Response to Pakistan's submission to the 24th Human Rights Council on the importance of multi-stakeholder Internet Governance
During General Debate on the promotion and protection of all human rights, Pakistan, speaking on behalf of 10 other countries, expressed concerns regarding use and abuse of advanced surveillance technologies in serious violation of the right to privacy and international law. Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC commend those countries for their statement. At the same time, we are concerned about proposals to develop a new intergovernmental mechanism of internet governance.
As part of our work on intermediary liability in Nigeria, APC and Paradigm Initiative developed this reference text, which will be used as an input in workshops to advocate for best practice in internet intermediary regulatory measures in Nigeria.
The second African IGF is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 24-26 September. APC is a sponsoring organisation and is holding a pre-event on on multi-stakeholder processes.
Two APC members, Bytes for All, from Pakistan, and Jinbonet, from Korea, participated at this workshop from the last regional Internet Governance Forum held in Seoul earlier in September. Read more about the main issues raised: http://bestbits.net/2013-asia-pacific-regional-igf/
Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria and APC raise awareness in Nigeria on internet intermediary liability
With the recent plans of the Nigerian legislature to introduce liability to internet intermediaries in the country, there is a strong need to create awareness amongst its citizens. To shed light on this matter, Maureen Nwobodo, APC’s Google Policy Fellow, interviews Mr. Gbenga Sesan, the Executive Director Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria (PIN).
Last week stakeholders from across Latin America and the Caribbean met in Cordoba for the Sixth Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Although a multi-stakeholder forum, civil society was best represented, with only a handful of participants from the private sector and government.
The Argentinian city of Córdoba hosted this year’s regional preparatory meeting for the Latin America and Caribbean Internet Governance Forum. APC was an organisers of the event with Lacnic, Ageia Densi, Internet Society, ICANN, NIC.br, CGI.br and Google, and also provided comprehensive news coverage.