In conversation with ‘the father of the Internet’

Today Lisa Frising, Warda Imran, and Veronica Sirianni interviewed Vint Cerf, one of the ‘fathers of the Internet’, co-designer of TCP/IP. He was one of the keynote speakers at the opening panel of IGF 2019 titled #NextGenIGF. Continue reading In conversation with ‘the father of the Internet’

United Nations want more diversity in digital debate

By Rachael Davies Speaking on a panel on Internet Governance and Digital Cooperation at the annual IGF conference, Fabrizio Hochschild, Under-Secretary-General of the UN, put out a stern warning against the internet becoming too divided. “A fractured internet is a serious threat to the open, free, and safe internet that was envisioned by its Founding Fathers”, Hochschild said.  The high-ranking official drew a line between … Continue reading United Nations want more diversity in digital debate

Monitoring Internet Freedom in Russia

A conversation with human rights activist Leonid Volkov By Ian Marsden Leonid Volkov is a Russian political activist and the founder of Internet Protection Society (IPS), an NGO he set up to monitor Internet freedom in Russia and push back against potential state repression. Since it was founded in 2017, he has been arrested seven times and spent more than 200 days in prison. Most … Continue reading Monitoring Internet Freedom in Russia