar format (60 min):
- High-level overview for each topic by ISOC staff (3 minutes maximum)
- Contributions from Members, interactive dialogue for each topic
0. Introduction – Putting 2014-2015 into perspective
1. Building on NETmundial outcomes
2. Preparing for WSIS+10 and IGF
WSIS+10 event website: http://www.itu.int/wsis/implementation/2014/forum/
Webcast of last week’s final preparatory meeting http://www.itu.int/wsis/review/mpp/pages/webcast.html
If you are planning on attending WSIS+10, please let ISOC know: https://internetsociety2.wufoo.com/forms/isoc-members-wsis-high-level-event/
WEBCAST NOW: Internet Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony in Hong Kong #ihof2014 @InternetSociety @isochk
Today Tuesday April 8 2014 at 6pm HKT (6am in NYC) twenty-four people who designed and advanced the Internet as the global, world-changing platform that it is today will be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Hong Kong. Representing 13 countries, the 2014 class of inductees includes pioneers, innovators, and global connectors. The 2014 Internet Hall of Fame induction celebration will be hosted by the Internet Society’s Hong Kong Chapter, and held in conjunction with the International IT Fest 2014, organized by the Hong Kong Office of the Government Chief Information Officer. The Ceremony will be webcast live via the Internet Society livestream channel.
What: Internet Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony
Where: Hong Kong
When: Tuesday April 8 2014 6pm HKT | 0100 UTC | 0600 EDT
Internet Society President and CEO Kathy Brown issued the following statement on March 31 2014.:
We are deeply concerned with recent reports that the Turkish government is mandating curtailed access to key social media sites for millions of users across Turkey. Recent actions to implement the Turkish government’s requirement include the redirection of network routes so that Turkish citizens are not getting the correct information from the Domain Name System (DNS). They are instead being redirected to other web sites controlled by Turkish service providers. In addition to undermining core technical functions of the Internet’s architecture, such actions also threaten users’ fundamental human right to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas across frontiers.
Interfering with a country’s routing of Internet traffic not only harms citizens’ ability to communicate and innovate as part of the global Internet platform; it can also lead to a fragmentation of the network at the regional and global levels. Ultimately, the Turkish people and nation are the ones that will suffer, as their voices will be lost across the net.
The Internet Society believes that the Internet is a global medium that fuels economic and social development, empowers users with limitless access to knowledge, and supports aspirations for freedom. Bob Hinden, Chair of the Internet Society Board of Trustees, added, “We strongly urge the Turkish Government to stop requiring the blocking of access to social media sites and to allow full Internet access to all Turkish citizens immediately. We believe that the opportunity to participate in the global information society should never be taken away from individuals.”The Internet Society hopes that nations around the world will come to understand that blocking citizens’ access to the tools of online communication only serves to fuel discord and is not the way to address the underlying concerns of their citizens. Such measures can only undermine citizens’ trust in their government’s ability to provide an enabling Internet environment for economic and social progress.
Today Tuesday March 25 2014 at 6pm SGT the Internet Society will hold the ISOC @ ICANN 49 meeting in Singapore. The ISOC@ICANNmeeting brings together Internet Society (ISOC) members to discuss policy related issues and other topics of interest to the members, to share ideas, knowledge, content and experiences and also to connect with the ISOC community present at ICANN. Remote participation will be possible via Webex, and the meeting will webcast live via the Internet Society livestream channel. No live transcript.
What: Internet Society@ICANN 49 Meeting
Where: Raffles Conference centre, Singapore
When: Tuesday March 25 2014 at 6pm-8pm SGT | 1000-1200 UTC | 0600-0800 EDT
Twitter: @InternetSociety | ICANN49
On Friday March 14 2014 the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it had invited ICANN to make a multistakeholder-derived proposal to take over responsibility for the “IANA functions“, i.e. management of the Internet’s root zone, when the current contract ends in 2015. In response Internet technical organizations, including the Internet Society, issued the following statement:
Internet Technical Leaders Welcome IANA Globalization Progress
The leaders of the Internet technical organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet infrastructure (IETF, IAB, RIRs, ccTLD ROs, ICANN, ISOC, and W3C), welcome the US Government’s announcement of the suggested changes related to the IANA functions contract.
The roles on policy development processes of the Internet technical organizations and ICANN’s role as administrator of the IANA functions, remain unchanged
The transition of the US Government stewardship has been envisaged since the early days of IANA functions contract. This transition is now feasible due to the maturity of the Internet technical organizations involved in performing their respective roles related to the IANA functions, and ICANN will facilitate a global, multi-stakeholder process to plan for the transition.
The strength and stability of the IANA functions within the above organizations (which make up the Internet technical community) are critical to the operation of the Internet. The processes around the IANA functions have always been carefully specified in the communities that our organizations represent. The IANA functions are faithfully administered by ICANN. We are committed to continuing our proven, community-driven processes as we engage in this transition. Our communities are already considering proposals to progress the transition.
Our organizations are committed to open and transparent multi-stakeholder processes. We are also committed to further strengthening our processes and agreements related to the IANA functions, and to building on the existing organizations and their roles. The Internet technical community is strong enough to continue its role, while assuming the stewardship function as it transitions from the US Government.
- Adiel A. Akplogan, CEO African Network Information Center (AFRINIC)
- Barrack Otieno, Manager, The African Top Level Domains Organization (AFTLD)
- Paul Wilson, Director General Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
- Don Hollander, General Manager Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD)
- John Curran, CEO American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
- Peter Van Roste, General Manager, Council for European National Top Level Domain Registries (CENTR)
- Russ Housley, Chair Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
- Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
- Jari Arkko, Chair Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
- Kathy Brown, President and CEO Internet Society (ISOC)
- Raúl Echeberría, CEO Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC)
- Carolina Aguerre, General Manager, Latin American and Caribbean TLD Association (LACTLD)
- Axel Pawlik, Managing Director Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)
- Jeff Jaffe, CEO World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)