Bringing the voice of youth on the digital world to you from +35 countries. We talk about policies and governance, with a focus on online safety, cybersecurity skills, online fakes and all the hottest internet issues. Our opinions are drafted by young professionals from the Youth IGF community.
In conversation with Youth IGF leaders from across the world, Tomas Lamanauskas - Deputy Secretary General of the ITU - heard young people’s input on his three main priorities: connectivity, sustainability and cooperation with partners to make the ITU an organisation fit for the times we live in.
Hailing from a research background in philosophy, linguistics and computer science, I came to the RIPE NCC back in 2016 and took on the role of RIPE Labs Editor in 2020.
Economic sanctions have a very clear but complicated impact on people's access to the global Internet. In this episode, I talk to Dr Farzaneh Badiei from Digital Medusa about how sanctions obstruct access to the Internet.
Vesna Manojlovic is Community Builder at RIPE NCC.
Vesna joined the RIPE NCC as a Trainer in 1999. In 2003, she took responsibility for developing and delivering advanced courses, such as RPSL, Routing Registry, DNSSEC and IPv6. In 2008, she lead efforts to establish IPv6 RIPEness as a measure of IPv6 deployment among LIRs. In 2011, she joined the Science Division as Manager of the Measurements Community Building team; in 2015 she moved to Communications Department as Senior Community Builder, with a focus on organising hackathons.
Vesna gives presentations at many technical conferences and workshops, and enjoys visiting hackerspaces.
Vesna received a Batchelor of Sciences Degree in Computer Science and Informatics from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. She has three children.
Here is an urgent plea from network operators, academic researchers and activists: we must decrease energy consumption and materials usage in Internet operations, governance, and standardisation. This is our only hope if we're to adapt to the current climate crisis and prevent catastrophic conseque…
Chris Buckridge is an Advisor to the RIPE NCC Managing Director on issues of Global Strategic Engagement. He has worked for the RIPE NCC since 2006.
While not a major calendar event for many in the Internet technical community, the OECD’s 2022 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting nonetheless provided a timely and compelling platform for dissecting the challenges, concerns and opportunities of our information society.
Suzanne Taylor is a Public Policy & Internet Governance Consultant. In her work with the RIPE NCC, she engages with a broad range of Internet stakeholders including the RIPE NCC membership, governments, law enforcement and intergovernmental organisations. From 2012 to 2016, she worked in communications at the RIPE NCC and has previously worked as a journalist and in media relations and science communications.
We take a comprehensive look at the five countries and three autonomous regions that make up the Nordic Region as the next in our series of RIPE NCC Internet Country Reports.
Gergana Petrova is the Community Development Manager at RIPE NCC. She helps lead the RIPE NCC's engagement with a broad range of stakeholders, including the RIPE NCC membership, the RIPE community, government, academia, civil society and other Internet stakeholders. Gergana has been working for the RIPE NCC since 2013. Originally from Bulgaria, Gergana studied in Germany before relocating to the Netherlands. Gergana has a Masters in Business Research.
It's time for another Internet Governance Forum! IGF 2022 takes place this week in hybrid format. This year's overarching theme is "Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future". Check this page for regular updates from RIPE NCC staff on the issues, arguments and opinions discussed…
Dr. Farzaneh Badiei is the founder of Digital Medusa, an initiative that focuses on protecting the core values of our global digital space with sound governance. For the past decade, Dr Badiei has directed and led projects about Internet and social media governance.She has undertaken research at Yale Law School, Georgia Institute of Technology and the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. Her focus is on governance issues related to Internet infrastructure and social media platforms.
In a project funded by the RIPE NCC, Digital Medusa is undertaking research into the impact economic sanctions have on access to the Internet.
Maarten work as senior internet technologist at NLnet Labs. NLnet Labs is a not-for-profit foundation with the mission to develop open source software and open standards for the benefit of the Internet, particularly in the area of DNS and (BGP) routing. Maarten's role is to bring Labs' expertise to policy making bodies, including governments, regulators and multi-stakeholder forums.
The team over at NLnet Labs is closely following a legislative proposal by the European Commission affecting almost all hardware and software on the European market. The Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) intends to ensure cybersecurity of products with digital elements by laying down requirements and obli…
Anastasiya Pak is the Marketing & Communications officer at RIPE NCC. Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, Anastasiya led the communications department at an international NGO. She started her career as a TV journalist in Uzbekistan, where she authored several programmes and documentaries, including “Women’s success”, a series which aimed at promoting gender equality and women empowerment in Uzbekistan.
Although the state of the Internet in Central Asia is in some ways diverse across the region, certain shared geographical, political, and technical factors create unique challenges for local Internet communities. Ahead of the first Central Asia Peering and Interconnection Forum (CAPIF 1), we caught…