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Internet Society Hong Kong -- Chapter introduction


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Presented at ISOC Open Forum at IGF 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Internet Society Hong Kong -- Chapter introduction

  1. 1. Internet Society Hong Kong: Chapter introduction Charles Mok Chairman, ISOC HK Nov 14 2007
  2. 2. History <ul><li>ISOC HK was formed in 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-stakeholders but user-focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-founders’ backgrounds: ISPs, academic/ education, infrastructure (telecom, domain names etc), IT/security, NGOs, and of course, users </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Issues of concerns <ul><li>Domain names and Internet governance </li></ul><ul><li>Formation of Creative Commons Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of information and free speech </li></ul><ul><li>Digital inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Security and network continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Engage and organize user communities: e.g. wikipedians and bloggers </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Internet and IT to the community </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement with Internet community in China </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key engagements <ul><li>Government advisory committees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Task Force on Facilitation of Applications for Wireless and Mobile Services and Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Group on Information Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Responses to Government consultations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation on unsolicited electronic messages (spams) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital 21 Strategy (Hong Kong government’s overall IT strategy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Merger of telecommunications and broadcasting regulatory regimes – “Communications Authority” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital copyright consultation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domain name administration (.hk) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public service broadcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global/regional Internet community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>APRALO, APNIC, DotAsia </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Key activities <ul><li>Chinese Wikimedia Conference 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-organizer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Solidarity Fund </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key supporter for the organizer: Hong Kong Council of Social Services (since 2005) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Key activities <ul><li>DomainsAsia:2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Other forums and conferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsolicited electronic messages (spams etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecom and broadcasting regulatory regime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright protection in the digital environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Book project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging of digital public sphere (ISOC funded) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Key future activities <ul><li>“ IT in Re-Fabricating the City” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the program of “Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture”, early 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HK Bloggers Conference 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Hong Kong </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thank you <ul><li>Charles Mok </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Society Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.