APC Reflections on the Sixth Internet Governance Forum Nairobi, Kenya September 27-30 2011 and Recommendations for IGF 2012

By APC (December 2011, )

Prior to the IGF, APC released a briefing paper outlining our priorities for the IGF2. In this report, we reflect on those priorities and on the Sixth Forum in general. We also renew our proposal to have human rights be the central theme for the next IGF.

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IGF workshop 155 report: Human rights - a unifying approach for development, freedom, access and diversity?

By Joy Liddicoat (November 2011, APC )

A report from the APC workshop organised at the 2011 IGF in Kenya. Workshop participants discussed examples of current internet related human rights violations, considered implications for development, freedom access and diversity, shared strategies for remedies and accountability against human rights violators, opportunities and challenges for seeking remedies, how human rights is a growing theme in the IGF, and the role of government, private sector and civil society in taking these issues forward together.

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Stripping the IGF bare: Where are women´s rights?

MONTEVIDEO 19 October 2011 (APC for APCNews)

This interview by Flavia Fascendini and Katerina Fialova, with Chat García Ramilo, Dafne Sabanes Plou, Jac sm Kee, Jan Moolman, and Jennifer Radloff from the APC Women´s Programme, offers insights regarding gender balance and the presence of women’s rights in the 2011 IGF agenda.

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Hot issues on gender and the Internet Governance Forum: Newsletter out!

RIO DE JANEIRO 18 October 2011 (GenderIT.org for APCNews)

Gender Centred, the GenderIT.org thematic bulletin from APC Women, focuses on topical gender and ICT policy themes. Our last newsletter edition highlights the gender peripheries of the Sixth Internet Governance Forum that took place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-30 September 2011.

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APC's closing statement Sixth Internet Governance Forum

By APC (September 2011, APC )

APC reaffirms the importance of multi stakeholder participation in the internet global public policy and principles debate.

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Can we have internet governance without internet rights?

NAIROBI 29 September 2011 (APC for APCNews)

APC’s pre-event on access as a right helps bring human rights issues to the forefront at the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi

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APC outlines priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum

MONTEVIDEO 21 September 2011 (APC for APCNews)

The world’s oldest progressive network reminds UN conference goers of critical issues facing the freedom of the internet today including affordability, openness and network neutrality in the mobile internet and the importance of conflict minerals in internet governance. Read the 13-page brief.

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Multi-stakeholder participation on internet governance: An analysis from a developing country, civil society perspective

By Marília Maciel and Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza (September 2011, APC )

A new analysis of multi-stakeholder participation in internet governance processes, including international experiences like the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) as well as the national level process in Brazil.

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Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet

United Nations Office Nairobi
Date and time: 
Sep 26 2011 - 10:00am - 6:00pm


Opening and welcome (10h00-10h15)
Remarks from hosts and partners

Session I – Access, human rights and development (10h15-11h15)
Panel: Bidi Bala, Nigeria; Pranom Samwong, Vietnam; Graciela Selaimen, Brazil; Grace Githaiga, Kenya; Romulo Neves, Brazil on:

How can access to infrastructure and knowledge in the context of developing countries: foster transformation of education,

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