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.
This.Is.Asia Newsletter Issues
The European GDPR framework, first approved in 2016, came into effect last month on May 25, 2018. In theory, the “new” rules only apply to data collected from European individuals. However, due to the borderless nature of the Internet, many businesses and residents of Asia are also affected.read more
Roar! Leaping into Spring with the exciting 078 Kobe Festival, which took place in 27 - 29 March; an event connecting people, trade and culture with different activities centered around music, film, food, fashion, kids, and anime. I was exhausted from jumping around...read more
This trip to Kobe was like a mixture of of all things good. We held a model ICANN meeting and discussed many Internet issues, met with local and international students and played games together, and had fun with locals during the last two days of 078 Kobe Fest.read more
According to a recent report by MINTEL, London-based market research firm,Asia is slowly being looked upon a promising region for the global coffee market over the past 2 years.read more