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10th Annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum

The tenth annual meeting of the IGF will be held from the 10th to the 13th of November 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil. More than 2,000 participants from over 100 countries are expected to attend and participate in the four-day meeting, with thousands more actively participating online.  The overarching theme for the 2015 IGF, derived by consensus of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) together with all IGF stakeholders is: Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development. Continue reading

UN joins global call to boost online safety for children

ITU photo N joins global call to boost online safety for childrenThe United Nations today joined the global call for child online safety, with human rights experts flagging the need to tackle online child sexual abuse and the head of the UN agency for information and communication technology urging greater worldwide collaboration to ensure what has become a priority for many countries. Continue reading

Tonga to get its first broadband internet connection

Loluhama Mausia, Teacher, Tailulu CollegeHoko (‘connect’ in Tongan) is the current buzzword on the streets of Nukua’lofa. If there is any year the Kingdom of Tonga would be justifiably excited about internet, 2013 is it. As one of the most remote island nations on the planet, the impending arrival of high-speed, fiber-optic broadband internet – made possible through the World Bank-supported Continue reading