APCNews 176 – Internet Governance Forum, women human rights defenders and security – 05/11/12

APCNews – November 5 2012 – Year XII Issue 176
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development

APC at the 2012 IGF: Internet governance for sustainable human, economic and social development

JOHANESBURG (APC for APCNews) – APC members and staff will be participating at this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November 2012. Once again, APC is taking a leadership role by hosting and participating in a variety of workshops throughout the week. Find out where we’ll be…

GISWatch 2012 : Focus on the internet and corruption

JOHANNESBURG (APC) – GISWatch 2012 explores how the internet is being used to ensure transparency and accountability, the challenges that civil society activists face in fighting corruption, and when the internet fails as an enabler of a transparent and fair society. The preview is now available for download.

Internet rights and democratisation – reflections after 2012

PERGAMINO (FF for APCNews) – One year after the launch of the 2011 edition of Global Information Society Watch on internet rights and democratisation, two special editions shed additional light on the topic. The first, an update edition, offers insight on the challenges related to human rights online in Argentina, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. The second edition, which maps trends following the 2011 edition and provides and action steps for increased relevancy.
Special edition 1: http://www.giswatch.org/sites/default/files/gisw11_up_web_0.pdf
Special edition 2: http://www.giswatch.org/sites/default/files/gisw11_up2_web.pdf

New GenderIT.org edition on WHRDs, cyberspace and national security

PERGAMINO (FF for GenderIT.org) – This edition of GenderIT.org explores the online safety of women human rights defenders (WHRD) from the perspective of national security and counter-terrorism. While online and offline security measures adversely impact on women’s and sexual rights, women and sexual minorities are still two of the most invisible stakeholders in national security debates. The edition examines the risks that women human rights defenders face online, as well as why and how they can become players in the spaces that govern cyberspace.


Also read the highlights of the survey “What are the digital security concerns and threats facing women human rights defenders?” conducted by APC’s Connect Your Rights! campaign http://www.apc.org/en/news/what-are-digital-security-concerns-and-threat...

APC opens its membership to individual affiliates!

JOHANNESBURG (APC) – The APC network is now open to individual as well as organisations! If you believe that the internet can be a force for creating a more just world, you belong in the APC. Apply to become a member of the world’s longest standing ‘ICT for social justice’ network.



Internet Governance Forum in Azerbaijan, 6 – 9 November 2012
APC priorities at the IGF
Remote particiation

Regional IGFs
Africa: http://www.apc.org/en/node/15471/
Latin America and Caribbean: http://www.lacigf.org/en/lacigf5/index.html
Asia: http://www.apc.org/en/node/15655

Gender inclusion at the IGF
Have you downloaded the gender report card?

Follow @APC_News and #igf12 during the event!


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