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NIGERIAN SCHOOL ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE (NSIG) 2020 : CALL FOR APPLICATION

The 2020 edition of the Nigerian School on Internet Governance (NSIG) is scheduled to take place in Abuja, Nigeria. NSIG, convened by the Internet Society (ISOC) Nigeria Chapter, in partnership with other Industry Stakeholders is an effort to build additional Internet Governance capacity within Nigeria.

NSIG helps interested Students, Academics as well as individuals working in the public and private sector to get comprehensive and structured knowledge on Internet governance. It also helps participants to better understand the complexity related to Internet governance and its importance to the future of the Internet.

The 2020 NSIG intensive program will cover core Internet governance issues and will integrate political, legal, economic, socio-cultural, and technological dimensions of Internet governance into a coherent curriculum, focusing on Nigeria, Africa, and the global Internet space.

The school will hold prior to the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) to give participants the practical experience of participation at a National Internet Governance Forum.

Internet Society, Nigeria Chapter, and other industry partners will offer full/partial fellowships to a limited number of applicants to participate in the school. There are laid down criteria to Nigeria residents for the full/partial fellowship.

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2020, and interested candidates can apply via http://bit.ly/nsig2020

Successful candidates will be contacted after evaluation. To support the fellowship program and/or for inquiries, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NEXTGEN@ICANN68 APPLICATION ROUND IS NOW OPEN

ICANN Next GenerationThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has launched the application round for those interested in participating in the ICANN68 Public Meeting scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 22nd June to 25th June 2020. The NextGen@ICANN program is open until 24 January 2020. Successful candidates will be announced on the ICANN website on 24 February 2020.

Prospective members of the NextGen@ICANN program must be enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student between the ages of 18 and 30 and must exhibit interest in ICANN and the Internet ecosystem through examples of current work, activities, public dialogue through their studies, and/or research on the web. Interested applicants are evaluated based on the ICANN set criteria.

Applicants interested in applying for the program should kindly visit NextGen - ICANN for more information.

ICANN AND PTI LEADERSHIP POSITIONS APPLICATION IS OPENED

The Nominating Committee (NomCom) for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites interested individuals to submit applications for key leadership positions within ICANN and Public Technical Identifiers (PTI), an affiliate of ICANN organization.

Unique opportunity exists for selected individuals to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe to help shape the Internet's technical coordination and policy development. The deadline to submit applications is 18 February 2020 at 23:59 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).

The vacant positions are listed as follows:

  • Two members of the ICANN Board of Directors.
  • One member of the PTI Board of Directors.
  • Two regional representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – one from the European region and one from the North American region.
  • One member of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council.
  • One member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council.

Those selected will work to fulfill ICANN's mission to coordinate the global Internet's system of unique identifiers and, in particular, to ensure its stable and secure operation. The selected leaders will make valuable public service contributions towards the evolution of the Domain Name System as an essential global resource.

Applicants interested in applying for any of the positions should kindly visit Apply Now for ICANN and PTI Leadership Positions for more information or https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/icann-nc-submission-portal-2020 to submit their application.

More information on the NomCom webpage is available via https://www.icann.org/nomcom2020

.NG DOMAIN NAME REPORT DECEMBER 2019

 

 

UPCOMING CHANGES TO KIDS CONTENT ON YOUTUBE: HOW THE POLICY CHANGES AFFECT CONTENT CREATORS

YouTube is making changes on how they collect and use data on kids' content on YouTube.com. These changes will address concerns raised by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding their compliance under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

In the coming months

  • Content creators/users will be required to state if their content is made for kids. YouTube will use machine learning to help identify videos that clearly target young audiences. At a high level, content that is made for kids has an emphasis on Children or children’s characters, Popular children’s programming or animated characters, play-acting, or stories using children’s toys, Child protagonists engaging in common natural play patterns such as play-acting and/or imaginative play popular children’s songs, stories or poems.
  • Penalties might apply to a creator who attempts to avoid categorizing their content correctly,
  • YouTube will continue to serve non-personalized ads (ads that are shown based on context rather than on user data) on content that is made for kids. 

Note that though COPPA is a US law, changes will be made on their platform globally.

For more information about COPPA, visit https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions.