Egyptian Safer Internet Day Committee
Recognizing the importance of ensuring people’s safety on the Internet, MCIT has taken concrete steps to create an interactive platform to share relevant information, best practices, concerns and resources. Within this context, the ministry has taken measures to stimulate dialogue within the community, providing a repository of knowledge and progress in the Internet safety field.
Safer Internet Day 2013
Egypt is having its SID committee for the first time in 2013 with the Support of MCIT and the partnership of TE Data, the Internet Service Provider market leader in Egypt. With the commitment to provide a cutting edge service in Telecommunications industry that has always been aligned with the urge to keep Egyptians secure when using the internet, and with the belief in the power of knowledge and our promise to get our society aware of how to use internet safely, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and TE Data decided to cooperate to establish the SID committee in Egypt.
About Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
The Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is the government body responsible for information and communications technology (ICT) issues in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Established in 1999, after the announcement of a national program for ICT development in Egypt. The goals of the program were to foster the development of an information society in Egypt and stimulate the growth of a strong, competitive, vibrant, export-oriented ICT sector. The cornerstone of this program was the establishment of the new Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in October 1999, to lead these efforts. MCIT has launched a National Plan for Communications and Information Technology, establishing projects and initiatives, including the Egyptian Information Society Initiative (EISI), geared to support and empower public-private partnerships to develop and expand telecommunications infrastructure; provide ICT access to all citizens; develop meaningful Arabic content; establish a large pool of trained ICT professionals to create and innovate; build a policy framework and support infrastructure to foster the growth of a powerful and competitive ICT industry; and leverage ICT to empower development in health, education, government, commerce, culture and other areas.
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About TE Data
TE Data was established in 2001 by Telecom Egypt to function as its data communications and Internet arm. TE Data was awarded a Class A license, from Egypt's National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), which allows TE Data to build its own national network, and operate its international data gateway. The company is the Internet Service Provider market leader in Egypt with a DSL market share of more than 60% ending 2010. TE Data's portfolio of services covers the communications needs of all whether consumers, small and medium enterprises, large corporations, and Internet Service Providers. TE Data service’s purpose is to cater for everybody's needs online.
TE Data social venues with the huge base of fans and followers will focus on promoting the effective ways an internet user could take to stay safe and enjoy surfing. We're making a safer internet day 2013 with an awareness raising month on our social media channels. From 5th Feb-5th March, we're going to post interesting content through our social venues and create online and offline activities aim at promoting the safe use of internet.
Facebook, Twitter, G+ and YouTube are going to be our media through which the content will be out there on the day of the event and along February and March 2013. Besides, our offline presence is going to boost the message to spread and back up our cause through the direct interaction with the targeted segments.
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