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Two of 2000 at the Internet Governance Forum in Paris

This week our CE Jordan Carter and I have been attending the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Paris, an annual event where governments, business, technical community, academics and civil society organisations come together under the aegis of the United Nations to talk about Internet policy issues.

Solving Digital Divides Together

This week we launched our latest Position Paper, "Solving Digital Divides Together". Policy Director Ellen Strickland looks at why we are talking about digital divides, and where InternetNZ wants to go next.

NZ Internet development gets a boost from conference grant recipients

A blog post from Ellen Strickland, the Community Programme Director at InternetNZ

The Conference Attendance grant recipients for 2017/18 have been confirmed. InternetNZ  are excited to support the nine successful applicants participate in conferences around the world and represent the great work New Zealanders are doing in maintaining and improving the Internet.

Do we need new rights to protect our anonymity?

We think that, as members of a global Internet community, societies need to protect human rights, especially rights to privacy as well as freedom of expression. We also want to put forward our thinking about a new right, related to privacy and technology. But to get there, we need to talk about the GDPR.

Building the NetHui programme

I wanted to invite people one last time to get involved and let you know the next steps, where the NetHui community will start bringing the 2017 programme together.

Conference grants awarded to help the development of the Internet

The purpose of the conference attendance community grants round is to help the New Zealand Internet community participate in relevant conferences and events related to the development of the Internet.

InternetNZ announces 2016/2017 strategic partners

Every year we enter into strategic partnerships with organisations that align with our vision and goals. We work with these partners on a range of issues and provide funding so that they can keep doing what they do best.

We're pleased to announce our strategic partners for the 2016/2017 financial year. We're providing them with $280,000 over the year to ensure they are able to make improvements to the Internet and technology sector.

International expert on human rights and the Internet visiting NZ next week

We are very excited to have Niels ten Oever visiting New Zealand next week. Niels is an international expert in human rights in a digital world, and is the Head of Digital at Article 19, an international organisation dedicated to defending freedom of expression and information.

Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum kicks off today!

Ellen StricklandBlog post from Ellen Strickland, Community Programme Director at InternetNZ
27 July 2016

ICANN56: policy forum in Helsinki

Ellen StricklandBlog post from Ellen Strickland, Community Programme Director at InternetNZ
14 July 2016

Late last month, I attended the first ICANN Policy Forum - the new name and format for the midyear meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). It took place in Helsinki, Finland.