The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Internet Society Hong Kong Limited will be held on 22-Dec-2020 (Tuesday).
The Election of the Board of Directors will be held in the AGM. Five seats of the Board will be opened for election, with four seats for the full member category and one seat for the general member category. For joining the election, please fill in the appropriate nomination form and submit the form on or before 15 Dec 2020.
Annual General Meeting 2020
Date: 22nd December 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm (please be punctual)
Venue: Oursky, Room B, 10/F, Great Wall Building, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong (You may also choose to attend online with our meeting room link)
Participants:Internet Society Hong Kong members only
Registration: Please email your name to [email protected] with subject “Registration for AGM 2020”
Hong Kong Internet Governance Forum: Is the National Security Law Hong Kong’s Great Firewall?
Date: 18 NOV
Time: 7pm – 9pm
On July 1, Hong Kong’s sweeping new national security law came into effect. Though the law doesn’t target the technology sector per se, Article 9 stipulates that the Hong Kong government “shall employ necessary measures to strengthen publicity, guidance, oversight and management in schools, social organizations, media, networks and other matters related to national security,” with “networks” here referring to the internet.
Though it still seems unclear how the law may practically be carried out, we can already see such a chilling effect. Facebook, Google and Twitter suspended user info requests from the Hong Kong government, some VPN firms shut down Hong Kong servers, the mobile app ‘Eat With You’ which labels local eateries supportive of the Hong Kong protesters terminated its service. Not to mention some residents have started to delete their Twitter accounts and messages over security law concerns.
※Antony Dapiran – Hong Kong-based writer and lawyer, author of the book ‘City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong’
※Ho Wa Wong – Founder of g0vhk
※Edwin Chu – Co-founder of Enyk Security
※Sharron Fast – Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC)
In this Webinar, we have invited experts from different aspects to talk about how the security will affect Hong Kong citizens’ online activities, as well as how it may affect tech entrepreneurs and larger companies as they go about their day-to-day operations and long-term plans. And how can the tech civil society deal with this situation.
[Webinar] Data for Environment: From Insight to Action
Prof. Rolien Hoyng, School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK and the Internet Society Hong Kong are organising Data for Environment: From Insight to Action. We invite you to join our webinar discussing the role of data in tackling the environmental problems that cities like Hong Kong are facing.
The event explores how better access to, and use of, data can contribute to social innovation and awareness of environmental threats such as pollution and waste. What kinds of data would be necessary and what can be done with them? What can Open Data mean for stakeholders such as environmental NGOs and how can they push for it?
Prof. Daisy Tam, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, HKBU
Prof. Tam will talk about her research journey in food waste and her web application Breadline (by HKFoodWorks) which uses data to decentralise food rescue operations.
Prof. Wilson Lu, Department of Real Estate and Construction, HKU
How much construction waste is being dumped illegally in Hong Kong’s countryside? Prof. Lu is going to tell us about his research project that dug out the truth using data mining and modelling.
Mr. Wendell Chan, Project Officer of Friends of the Earth
How “green” are LegCo and District Councils? Friends of the Earth looks into the meeting minutes, attendance and voting record of council members to find out how committed they are to environmental issues.
Dr. Scott Edmunds, CivicSight (formerly Open Data Hong Kong) & CitizenScience.Asia
There are not many publicly available academic and government data in Hong Kong. That was why Dr. Edmunds mobilised the power of citizen-collected data in his crowdsourced mosquito detection projects and in understanding other environmental issues.