Internet Society Nepal takes pleasure to invite you on its 3rd Annual
General Meeting as per below schedule;
Date: Chaitra 24, 2069, (6th April 2013)
Time: 08:30 AM-01:00 PM
Venue: Union House, Anaamnagar,
1. To discuss the annual report
2. To discuss annual financial report and
3. To discuss on the amendment of Bylaws o the organization.
All the members/online members should take membership/renew their membership should be taken before 17th Chaitra 2013. No member shall have rights to attend the meeting without renewal. This will help us to arrange the AGM in good manner.
We expect your gracious presence in the event.
With best regards
Babu Ram Aryal
Internet Society Nepal
Internet Society Nepal Chapter conducted a training on “Cyber Related Crime under Chapter Nine of Electronic Transaction Act, 2006″ jointly wit hCentral Investigation Bureau and Computer Association of Nepal from 18th March to 19th March 2013 in Kathmandu. Speaking at the Closing Ceremony of the workshop, Director of the Bureau, DIG Kesh Bahadur Shahi cautioned all the security personnel that cyber crime is the most dangerous crime of modern world and need special attention. Referening the program, he added, ” This would be an interesting opportunity to learn how to combat with such situations and would like to thank Internet Society Nepal and Computer Association of Nepal.”
Advocate Babu Ram Aryal, President of Internet Society Nepal and the trainer of the workshop, thanked CIB for the collaboration and offered further cooperation if required as specialized agency on Internet Law and Policy in future as well. He also recalled the implementation situation and stressed on positive actions from the stakeholder to address the situation. Er. Binod Dhakal also thanked CIB for the providing opportunity to serve a good cause.
The workshop run for two days and participated by 24 Officers of Nepal police who are responsible for the filing a case. First Day Superintend of Police Mr. Sunil Shrestha of Nepal police presented a paper on Introduction of Cyber Crime in Nepal whereas Mr. Hridaya Man Shrestha, an ICT Security Expert presented his paper on ” Technical investigation on Cyber Crime”. Advocate Babu Ram Aryal, PResident of ISCO Nepal presented a paper on “Computer Technology Related Crime and Punishment in Nepal”. On second day, Advocate Santosh Sigdel, Vice-President of ISOC Nepal presented a paper on “Internet and Freedom of Expression in Nepal” and Advocate Babu Ram Aryal presented a paper on “Criminal Justice System under Electronic Transaction Act, 2006″.
The workshop was concluded with open discussion with a panel. The panel was comprised of Superintend of Police Nabinda Aryal, Advocate Babu Ram Aryal, Advocate Santosh Sigdel and Hridaya Man Shrestha.
Earlier, opening the workshop, Superintend of Police Iswor Karki wished the success of the workshop and highlighted the Importance of workshop.
The workshop was coordinated by DySP Naresh Bahadur Malla, a life member of ISOC Nepal.
Senior government officials including Minister for Science, Technology and Environment Dr. Keshav Man Shrestha, Chief Secretary of Government of Nepal Lilamani Poudel and Secretary of Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment Keshav Bhattarai expressed their commitment towards maximizing people’s participation in democratic process through ICT at 13th ICT Conference on “Promoting e-Democracy in Nepal”, jointly organized by Internet Society Nepal and Computer Association of Nepal in Kathmandu. Speaking at inugral session of the conference Minister Shakya said, “The conventional democratic process is being replaced by new technology because people are using new technology and equipment everyday.” He also stressed on importance of data for the success of e-Democracy.
Similarly, speaking as session chair of the session “e-Participation” Chief Secretary of Government of Nepal, Mr. Lilamani Poudel said,” Technology has become inevitable in our all aspect of life and thus necessary in enjoying the democratic rights”. Mr. Keshav Bhattarai, Secretary at Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, speaking as chair of “e-Security of Democratic Channel” said, “We need to have a consolidated meetings for coordination among the government offices. He stressed the importance of private sector in innovation and said, “Private sector is innovative so it should tickle government to implement new things.”
The conference discussed on four tracks viz., Infrastructure for E-Democracy and Emerging Technologies, Security of e-Democracy Channels, E-Participation: Changing platform of Democratic Practice and Freedom of Expression Online: Freedom in Digital Societies and one panel discussion on “Citizen’s Involvement on Democratic Practice through ICT”. Dr. Rohan Samrajiva, Keynote speaker of the conference highlighted the importance of ICT in democratic practice with global experience. Dr. Durgambni Patel, Professior of Pune University, India, Ivan Lim from Asia Journalists, Ahmed Swapan Mahamud from Voice Bangladesh and Mr. Anupam Agrawal, Chair of ISOC India Kolkata Chapter were International Speakers. Mr. Richard Lamb from ICANN discussed on role of IPV6 and DNSSEC for e-democracy.
