The Internet Governance Forum in Baku (6-9 November 2012) was a space in which different interests collided. APC revisits the event by releasing “IGF 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly.“ Here is a snapshot.
APC and Hivos launched the 2012 edition of the Global Information Society Watch during the second day of the Internet Governance Forum that took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in a joint presentation with the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Internet & Society Co:llaboratory.
Nighat Dad from Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan speaks to Arzu Geybullayeva, a regional analyst and a blogger from Azerbaijan. Arzu’s areas of interest are regional politics, conflict resolution, and new social media.
A big hangar, with an eternal noise that ask people to wear headphones and talk to each other in the same rooms trough microphones, an internet network that do not allow all participants to be simultaneous online, with an average on 1 person out of three full online and the other struggling with their different devices to reach out, comment and communicate what is happening and what should not hap
Attending the IGF for the first time came with no expectations, however it is difficult to ignore the usual disparity that I face everyday in Egypt, and in many other countries when I travel.
This is my first IGF, I have snicked in the premises of Internet Governance during the WSIS at that time I have decided to retire and be a distant witness.
APC stands in solidarity with the Expression Online Initiative, which expressed serious concerns regarding violations of UN principles currently taking place at the 7th annual Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan. The violations include restrictions on freedom of expression and association and failure to guarantee equal rights for every participant. Read Expression Online’s open letter.
APC will be taking a human rights approach to the 2012 IGF. We will analyse each of the main themes from a human rights perspective and aim to bring these to the fore during discussions, also focusing on a more inclusive range of human rights including women’s human rights. The brief provides the full scope of APC’s priorites at the 2012 IGF in Baku, Azerbaijan.