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Freedom on the Net Report

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Internet freedom

Freedom House has released this report on Internet freedom. Posted for an overview of issues worldwide. Freedom House says that Internet freedom declined around the world in 2016.

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Posted as seen published by Freedom House.  Please post comments to share your views on this report.

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The Internet Society Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Programme

Applications for the Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) programme are now being accepted.

016 TIMELINE:

Call for applications open 11-July-2016
Call for applications close 31-July-2016
Successful applicants notified 19-August-16

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the world’s premier open Internet standards-development body. The Internet Society Fellowship to the IETF is available to technology professionals, advanced IT students, and other qualified individuals from developing and emerging economies.

Fellows to the IETF attend an IETF meeting where they are paired with an experienced mentor and are expected to make a positive contribution to IETF work.

The Fellowship to the IETF helps to increase the diversity of inputs to, and global awareness of the IETF’s vital work. At the same time, the Fellows participate in the development of open Internet standards and best practices and make valuable connections with global peers with similar interests.

Travel, accommodation, meeting registration fees, and a ticket to the IETF social event;
Introduction to a mentor from their area of interest to help them prepare for the meeting, network with other Experts, and successfully navigate the week-long meeting;
A stipend for incidental expenses; and
A certificate of participation.

To apply https://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/education-and-leadership-programmes/ietf-and-ois-programmes/internet-society-fellowship

IGF, Internet, Internet Governance

Internet Society opens applications for IGF Ambassador program for IGF Mexico

IGF Ambassadorships are for young Internet Society members who have a strong interest in the issues and themes of the IGF. Ambassadorship awards are available for first-time and returning ambassadors.

Selection for the Ambassadorships is competitive. All applicants must be:

between the ages of 20 and 40
a member of the Internet Society
able to present a strong motivation for attending the IGF meeting
able to demonstrate interest and expertise in issues on the IGF agenda
able to demonstrate experience in leading Internet governance discussions at the international level and in multi-cultural environments
capable of appropriately represent the Internet Society and its views and policies as an Ambassador during the IGF
capable of continuing to work with the Internet Society locally after the IGF.

http://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/education-and-leadership-programmes/next-generation-leaders/igf-ambassadors-programme

IGF, Internet Governance, News, Open Source, technology

IETF 96 remote participation from a Chennai Hub being considered

The IETF 96 is scheduled to be held in Berlin, Germany, July 17-22, 2016. Those interested in remote participation may register at the IETF Meeting Registration System choosing Registration Type: Remote Participant,

If there is sufficient interest in participation from a common Hub at Chennai, Internet Society India Chennai Chapter will set up a hub. Please register your interest by filling up the form, seats are very limited.

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