नेपालमा इ–डेमोक्रेसीको प्रवद्र्धनशिर्षकमा इन्टरनेट सोसाइटी नेपालसँग संयुक्त रुपमा आयोजना गर्न लागिएको यस सम्मेलन यहि माघ २६ र २७ गते होटल याक एण्ड यतीमा सम्पन्न हुनेछ ।
सम्मेलन कूल चार सत्रमा छलफल हुनेछन् । पहिलो सत्रमा इ–डेमोक्रेसीकालागि आवश्यक भौतिक संरचना तथा उदीयमान प्रविधि (क्ष्लाचबकतचगअतगचभ ायच भ(म्झयअचबअथ बलम झभचनष्लन तभअजलययिनष्भक) माथि छलफल हुनेछ । यसैगरी दोस्रो सत्रमा इ–डेमोक्रेसी संरचनाको सुरक्षा (क्भअगचष्तथ या भ(म्झयअचबअथ ऋजबललभ)ि र तेस्रो सत्रमा विद्युतीय माध्यमबाट लोकतान्त्रिक प्रक्रियामा सहभागिता अर्थात इ–सहभागिता (भ(एबचतष्अष्उबतष्यल) विषयमा छलफल हुनेछ । सम्मेलनको अन्तिम सत्रमा इन्टरनेट र अभिव्यक्ति स्वतन्त्रताको विषयमा छलफल हुनेछ । यसका अलावा सम्मेलनमा इ पार्लियामेन्ट र नागरीक पत्रकारीता (ऋष्तष्शभल व्यगचलबष्किm) विषयमा प्यानल छलफल हुनेछन् ।
यस सम्मेलनको प्रमुख वक्ता (किनोट स्पीकर) १२ वटा एसियाई मुलुकहरुमा सूचना प्रविधि तथा दूरसंचार क्षेत्रमा थिंक ट्याँकको रुपमा सक्रिया लर्न एसिया ( ीक्ष्च्ल्भ् ब्क्क्ष्ब्) का अध्यक्ष तथा प्रमुख कार्यकारी अधिकृत डा. रोहन समराजीवा रहनेछन् । यसै गरी पुणे विश्वविद्यालय, भारतका प्राध्यापक डा. डिए पटेलले सरकारी कामकाजमा पारदर्शीता, जवाफदेहीता र निष्पक्षताको प्रत्याभूतिमा सूचना प्रविधिको भूमिका शिर्षकमा भन्ने विषयमा कार्यपत्र प्रस्तुत गर्नुहुनेछ । एसीय जर्नलिष्ट एसोसिएसनका अध्यक्ष श्री इभान लिम (ंिसंगापुर) ले डिजिटल सोसाइटीमा अभिव्यक्ति स्वतन्त्रताको विषयमा कार्यपत्र प्रस्तुत गर्नुहुनेछ । यसै गरी भ्वाइस (ख्इक्ष्ऋभ्), बंगलादेशका कार्यकारी अधिकृत श्री अहमद स्वपन महमूदले इन्टरनेट स्वतन्त्रताको आर्थिक पाटो शिर्षकमा आफ्नो प्रस्तुती राख्नुहुनेछ ।
The third South Asian meeting on Internet and Freedom of Expression concluded in Dhaka. The meeting was held on 14th and 15th January, 2013. The topic of this year was “Surveillance, Security and Hate speech”. Internet Society Nepal was also Co-host of the meeting.
Internet Society Nepal and Computer Association of Nepal announce joined hands together to host a conference on “Promoting E-Democracy in Nepal”. The conference will be organized in 8-9 February, 2013 at Hotel Yak and Yati in Kathmandu.
Internet Society Nepal organized a Consultation Meeting on Freedom of Expression on the Internet in Kathmandu on 14 December 2012. The meeting was organized with the aim of consulting stakeholders before finalization of research conducted by the ISOC Nepal on mapping of Internet and Freedom of Expression in Nepal.
In the meeting Vice President, ISOC Nepal Mr. Santosh Sigdel made a presentation on the draft mapping report. In his presentation he highlighted situation of access to internet in Nepal as well as legal, policy and practical hindrances that pose restrictions on freedom of expression on the internet. He analyzed relevant legal and policy provisions along with particle experiences that Nepal has undergone in recent years. The draft report has recommended different legal and policy reform to bring Nepalese provision in line with international human rights standards as scoped out by the UN Special Rapporteur in his report submitted to the UN General Assembly.
