Have you heard of the city that sits on the easternmost terminus of the Trans Siberian railway? Vladivostok is the city that bears the honor. Situated in the Golden Horn Bay in the Russian Far East, it is the location for the 10th edition of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum. With just 3 months to APRIGF Vladivostok, preparations are well underway to gather the Internet community under the theme of Enabling a Safe, Secure and Universal Internet for All in Asia Pacific. Join us (www.APrIGF.ru) to share and discuss all the hot issues at the workshops, townhalls and make your voice heard in this years’ APrIGF Synthesis Document.
Welcome news from the global IGF: The German hosts of the upcoming IGF Berlin 2019 are laying out a warm welcome to all, and have announced a special travel fund to the global south with the aim to gather and support a diverse group of participants to contribute at the IGF this November. Deadline to apply is June 30, details available here: https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/supporting-participation-at-the-igf-2019-annual-meeting
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E-Commerce in Asia-Pacific is not showing any signs of slowing down. Over the past decade it has outpaced the global average and according to the Asia-Pacific B2C E-Commerce Market 2018 report, over 50% of global online retail sales stems from the Asia-Pacific region....read more
After a series of intensive training sessions our inaugural edition of the NetMission Academy now draws to a close. Many thanks to all of our guests, which included those from major private sector players such as Google and Afilias, community representatives of ISOC,...read more
(Image credits: #StarringJohnCho images and movie mockups originate from http://starringjohncho.com/)With 2018 being a banner year for Asian representation in media, 2019 is gearing up to be a blockbuster sequel. Promoting inclusion and representation in mainstream...read more
How important is it for Asians to get haircuts from Asian barbers? For many living abroad the answer would be VERY IMPORTANT. The qualities of an individual's hair can vary greatly from person to person, and it is commonly said Asian hair has different qualities to...read more