Double hammer blow to ICANN and pals’ internet power grab bid as CGI.Br, ISOC and International Chamber of Commerce want clarifications

  The controversial NetMundial Initiative (NMI) – an effort by various countries and organizations to steer the internet – may be beyond saving after a second series of rejections. This time it’s been snubbed by the business world and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).   The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today published a damning …

The Register: ICANN led ‘Internet Security Council’ struggling to launch with just 10 nominations, and one contribution

  Plans for a new internet governance body are struggling to get off the ground after blowback from the internet community itself.   The NetMundial Initiative was formally launched three weeks ago as an open source platform that would enable people to collaborate on internet governance issues.   However observers immediately took issue with the …

ISOC Calls for Restoration of Full Internet Access in Turkey

31 March 2014   Internet Society President and CEO Kathy Brown issued the following statement today:   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 …

Kathryn C. Brown is New ISOC CEO

Brown succeeds Lynn St. Amour, stepping down after 15 years with Internet Society   [Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland – 19 December 2013] – The Internet Society announced today the appointment of Kathryn C. Brown as its new Chief Executive Officer effective 1 January 2014. Ms. Brown brings more than 30 years of experience to …

Blueprints for ICT Success: IESC Namibia

Recently Namibia embarked on an exciting initiative to equip schools with education technology based on the Intel Learning Series. I was lucky to be selected to lead an Intel Education Service Corps (IESC) team to support the Ministry of Education by providing additional teacher and technical resources for two of the first 23 schools to …