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Literacy For A Cause

Please support literacy! It's a great cause to cut those barriers in employment through proper ICT education: http://www.slideshare.net/rustan108/rt-38-presentation-place-based

I am trying to stay warm in my office. We just moved to a new office so my classroom computers have not yet been set up and it's been a long week of moving. I just wrapped up the new curriculum I developed with our team n…


Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on December 5, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Improving the Philippines' Broadband Infrastructure

I found this interesting "piece" that can sum up key Internet issues in the Philippines forwarded by PREGINET (Philippine Research Education and Government Information Network).  Basically, any regular Internet user in the Philippines has to deal with one major problem - why is the Internet so slow? There is domestic traffic but all this traffic is being sent out of the country before returning to the Philippines. Bottom line is - the Philippines needs to set up a local Internet exchange.…


Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on February 18, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Philippine IPv6 Training and Conference Summary

Last January 24 to 27, ISOC Philippines Chapter coordinated with APNIC and among others for a training and conference on IPv6. A summary of those events can be found in the ISOC website under "Monthly Newsletter" on chapter updates. If anyone is interested to read, here is the link:


In addition, one of our Diplo colleagues, Asif Kabani, also presented on "IPv6 in Pakistan" remotely.

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on February 11, 2011 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

2011 Philippine IPv6 Conference and Training

I would like to invite everyone who is interested to join ISOC Philippines Chapter for the 2010 Philippine IPv6 Conference and Training this coming 24-27 of January 2011 at the Shangri-la Hotel, Ayala, Makati City, Philippines.  The upcoming event is…


Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on January 12, 2011 at 5:44am — No Comments

ARIN XXVII Fellowship Program Now Open

I would like to share this great opportunity to the Diplo community for the upcoming ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers) XXVII fellowship program this coming March 2011 in Puerto Rico. The application period opened today, January 11 and will close on the 25th of February 2011. I got this news blast from Jud Lewis, Membership Coordinator for ARIN, whom I have personally met last October 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. I was fortunate enough to receive the fellowship for ARIN XXVI in…


Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on January 12, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Call for Volunteers for IGF Wikipedia Update

Two years ago, prior to the IGF Hyderabad in 2008, a group of Diplo associates started an initiative in updating the IGF (Internet Governance Forum) wikipedia. After the successful re-structuring of the outline and the addition of basic information regarding the IGF, and the outcomes of the previous IGF in Athens and Rio,the IGF Wikipedia space needs volunteers to help update the wiki prior to the IGF Vilnius. Here is what we have accomplished from the last two years:

IGF Wikipedia… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on July 8, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Automated Voting/E-Voting - A First in Philippine History

Having lived in the US for the past 14 months, I await impatiently for the result of the Presidential elections this , May 10, 2010 in the Philippines. There has been a lot of preparation for the past years for automated voting system and with the government spending billions in pesos for this, it came as no surprise when even a day before… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on May 11, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Regulatory Environment for E-commerce? IGCBP10 MENA L Group Shares These Opinions

Participants from the MENA L Group of the IGCBP10 shared their thoughts on e-commerce, particularly on regulatory frameworks. One said that there are no such clear regulations because it is not widespread in their region. People would prefer physical exchange of cash-for-items rather than shopping online and then paying online. Although the concept of e-banking is slowly maturing, many…


Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on April 22, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

MENA L Week 5 highlights: priorty areas on legislation and personal pirating..anyone?

The MENA L group had some interesting thoughts for Week 5 on priority areas on legislation; and personal pirating. On priority areas, one participant simply wanted to add child abuse and pornography as a priority area, and with heavier penalties. At this point, I added a link on "Internet Crimes Against Children" from the US Department of Justice, Office of… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on April 10, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

IGCBP10 MENA L Week 3 Highlights

Building on a new "high," participants in MENA L gave some interesting feedback and insights for Week 3's discussion. The highlights are as follows:

The electromagnetic spectrum–…


Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on March 25, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Sprout e-course - application due January 3, 2010!

This is a re-post from the post I received from TIG:

TakingITGlobal is pleased to announce that applications for the winter 2010 cycle of the Sprout e-course are open!

