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Perspectives from Mexico, India in IGF Best Practice Forum on CyberCrime Convention

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa

During the Best Practice Forum on the Cybercrime Convention, Jean Charles de Cordes of the Council of Europe discussed the structure and content of the convention, as well as issues such as standards setting and monitoring compliance, while Cristos Velasco, Mexican representative of the North American Consumer Project on Electronic Commerce (NACPEC), and Pavan Duggal from Cyberlaw India discussed the cybercrime legislation situation in their respective countries.

Access and connectivity for remote rural panel: Basic infrastructure needed

RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil

Here are Andrew Garton's observations on the "Access and connectivity for remote rural" panel, held on Tuesday 13 November in Rio de Janeiro, as part of this year's Internet Governance Forum (Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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Source: APC">IGF). Andrew is the director of APC.au, a digital media arts company based on the Internet Rights Source: APC ">Charter

of the Source: APC website">Association for Progressive Communications

(APC).

Kenya’s Potential to produce Agro-fuels

NAIROBI, Kenya

In Kenya especially the arid and semi-arid areas, scenes of idle land are common. These pieces of land are deemed unproductive.

IGF panel discussion sheds light on Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development

Johannesburg, South Africa

Eduardo Nuñez, Director of the Brazilian Institute of Statistics, Marthin Hilbert, Coordinator of the Information Society Programme of UN-ECLAC, and Mansour Farah, Team Leader of the Source: APC">ICT

Division of UN-ESCWA, all made presentations at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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Source: APC">IGF Panel Discussion on the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development. The presentations focused on describing the partnership and its current activities.

IGF workshop focuses on the role of regulatory frameworks in improving access to Internet

Johannesburg, South Africa

Recommendations developed by workshop participants focused on four main themes; enhancing the development of and access to infrastructure; enabling policies and financing frameworks; offering technological choice, responding to demand and addressing the challenge/opportunities of convergence; and advancing the development dimensions of Source: APC">ICT

regulation.

Panel on Public participation in internet governance considers applicability of Aarhus Convention

Montevideo, Uruguay

In a panel entitled “Public participation in Source: Tunis Agenda for the Information Society">internet governance

, emerging issues, and good practices”, panellists Anriette Esterhuysen, executive director of the Source: APC website">Association for Progressive Communications

(APC) and Pavel P Antonov, board member of BlueLink, emphasised the potential for ICTs to inform, involve and empower people.

SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Andrew Garton

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

Learn more about the people at the ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And don’t miss the pictures!

SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Pavel Antonov

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

Learn more about the people at the ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And don’t miss the pictures!

Africa: Steps taken for multilingual internet

Grahamstown

An article posted today on the allAfrica.com website reports on the collaborative efforts of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Source: ITU">International Telecommunication Union

, and UNESCO to address the multilingualism issue posed by the rapid expansion of the Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

.

UN conference tackles problem of bringing another billion users to internet

Rio de Janeiro

Here's an article from the International Herald
Tribune, published 12 November, on the challenges of expanding the Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

to include
less-developed regions: "Now that more than 1 Collins English dictionary ">billion

people use the Internet, international
policy makers and experts are struggling with how link the world's
other 5 billion to the increasingly crucial network".

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