[Chancellery of the Polish Prime Minister news release] It is time to sum up this year’s prime digital event – the UN Digital Summit – IGF 2021, which closed on Friday in Katowice.
The substantive summary of the Summit – still a draft – is provided in a UN document entitled „Katowice IGF Messages”. Stakeholders can send their feedback about the points made in the document by 20 December.
[NASK news release] A total of 2,688 participants came to Katowice for the IGF 2021 Digital Summit. The event was held between 6 and 10 December at the International Congress Centre. Participants debated the key challenges of today’s internet. The Summit was held as a hybrid event. A total of 10,300 people registered to participate in the event online and in person.
[news release] The Global North and the Global South are divided by a civilization gap. Access to the Internet can be too expensive for people from less developed countries. But also in the wealthy countries, many still suffer from digital exclusion. The fourth day of the UN Digital Summit – IGF 2021 held in Katowice was devoted to providing equal development opportunities worldwide.
[news release] Access to the Internet, which facilitates communication, education, and the increase of professional skills, is gradually becoming one of the fundamental human rights. The development of networks in various parts of the world, freedom of speech, and the fight against disinformation were the subjects discussed during the third day of the UN Digital Summit, IGF 2021 in Katowice.
[news release] Determining clear principles protecting human rights online, fighting disinformation and hate speech, and ensuring access to the Internet for all people by 2030 – these are the most important goals faced by the United Nations now. On Tuesday, 7 December, the UN Digital Summit – IGF 2021 officially started in Katowice, Poland.
[news release] The world is changing as fast as ever before. Smart cities, AI, digital education, the internet of things, and cybersecurity are the key topics discussed during the first day of the IGF 2021, the UN Digital Summit organized in Katowice.
This week Australia’s Internet Governance Forum event, NetThing, is happening virtually with a host of discussions and presentations covering Australia’s critical infrastructure, internet standards, vaccine passports and digital rights, the internet as an essential service, tech and environmental sustainability, misinformation and disinformation, DNS abuse, trusted digital platforms, blockchain, protecting at risk voices, will technology save the planet, adult content online and mass surveillance and democracy. The theme for the 2021 NetThing Forum is “Building Bridges.”
At the very moment that Russia and China are facing more pressure from Western governments to stop malicious cyberattacks, they’ve announced a pact to work together for new rules to control cyberspace.
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