Sprout is an e-course designed for aspiring social innovators and environmental entrepreneurs who want to grow their project ideas and learn to create lasting changes in their communities. Innovative young people (aged 16-30) around the world are invited to apply to participate in Sprout, which offers a… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on December 27, 2009 at 5:59am — No Comments

Supernova Hub 2009 - A Thought Leadership Forum for Change in the Network Age

I heard about the Supernova Hub through slideshare while I was uploading my presentation on Online Education during the IGF09 at Sharm. Slideshare's Rashmi Sinha is one of the presenter. If I were probably living near San Francisco, I would attend it. Sounds like an interesting event. So I am sharing this link to those interested or who have attended the Supernova Hub and might share some thoughts to some of us about the event. Would appreciate it! Perhaps maybe next year I can try to make… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on December 6, 2009 at 4:42am — No Comments

APNIC 27 - Internet Governance Pulong & ISOC PH

This is a long overdue posting for the APNIC 27 held last February 24, 2009 in Manila. I traveled to Manila and attended this event for the Internet Governance Pulong ("pulong" is a Tagalog word that means "meeting"). ISOC PH (Internet Society Philippines Chapter) recently rejuvenated and participated in this event. Below is the event details and transcripts:…


Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on April 11, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Global IP System and the Consequences on Artistic Expression

WARNING: The following text below are quite long. Interesting facts below that might interest some of you. This was forwarded to me by our ISOC PH president. This is about the CopySouth Dossier which is freely available on the Internet and is also available in Spanish language.


Dear Friends,

The… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on April 5, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Check this: Your International Travel Record

I always seem to find interesting articles at 1:00 AM Philippine time. Just when I am about to shut down my laptop and go to bed - here I am speculating the enormity of how anyone's travel can be recorded by Homeland Security. The link below is the actual experience of the blogger requesting his travel records. I must be that ignorant and not realizing that airline companies do give out our travel information. Should we be alarmed? Did we somehow give our consent to the airline companies to… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on February 22, 2009 at 6:45pm — 2 Comments

News: GSMA Urges Latin American Regulators to Relax Spectrum Caps to Foster Broadband Development

This news was forwarded to me by a friend who handles AT&T business accounts. Thought it might be interesting to some of you. The link for the entire news dated January 29, 2009, is below:


Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on January 28, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

If Your Name is Dr. Libshitz You Cannot Get An Email Address

This is quite amusing. I came across this article from MSN news entitled " Dr. Libshitz Can't Get an E-Mail Address." Now, what struck me most about the article is the fact that Dr. Herman Libshitz's last name is considered vulgar. Dr. Libshitz applied for an AOL email account but he was denied because his last name was too vulgar.

The entire article can be accessed at this link:


I was… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on January 9, 2009 at 2:09pm — 4 Comments

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Will Abandon Its Policy of Suing Music Fans for Sharing Songs Protected by Copyright

I was browsing through some Hollywood gossip (by sheer boredom while my I'm waiting for my meat to simmer - cooking, obviously) and came across this music blog. In the middle of the blog entry, I found this piece of interesting news with regards to music-sharing online. Let me post here the excerpt of this news:

"...the Recording Industry Association of America announced this week that it will abandon its policy of suing music fans for sharing songs protected by copyright. Since… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on December 28, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

YouTube: Philippine Rebels Posted Video of Captive in this Video-Sharing Site

Charice Pempengco and Arnel Pineda gained stardom because of Youtube. Charice got Oprah Winfrey as manager and toured with David Foster. Arnel Pineda is the lead vocalist of Journey - after his video was posted in youtube and, he auditioned in the US and he bagged the lead. Both have something in common - it's Youtube who made them stars.

Now coming from the IGF, I got this news alert from PInoy Press and it's about Youtube.

The Communist Party of the… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on December 10, 2008 at 11:40am — 3 Comments

eTalk: Should we urge a debate on Biofuels?

This is a re-post from my blogsite - blogpost and more pictures can be accessed in:[ http://charity.towerofbabel.com/2008/10/24/etalk-should-we-urge-a-debate-on-biofuels/ ]

One of the biggest power that the Internet holds is allowing people to participate on issues that affect the future. Much of the world’s ills and uncertainties are given a platform for discussion. This particular action to convey insights and reflections via the… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on October 24, 2008 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments



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