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Applications Open: Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum

The twelfth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18 to 21 December 2017, on the theme, Shape Your Digital Future!

The Internet Society’s IGF Ambassadors programme provides the following support to participants:

  • A round-trip, economy class airline ticket to attend the meeting
  • Hotel accommodation for the duration of the meeting
  • US$400 stipend to offset incidental expenses
  • A certificate of participation after successfully participating in the IGF Ambassadors programme.
Participants should be prepared to pay for any other travel expenses not specifically outlined above. These may include, for example, visa application fees, travel needed to obtain a visa, travel medical insurance, and other related expenses. To avoid undue expenses, it is best that applicants confirm that a host country visa-issuing embassy is available in their country or within close proximity before applying for the IGF Ambassadors programme. Ambassadors may wish to use part of the $400 stipend to offset incurred costs, but please be aware that the stipend is not paid until the Ambassador arrives at the meeting.

Those of the age group 20-40, with an interest in Internet Governance and a commitment to serve the Internet,  who wish to apply for this fellowship, follow the instructions at page https://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/education-and-leadership-programmes/next-generation-leaders/igf-ambassadors-programme

For any clarification, you can email India Chennai Chapter at isocindiachennai AT gmail dot com

Sivasubramanain M

Civil Liberties, Core Internet Values, DNS, ICANN, IGF, Internet, Internet Governance, News, security, surveillance, technology

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

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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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