Press Coverage

Togolese Adiel Akplogan, Internet pioneer in Africa

By Bernard Yao Adzorgenu - June 23, 2020

Adiel Akplogan was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame on September 27, 2019, at a ceremony in San José (Costa Rica), becoming the third African personality to join the Internet Hall of Fame, with the Kenyan Dorcas Muthoni and the Ghanaian Nii Quaynor. He joined the Internet Hall of Fame for his remarkable contribution to the growth, dissemination and security of the Internet in Africa.

He founded the web 31 years ago. Now Tim Berners-Lee warns it's 'not working for women and girls'

By Sara Spary - May 22, 2020

The inventor of the world wide web has warned that it is "not working for women and girls" as he stressed the importance of tackling gender equality. Tim Berners-Lee wrote in an open letter to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the revolutionary technology that women of color and those from LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities still face acute discrimination.

Your Internet is working. Thank these Cold War-era pioneers who designed it to handle almost anything

By Craig Timberg - April 23, 2020

Coronavirus may have forced people to stay at home, but the Internet these scientists envisioned long ago is keeping the world connected.

The Internet Wouldn't Be the Same Without These 11 Women

By Jennifer Leman - March 17, 2020

As Popular Mechanics celebrates the 50th anniversary of the development of the internet, we honor the women who helped shape the way we connect with the world around us.

Klaas Wierenga inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame

By Karl Meyer - February 17, 2020

Almost 20 years ago, employed by SURFnet, Klaas Wierenga wondered why he had to log on to the Wi-Fi network again and again, at every university he visits. He decided to challenge traditional business models and the inward-looking policies of universities and schools.

Tim Berners-Lee launches Google and Facebook-backed plan to fix the web

By Jon Porter - January 20, 2020

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has officially launched the Contract for the Web, a set of principles designed to “fix” the internet and prevent us from sliding into a “digital dystopia.”

The transformation of the Internet: Then and Now

By Fox Business - December 18, 2019

Irving Group CEO Larry Irving discusses how the incentives to grow the Internet was inherently different two decades ago. Irving notes how big tech needs to be held accountable.

Costa Rica, First Latin American Country to Host the Internet Hall of Fame

By TCRN STAFF - November 17, 2019

The Internet Hall of Fame revealed the names of the new generation of members 2019. These are 11 pioneers and visionaries who have made outstanding contributions to the growth, reach and global security of the Internet, which will be honored in a special ceremony held last month in the Costa Rican capital.

Adiel Akplogan Inducted into 2019 Internet Hall of Fame

By AllAfrica InfoWire - November 7, 2019

Adiel Akplogan yesterday joined the ranks of notable individuals who have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the advancement of the global Internet. Adiel Akplogan received that distinction for his contributions to the expansion and governance of the Internet in Africa, particularly as founding CEO of the Regional Internet Registry for Africa.

Klaas Wierenga opgenomen in de Internet Hall of Fame

By Wouter Hoeffnagel - November 7, 2019

De Nederlander Klaas Wierenga (foto), initiatiefnemer van eduroam, is opgenomen in de Internet Hall of Fame. Volgens de jury van het jaarlijks terugkerende evenement van de Internet Society verdient Wierenga deze plek vanwege zijn inspanningen ten behoeve van de ontwikkeling van eduroam. De Internet Hall of Fame bestaat momenteel uit een select gezelschap van enkele tientallen mensen waaronder Al Gore.