The Consultation meeting was attended by senior government officials, regulatory agency, security agencies, business community representatives that include Director General of Department of IT, Colonel and deputy chief of IT Department of Nepal Army, Spokesperson of Nepal Telecom Authority, Deputy Superintendent of Nepal Police, President of ISP Association of Nepal, IT Head of State Owned Telecom and largest ISP of Nepal, media activists and head of other ICT organizations.
Participants in the program agreed that Nepal has adopted technological advances promptly but lag behind in adopting necessary laws and policies. This inconsistency has affected rights of the citizens, including some fundamental rights, according to them. According to participants there is an immediate need to enact data protection and privacy law, amend existing Electronic Transaction Act, Defamation and other relevant provisions. Similarly, participants also highlighted the need to aware citizenry about the use of safe and diligent internet use on the background of rising rate of cyber crime, especially rampant in social media.
The consultative meeting proved very important for the finalization of the research report, according to the President of the Internet Society Nepal, Mr. Babu Ram Aryal. ISOC Nepal has planned to public final research report by the end of January 2013.
By Shreedeep Rayamajhi
Former Chief Information Commissioner of National Information Commission Mr. Vinay Kumar Kasazoo officially launched Radio Program Internet Freedom” and web portal, www.internetfreedom.org.np. The web portal is a resource center regarding internet resources which can be accessed in Nepali as well as English where as the radio program runs simultaneously in 11 different FMs across the nation. Radio program also could be listened from the web portal.
The Radio program and web portal is Internet Society Nepal initiative under INTERNET & FREEDOM EXPRESSION (Defending and strengthening Freedom of Expression on the Internet in South Asia-Second Phase) project. This project is implemented by Global Partners and Associates, UK where ISOC NEPAL is an implementing it here in Nepal and supported by Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK. The main aim of the project is to Strengthen freedom of expression on the Internet in South Asia, with Focus on India, Bangladesh and Nepal
By Shreedeep Rayamajhi
23 November 2012
ISOC Nepal organized a discussion program on Nepal’s position at The World Conference on International Telecommunication being convened by ITU in UAE Dubai from 3-14 December 2012. The program was organized at Yak and yeti on 23rd November 2012. Major Telecommunications/ICT stakeholders including government, regulator and private sector attended the program.
Ananda Raj Khanal member of Nepal Government’s Delegation Team made presentation on issues and agenda scheduled to be discussed and decided during WCIT 2012. He also clarified many myths regarding the role of ITU in WCIT-12. He informed that Nepal being a member of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT), has already endorsed the APT common proposals submitted for the conference by the APT. Previously, Bikram Shrestha, General Secretary of ISOC Nepal highlighted major agenda of WCIT 2012.
During the discussion program the participants from different sectors expressed their discontentment with the government for not organizing any sort of discussion regarding the issue as it hugely affects the use and future of Internet as well. The amendment of the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) is happening after 1988, which highlights its importance and future consequences.
Speaking at the program Advocate Babu Ram Aryal, President of ISOC Nepal Chapter said, “We should not support the European Telecommunication Operator’s proposal for amendments on ITRs to be discussed in WCIT as it drastically affects the use and ecosystem of the internet. The “Sending Party Network” amendment would increase the cost of internet and it would further make compulsion for the developing countries to pay money every time we downloaded any content from the internet which is not practical.”
Similarly, Vinay Kumar Kasazoo former Chief of the National Information Commission said, “The regulations and policies should be made to facilitate the developing countries. The policies facilitating the use of broadband service with lower cost rather than obligating and increasing its prices should be promoted.” CAN President, Binod Dhakal also highlighted the use and effectiveness of internet in Nepal from the customer point of view.
इन्टरनेट सोसाइटी नेपालले तयार पारेको रेडियो कार्यक्रम ”इन्टरनेट फ्रिडम” र वेब पोर्टल www.internetfreedom.org.np को राष्ट्रिय सूचना आयोगका पूर्व प्रमुख आयुक्त श्री विनय कसजुले औपचारिक शुभारम्भ गर्नुभयो । उक्त शुभारम्भ कार्यक्रममा बोल्दै श्री कसजुले इन्टरनेटका विषयमा शुरुगरिएको उक्त रेडियो तथा वेबपोर्टलको सफलताको कामना गर्नुभएकोथियो । काठमाडौं उपत्यकामा रेडियो उपत्यका एफएम सहित प्रत्येक विकास क्षेत्रको कम्तीमा २ वटा रेडियो गरी जम्मा ११ वटा रेडियो स्टेशन बाट हरेक आइतबार प्रशारण हुने उक्त कार्यक्रम वेब पोर्टल www.internetfreedom.org.np मा गई कुनैपनि बेला सुन्न सकिने जानकारी रेडियो कार्यक्रमका संयोजक तथा सोसाइटीका उपाध्यक्ष श्री सन्तोष सिग्देलले दिनुभयो ।