Local events

Aug
25

Meeting at Innovative Ethnic Regional Center

25 Aug - 25 Aug
Etchmiadzin

On August 25, the Vice President of Internet Society NGO Grigori Saghyan had a presentation on "How the Internet works and is managed" to the students of the "Innovative Ethnic Regional Center" at the ICRC "Armenian Cross Border".

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Jun
15

Regithon 2018

15 Jun - 16 Jun
Tsakhkador

On June 15-16, 2018, Internet Society NGO and Internet Technologies Center LLC launched a two-day meeting with registrars taking place in Multi Rest House in Tsakhkadzor city. Representatives of all Armenian registrar companies, as well as participants from RA Police and NSS, took part in the inaugural meeting. The outdoor meeting format became an important innovative platform to better get to know each other and to discuss issues concerning the community. The meeting started with a welcome speech by Arman Nersisyan, Director of Internet Society NGO, noting that the key objective of the meeting should be the defining and adoption of the correct and clear ways of dealing with emerging issues. Among the speakers were Anna Karakhanyan, David Karapetyan, Alexandra Kulikova (ICANN, remotely), Hrachya Hakobyan, Yuri Kargapolov (Ukraine) and Aram Orbelyan. Topics covered include web security in Armenia, ICANN and WHOIS, domain name registration policy, Ukrainian experience of domain name disputes, arbitration rules for domain name dispute resolution. The discussions were summed up with confidence to hold such meetings regularly enabling to seek joint solutions to raised issue in a more relaxed and trustworthy atmosphere. To sum up, we look forward to effective work with all registrars and we intend to further deepen cooperation and engagement within the community.

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May
29

Meeting with the Deputy Minister

29 May - 29 May
Yerevan

On May 29 the First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of the Republic of Armenia Hakob Arshakyan had a meeting with the representatives of «Internet Society" NGO, "Armenian Union of Operators" IAM and "Association of Cable Television Broadcasters of Armenia". The participants congratulated the newly appointed Deputy Minister on assuming office. During the meeting participants discussed current issues of the sphere and possible ways of promoting beneficial processes. The meeting was summed up with an active and constructive discussions of the issues raised by the participants and with the expectations of future regular meetings.

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May
05

ArmSIG | Intellectual property and trademarks

5 May - 5 May
Yerevan

On May 5, Sarkis Knyazyan, a licensed patent lawyer and a licensed litigator specialized in intellectual property law, founder of Knyazyan & Partners Law Office, delivered a lecture on intellectual property and trademarks at the Armenian School on Internet Governance. He presented to students the details of the field, how intellectual property is protected and what can be done if they are breached.

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Apr
26

Girls in ICT

26 Apr - 26 Apr
Yerevan

This year, Internet Society NGO for the first time has organized an event dedicated to "Girls in ICT" Day. The objective of the event was to create an environment where the participation and achievements of girls and women in ICT are encouraged. The event was organized in a "Round Table" format, with face-to-face and remote participation of experienced and successful women and young girls using information technologies. Participants with diverse professional skills talked about their activities as well as about how IT helps them achieve success in their work. At the end of the event, the participants highly appreciated the importance of such meetings and expressed their desire to make it regular, promoting the atmosphere of cooperation.

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Apr
21

ArmSIG | Cybersecurity in Russia and IG Ecosystem

21 Apr - 21 Apr
Yerevan

The topic of April 21 meeting was cyber security, and our special guest was Leonid Todorov, APTLD General Manager. He presented the situation of cyber security in Russia and made comparisons with that of in Armenia. Participants actively inquired about the parallels in both countries, as well as asked questions about the Internet governance ecosystem.

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Apr
14

ArmSIG | Human Rights online and offline

14 Apr - 14 Apr
Yerevan

Elena Dodonova, the representative from the Council of Europe, delivered a speech on human rights at the Armenian School on Internet Governance. She presented in detail the approaches and guidelines of the Council of Europe on human rights online and offline. The participants had the opportunity to direct their concerns and inquiries to the lecturer through questions and answers.

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Apr
11

Registrars | Training on GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

11 Apr - 11 Apr
Yerevan

On April 11, the Internet Society NGO organized a workshop for Registrar companies on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set by the European Union entering into force on 25 May, 2018. After the presentation of the main aspects, the participants of the workshop expressed their concerns about the (non)compliance consequences of GDPR.

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Apr
07

ArmSIG | Privacy and data protection

7 Apr - 7 Apr
Yerevan

Gevorg Hayrapetyan from the Personal Data Protection Agency of the Republic of Armenia, presented the key issues of personal data protection at the Armenian School on Internet Governance. He noted that the main task of the sphere is to protect a person from unjustified interference and encroachment in his/her personal life. He presented real facts and cases. The training was wrapped up with many interesting questions related to the topic.

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