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Inside the Information Society: Cyber-optimists, cyber-pessimists and cyber-realism

London [9 January 2017]

Cocktail hour. Source: Yumikrum, Wikimedia CommonsCocktail hour. Source: Yumikrum, Wikimedia Commons Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post looks at cyber-optimism, cyber-pessimism and the challenges ahead.

Are you a cyber-optimist or a cyber-pessimist?

The internet domain name system and the right to culture

By Paula Jaramillo Gajardo and Juan Carlos Lara Gálvez, Derechos Digitales (December 2016, APC )
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IGF 2016: Notes and links around community networking

Guadalajara

Pangea, a Barcelona-based independent non-profit organisation that promotes the strategic use of communication networks and ICTs for development and social justice, has been an APC member since 1995.

Spotlight on national and regional initiatives at the global IGF

GUADALAJARA 15 December 2016 (APC for APCNoticias)

National and Regional Internet Governance Forum initiatives are organic and independent formations that discuss issues pertaining to internet governance from the perspective of their respective communities, while acting in accordance with the main principles of the global Internet Governance Forum. During a plenary session at the 2016 IGF in Guadalajara, representatives of NRIs around the world shared stories of progress made, challenges faced, and success achieved.

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Anita Gurumurthy at the Internet Governance Forum 2016 opening session

Anita Gurumurthy, representing IT for Change, was nominated to speak at the opening session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Guadalajara, Mexico on 6 December 2016.

Data for better policy making

Image credits: sparkexperience.comImage credits: sparkexperience.comInformation and communications technology (ICT) policy makers are confronted with the conflicting challenge of providing a stable and predictable regulatory environment to maintain existing investments and create room for long-term investments while still adapting to the ever changing ICT

What happened at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico?

GUADALAJARA 14 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum took place in Guadalajara, Mexico, between 5-9 December 2016. internet governance stakeholders from all over the world gathered around the overall theme of “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”.

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Inside the Information Society: Looking back on 2016

London [12 December 2016]

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post looks back at major developments in 2016.

This year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has just concluded in Guadalajara. The year is drawing to a close.

Economic, Social, Cultural Rights and the Internet: The Feminist Take

Does the internet make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that our edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer.

Beyond the offline-online binary – why women need a new global social contract

Original artwork by Flavia FascendiniOriginal artwork by Flavia Fascendini The non-territorial, transborder Internet has overlaid layers of complexity to the human rights debate.

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