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Posted on October 15, 2016 at 3:29pm
“Allowing broadband carriers to control what people see and do online would fundamentally undermine the principles that have made the Internet such a success,” said Vint Cerf, considered by many as the father of the Internet. He was speaking of a vision shared widely and a fundamental concept on the Internet: Net Neutrality. A term often heard, Net Neutrality is simply defined as the principle that Internet users can connect to any other point in the network. In other words, users…
Posted on October 15, 2016 at 3:24pm
TUNIS, TUNISIA, 4 October 2016 —
The Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (iGmena) program (www.igmena.org), an initiative of the Hague-based Humanistic Institute for Development (Hivos) (www.hivos.org), held its first-ever Summit in Tunis, Tunisia, from 30 September and to 2 October. iGmena Summit 2016 was hosted by…Continue
Posted on October 15, 2016 at 3:00pm
On May 10, 2016, the Egyptian Parliament began working on a new draft of a bill related to cyber crime. This bill was been submitted by MP Tamer Shihawi, and sets out new penalties and sanctions for a number of illegal electronic practices and crimes. Shihawi’s suggestion came as a reaction against what he called "chaotic" and individual "violations" on the internet.
He justified his proposition by the fact that this law aims to protect national security,…
Posted on July 4, 2016 at 7:12am