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50’000 signatures against network blocking in gambling law

Today 50’000 signatures for a public vote on the network blocking in the gambling law where handed over. Press release in German: Medienmitteilung: 50’000 Unterschriften gegen Netzsperren im Geldspielgesetz beisammen Referendum gegen Netzsperren im Geldspielgesetz Einreichung der Unterschriften heute Nachmittag in Bern 18. Januar 2018 Gleich drei Komitees haben Unterschriften gegen Netzsperren im Geldspielgesetz gesammelt. Read more…


January 18th, 2018 by | Posted in Networkblocking, News | Tags: |

ISOC-CH at the Internet Governance Forum

In December 2017, the Internet Society Switzerland Chapter took part in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva. Roxana Radu, ISOC-CH Chair, was invited to speak about the Swiss Digital Strategy at the Open Forum entitled Digital Switzerland Strategy – Creating networked transformation processes through dialogue, held on 18 December (the GIP summary report is available here). Read more…


January 16th, 2018 by | Posted in News |

Mix & Match event on 12 Dec

The Chair and Vice-Chair External of ISOC-CH, together with ISOC staff, participated in a joint UN-City of Geneva event called Mix and Match in the evening on 12 December.  The purpose of the event was to encourage residents of Geneva to become more aware of the many international organizations that are based in Geneva. We Read more…


December 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in News |

Conference on The Legal Framework for Countering Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online

The Vice-Chair External participated in a conference at the University of Lausanne on The Legal Framework for Countering Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online, on 8 December. The speakers presented current legal developments in this area, which are mostly about new criminal provisions against terrorist acts and giving new powers to counter-espionage services to block Read more…


December 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in News |

Workshop on Next Generation Internet on 14 Nov

On 14 November, the Vice-Chair External participated in a Workshop on Next Generation Internet.  This was part of a European Union Research and Innovation project on that topic, for more information see: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/ict-24-2018-2019.html The workshop in question was one of many which are being carried out around Europe as part of a bottom-up process to Read more…


December 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in News |

In the media: Richard Hill interviewed by Le Temps

Richard Hill, our vice-Chair External, has been interviewed by Le Temps in connection with the Internet Governance Forum.  As Richard points out, the IGF is a space for discussion, but not decision-making.  One of the topics raised at this IGF was Microsoft’s proposal for a Digital Geneva Convention.  Richard points out that, while the idea Read more…


December 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in News |

Press release VIT series of workshops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Geneva and Zurich, 30 Nov 2017 * * * * * Dear members of the press, The Internet Society Switzerland Chapter (ISOC-CH) and the Swiss p≡p foundation are starting an 18-month long series of workshops as of January 2018 around the Values of Internet Technologies (VIT). This series of six workshops represents Read more…


November 30th, 2017 by | Posted in News |

Values of Internet Technologies workshop series

VIT ‒ Values of Internet Technologies A workshop series by ISOC-CH and p≡p foundation Digital technologies are neither neutral, nor impact-free in our society. This series of six workshops represents a platform for discussions and hands-on training to privacy, anonymity and security online. Concrete tech approaches will be presented and analyzed against bigger socio-political implications Read more…


November 28th, 2017 by | Posted in News, Resources |

Richard Hill re-elected to the Chapters Advisory Council

Elections were held this month for the Steering Committee of the Chapters Advisory Council of Internet Society.  Richard Hill, our Vice-Chair for External Affairs, was re-elected to this position for another year.  ISOC-CH congratulates Richard and thanks all chapters for their support. Nine positions were filled following the elections, one for each geographical region and 3 Read more…


November 25th, 2017 by | Posted in News |

Referendum against Network Blocking in Casino Act – help us fight for a free and open Internet

The new Swiss Casino Act proposes to protect Swiss Casinos from foreign competition online using Network Blocking, i.e. means that are not only ineffective but also detrimental to the free and open Internet. We are participating in the campaign to raise awareness around the limitations this imposes on the Internet and the precedent it creates. Read more…


November 25th, 2017 by | Posted in News, Resources |