27.09.2020, The Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan reported on the introduction of restrictions on the Internet supply in the country to avoid potential provocations. Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani Internet users also inform the widespread blocking of social networks. The Internet Society NGO strictly condemns these steps that hinder the freedom of the Internet, the dissemination of information, and the freedom of expression. In the context of the hostilities by Azerbaijan unleashed in the morning of September 27, the people of Azerbaijan should be able to receive reliable and comprehensive information from the international information sources, and not be deprived of the opportunity to form an unbiased opinion or a forum to express it. The Internet Society NGO joins the call by the Internet Governance Council of Armenia for the international community, working in the sphere of freedom of the Internet and Internet Governance to express their positions on the Internet restrictions in Azerbaijan, and similar actions, violating fundamental human rights and freedoms.See all
Lianna Galstyan, Internet Society NGO External Relations manager organized a workshop on "Universal Acceptance: a technical or a cultural issue" within the framework of EuroDIG 2020.The Agenda of the workshop: Brief introduction to Universal Acceptance.Technical aspects: Progress, Unsolved issues, Success stories.Cultural aspects: Multilingual Internet, Local identity.Stakeholders engagement: Roles, Responsibilities Q&A, Wrap-up.This year EuroDIG was held remotely under the overarching theme “Towards a sustainable governance of the Internet”.Find the recording of the workshop here: <a href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FDqAlPWMMcSg%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2WeiYFkTVuxALXDuzThbpa3xUAwPT0g53_rT-1IRbJHb3IcefjD-0MsQ8&h=AT0GWCIZaPqNebqvM2SygUIRQtHKFbtM8OjUgrYvlJAam9eBS3kdZvvThE8Vy0_k6i1-8o7cI4qTqv6FruzhCefHlVUU1eChPl1fsda63cmSM7_4aAcfV9704gVXCP6Qx-Yh" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-lynx-mode="hover">https://youtu.be/DqAlPWMMcSg</a>
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On March 30, 2021 the "Internet Society" NGO Board Members Anna Karakhanyan, Grigori Saghyan, Kristina Hakobyan, Kristine Gyonjyan and Lianna Galstyan participated in a discussion of research on “Regulation of Hate Speech on the Internet” organized by the initiative of the Working Group on Development of Legislative Basis for the Prevention of Hate Speech under the Standing Committee on Human Rights Protection and the Public Affairs of the National Assembly. During the meeting, representatives of various organizations expressed their views on the research proposals, noting that according to the current legislation, telecom operators and ccTLD manager do not regulate content on the Internet. At the end of the meeting, the UNDP experts were asked to prepare new model proposals and present them to the next meeting, taking into account the clarifications provided during the discussion by the experts of the field.
On March 11, 2021 the "Internet Society" NGO Board Members Grigori Saghyan, Kristina Hakobyan, Lianna Galstyan and Vahan Hovsepyan participated in a discussion of research on “Regulation of Hate Speech on the Internet” organized by the Working Group on Development of Legislative Basis for the Prevention of Hate Speech under the Standing Committee on Human Rights Protection and the Public Affairs of the National Assembly. A report on the research conducted by the UNDP experts was presented at the meeting, where amongst other recommendations, some principles and recommendations on regulation of the Hate speech in .am/.հայ domain name zones were reflected. At the end of the meeting, the Commission undertook to provide the participants with the research for them to get acquainted with it and make proposals.
On 12-21 February 2020, Internet Society NGO External Relations Manager Lianna Galstyan participated to APRICOT2020, DotAsia Board of Directors and Annual Meeting, as well as APTLD77 meetings taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Members of the organization Armen Muradyan and Tsovinar Grigoryan were also present at the APTLD77 meeting. On these meetings Ms. Galstyan made a presentation on .am/.հայ domain names market overview, marketing strategy and the work done.