The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) which will be held from 13 – 16 August at Port Vila, Vanuatu is now open for registrations. We have received a total of 108 workshop proposals covering a wide range of topics with Access & Empowerment and Online Privacy & Protection at the top of the list of sub-themes. The draft agenda will be published in mid May. Take a first look at the submitted proposals now at http://apps.2018.rigf.asia/submission/proposallist.
Register yourself and join us for the interesting Internet Governance discussions at http://2018.aprigf.asia.
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JIEJIE, Mandarin for sister, is directed by Asian-American writer and director Feng-I Fiona Roan. Her film won the prestigious HBO Asian Pacific American Visionary Award in 2018. At its heart, JIEJIE is an Asian American story of first-generation immigration experience from the view of a child. We caught up with Fiona to discuss what it was like growing up Asian-American in both Asia and the US, and her next big project – AMERICAN GIRL.read more
Every year since 2010, Global Tiger Day is celebrated on July 29th to raise awareness and support for tiger conservation. And I’m part of The Doubling Wild Tigers – Tx2 initiative. Our goal is to double wild tiger numbers by year 2022 across 12 tiger range countries in Asia and Russia.read more
Last year we wrote about the PROUD Short Film created, produced and directed by Asian American actress Jackie Dallas. Since then, PROUD (www.proudshortfilm.asia) has been chosen to be screened at numerous film festivals both in the U.S. and internationally. It is...read more
Mainly due to increased foreign direct investments and a considerable boost to the manufacturing sector, Vietnam is projected to be the fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia. According to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ recent Economic...read more