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Internet Society Member Newsletter - December 2011

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Internet Society Member Newsletter
Volume 10 Number 13 -
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Contents
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News
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Internet Society Awards Grants to 14 Community-Based Programs
Internet Society Launches New Website
Internet Society Joins Opposition to Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)
Internet Society Supports United Nations Human Rights Day Focus on Social Media

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Feature Stories From Our Chapters
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Breaking Barriers: Harlem Internet Access Computer Programme
Building Freedoms: The Internet helps Tunisians redefine their world
Conference Alert: Nepal Chapter to Host Local ICT Event
Cambodian Chapter looks at Cyber Security Trends 2011
Australian Chapter Changes Leadership
Workshop on Migration from IPv4 to IPv6 in Mali

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Get Involved
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Find out the many ways you can continue to be an active part of the community

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News
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Internet Society Awards Grants to 14 Community-Based Programs

The Internet Society today announced funding for 14 community-based Internet projects that will transform the lives of people in underserved areas of the world.  This round of grants will support such local projects as: building the first website dedicated to young women survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo; providing Internet and computer education to empower artisans in Bangalore; and launching an Integrative Internet CafĂ© for visually impaired and sighted people in Addis Ababa.

+ Find out more
http://internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-awards-grants-14-community-based-programs

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Internet Society Launches New Website

The Internet Society today announced the launch of its redesigned website with exciting changes to the look, content, and functionality of the entire site. The Internet Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.

+ Find out more
http://internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-launches-new-website

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Internet Society Joins Opposition to Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)

The Internet Society Board of Trustees has expressed concern with a number of U.S. legislative proposals that would mandate DNS blocking and filtering by ISPs to protect the interests of copyright holders. While the Internet Society agrees that combating illicit online activity is an important public policy objective, these critical issues must be addressed in ways that do not undermine the viability of the Internet as a platform for innovation across all industries by compromising its global architecture.  The Internet Society Board of Trustees does not believe that the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are consistent with these basic principles.

+ Find out more at http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-joins-opposition-stop-online-piracy-act-sopa

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Internet Society Supports United Nations Human Rights Day Focus on Social Media

The Internet Society welcomed the focus of today's United Nations Human Rights Day event highlighting the transformational role of the Internet and social media applications in giving voice to people around the world.  The Internet Society is a strong advocate of an open and accessible Internet, and sees the Internet as an enabler of human rights.

+ Find out more at http://internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-supports-united-nations-human-rights-day-focus-social-media

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Feature Stories From Our Chapters
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- New York

Breaking Barriers: Harlem Internet Access Computer Programme
Taught out of a low-income housing residence, find out how the Harlem Internet Access Computer Programme helps seniors and people of all abilities reach out to the world.

+ Find out more and watch the film
http://www.internetsociety.org/breaking-barriers-harlem-internet-computer-access-program

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- Tunisia

Building Freedoms: The Internet helps Tunisians redefine their world

Leader of the Internet Society Tunisian Chapter and Global Board Member tells his story of how the Internet helped Tunisians change their lives.

+ Find out more
http://www.internetsociety.org/building-freedoms-0#overlay-context=what-we-do/issues/human-rights

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- Nepal

Conference Alert: Nepal Chapter to Host Local ICT Event

Internet Society Nepal Chapter is organizing a conference on "Internet for Everyone" in conjunction with CAN Infotech, 12, Nepal's only the information and technology exhibition.

+ Find out more
http://internetsociety.org/articles/conference-annoucement-nepal-chapter-host-local-ict-event

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- Cambodia

Cambodian Chapter looks at Cyber Security Trends 2011

The Cambodia Chapter of the Internet Society had the opportunity to host a special workshop on the main trends in Cyber Security and Counter Strategies in 2011.

Unfortunately the progress in the development of the Internet as an important global tool of communication has also led to ever more sophisticated disruptive activities.

+ Find out more about what discussed at:
http://internetsociety.org/articles/internet-society-cambodian-chapter-looks-cyber-security-trends-2011

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- Australia

Australian Chapter Changes Leadership

November marked a changing of the guard for the Internet Society Australian Chapter when Tony Hill, after ten years as President, decided it was time to step aside.

+ Find out more at:
http://internetsociety.org/articles/internet-society-australia-changes-leadership

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- Mali

Workshop on Migration from IPv4 to IPv6 in Mali

The Mali Chapter of Internet Society, in collaboration with African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC), worked together in organizing a three-day workshop days in Bamako, Mali to help technology experts be able to facilitate the transition from a declining Protocol (IPv4) and a another that is needed daily (IPv6).

+ Find out more at:
http://internetsociety.org/articles/workshop-migration-ipv4-ipv6-mali

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Get Involved
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There are so many ways to support the movement. No matter if you want to share your time or your voice - getting involved is what matters.

You can change the world for your friends, neighbours, family or people you've never met. Yes - you!

Explore the many ways you can help people around the world express their voice, culture, and tell their story.

+ Find out how to get involved at http://internetsociety.org/get-involved

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