3 African initiatives win 7000USD from the 2015 Miss.Africa Seed Fund

Three African girls and women STEM initiatives have won a total of 7,000 United States Dollars from the inaugural Miss.Africa Seed Fund from the Miss. Africa Initiative, a pan-african trust program of DotConnectAfrica (DCA).   Over 90 applicants from more than 18 Countries in Africa across the African continent applied for the Fund. Among the …

DCA Trust Slams AUC Commissioner of Infrastructure’s interference letter to ICANN Geographic Panel

The CEO of DCA Trust has written a cautionary letter to the ICANN following an unsolicited letter by the Africa Union Commissioner of Infrastructure, Elham Ibrahim to the independent geographic names evaluation panel on 29th August 2015 following the July 2015 ruling where DCA Trust successfully fought and won against ICANN for the .africa handling. …

Putin plays cat and mouse with Russian online critics

  MOSCOW (Reuters) – Before the Internet, Anton Nossik remembers painstakingly copying out Soviet dissident Joseph Brodsky’s forbidden writings on a clattering typewriter for samizdat publications.   On his popular blog, the online media entrepreneur now instructs readers on ways to use new technology to get around online censorship, warning them: “There’s not much time …

India’s Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to unveil dot Bharat domain name

  Minister of Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will be unveiling the dot Bharat domain name on August 21 in New Delhi to facilitate multi-lingual Internet access, NIXI chief executive Dr Govind told ET.   The autonomous body National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) …

Obama Contradicts FCC Chief on Fast Lanes, Net Neutrality Backers Say

  The Internet must remain open and accessible to all so that the “next Google and the next Facebook” have the opportunity to succeed, President Barack Obama declared on Tuesday, in his strongest comments on net neutrality since the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to craft new Open Internet rules. “One of the issues around Net Neutrality is …

Filipino hackers wage cyberwar on Chinese Web sites

  Attention this week has centered on the covert cyberwar taking place between the United States and China. Chinese authorities pointed to the supposed hypocrisy of Washington leveling cyberspying charges against China, even while the United States maintains its own vast network of clandestine surveillance and monitoring.   There are myriad other stealth attacks launched …

Secret September ICANN Board Resolution sanctions Fadi’s Internet Governance Initiatives

  ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade told members of its GNSO Council in Buenos Aires this morning that his recent initiatives resulting in the recent Montevideo Statement on Internet governance and the spring 2014 meeting on this subject to be held in Brazil were sanctioned by a September 15th ICANN Board resolution that has been withheld …

Sophia Bekele Blocked by AUC from ITU event over Dotafrica Dispute

  In an ongoing controversy that involves ICANN being in favor of South Africa’s ZA Central Registry NPC as the managers of the Dot .Africa gTLD, another applicant appears to have been barred from an International Telecommunication Union event. Sophia Bekele, an Ethiopian entrepreneur, is a business and corporate executive, an International entrepreneur, corporate governance… …