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North America news

Encryption Briefing: Understanding Its Technical and Human Elements
25 October
Washington, DC, United States Friday 25 October 2019

Encryption Briefing: Understanding Its Technical and Human Elements

Dangerous myths about encryption are being increasingly used to justify laws that erode the basic foundation of trust on the...…

NASIG 2019
31 October
Montreal, Canada Thursday 31 October 2019 – Friday 01 November 2019

NASIG 2019

Building an Inclusive Internet…

Beyond the Palm Trees: Local Action Key to Fast, Affordable and Reliable Internet Solutions in Rural Hawai’i
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Community Networks 30 August 2019

Beyond the Palm Trees: Local Action Key to Fast, Affordable and Reliable Internet Solutions in Rural Hawai’i

To many North Americans, Hawai’i is a place of beaches, resorts, surfing, rainforests, and volcanoes — it’s a vacation...

Day Zero 2019: Bringing Together Young People to Talk about Internet Governance
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Internet Governance 16 August 2019

Day Zero 2019: Bringing Together Young People to Talk about Internet Governance

As we work to foster the multistakeholder model in Internet governance, we must include the voices of youth. They’ve...

Preserving Native Cultures: Vote Now for the Internet Society’s Panel for SXSW 2020
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Connecting the World 14 August 2019

Preserving Native Cultures: Vote Now for the Internet Society’s Panel for SXSW 2020

What benefits can Internet connectivity bring to Tribal and Indigenous communities – especially when it comes to language and...

Ulukhaktok: Community Networking in the (Far) North
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Connecting the World 9 August 2019

Ulukhaktok: Community Networking in the (Far) North

In June of this year, I had the great privilege of traveling to Ulukhaktok, NWT, Canada to talk to...

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North America Team

Mark Buell

Regional Bureau Director, North America

Bethany Davis

Administrative Assistant - North America

Kellee Elkins

Regional Community Engagement Manager, North America

Katie Jordan

Senior Policy Advisor, North America


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