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2nd Central Asian Internet Governance Forum

The SecDev Foundation is proud to support the 2nd Central Asian Internet Governance Forum (CAIGF) in Tajikistan. The main purpose of the CAIGF is to create a public platform for discussing internet governance policies in Central Asia. The Forum addresses issues related to cybersecurity, ICT development, internet freedom and regulation. In doing so, the CAIGF...
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Why It Might Be Too Soon to Celebrate Press Freedom? And What Should Be Done About It.

The third of May is supposed to be a day to ‘’celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom.” Given some alarming global trends in media, however, it seems celebrations are far from in order – more must be done to simply protect freedom of the press. Three recent reports have highlighted troubling media trends around...
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SecDev Foundation Funds Digital Citizenship Symposium in Hanoi, Vietnam

Digital Citizenship on the Agenda following Vietnam’s Safer Internet Day 2017  The SecDev Foundation supported a symposium on digital citizenship in Hanoi on 22 February 2017, bringing together national and international experts to discuss the state of digital literacy education in Vietnam. The Symposium on Digital Citizenship and Safer Internet Day 2017 was hosted by...
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Women, Violent extremism and the Internet: Empowering Prevention – 6 March 2017

On March 6th the CIC National Capital Branch, in cooperation with the SecDev Foundation, hosted the event, Women, Violent Extremism and the Internet: Empowering Prevention; Dealing with Risk. The video recording of this event is now available below as well as via CPAC and YouTube: Background information: Our panel of experts discussed the complex role...
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Online Extremism in Central Asia: Repression is not Effective, But What’s the Alternative?

The SecDev Foundation recently co-hosted a Central Asia Security Forum workshop on Countering Violent Extremism Online. One key take away from the forum is the widespread use by governments in Central Asia of repressive tactics for countering violent extremism (CVE) online – but experts questioned if this short term approach is good for the long-run...
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Women, Technology & Partnerships – Countering Terrorist use of the Internet

The CIC National Capital Branch, in cooperation with the SecDev Foundation, present a special panel on “Women, Technology & Partnerships-countering terrorist use of the Internet” on 6 March 2017 in Ottawa. This event is co-organized by the United Nations Counter-terrorism Executive Directorate (UNCTED), ICT for Peace Foundation (Switzerland) and the SecDev Foundation (Canada) as part of...
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CBC: Rafal Rohozinski on Russian Hacking Report

Our own Rafal Rohozinski was on CBC’s Power & Politics discussing the Russian hacking report released by U.S. intelligence officials last week. Listen to the full broadcast below – or catch Rafal at 06:53: Rafal was invited on the show to discuss the U.S. Intelligence Community Assessment entitled “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections“. The...
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