Internet governance

ICANN 46 in Beijing

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) self-described role is:

To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer — a name or a number. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world.

APC trains participants in internet rights policy at the Hivos workshop “IG in the MENA Region”

2 May 2013 (Mawaki Chango for APCNews)

At a workshop on internet governance in the MENA region, held from 16 to 19 March 2013 in Tunis, APC presented “IG and Policy: Anchoring and Safeguarding internet Openness in the Middle East and North Africa,” a workshop on civil society engagement in IG and public policy.

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CIVICUS publishes state of civil society report 2013

29 April 2013 (AG for APCNews)

CIVICUS just launched its State of Civil Society report for 2013, “Creating an enabling environment for civil society.” APC contributed a section of the report on the state of the internet from a civil society perspective.

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On the WSIS+10: Access and exclusion in review

BOGOTA 20 March 2013 (Shawna Finnegan for APCNews)

From 25 – 27 February 2013, delegates from civil society, government, industry and the technical community met at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris for the first WSIS+10 Review meeting to discuss action “Towards Knowledge Societies for Peace and Sustainable Development.”

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IGF 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly

By APC (February 2013, APC )

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.“

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Baku in APC’s rear-view mirror

BERLIN 23 February 2013 (FD for APC)

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.

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APC signs on with civil society to demand inclusion at the WTPF

MONTREAL 22 February 2013 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

As preparations are under way for the Fifth World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum (WTPF) in May 2013, civil society finds itself facing familiar barriers to participation. In an open letter to Secretary General Toure, APC along with other organisations expresses the urgency for government, the private sector and civil society to dialogue together. Read the letter

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From Freedom to Inclusion: Narrowing the discourse on internet rights

Winnipeg, Canada

I recently read an interesting discussion on the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) mailing list, discussing the ways in which common terms, phrases, and figures of speech can have extremely diverse m

Enhanced Cooperation at the WSIS+10 review event

21 February 2013 (Mallory Knodel for APC)

At the first WSIS+10 review event in Paris, France from February 25 – 27, 2013, APC is organising an event on Enhanced Cooperation as a follow-up to its pre-event at the 2012 IGF “Enhanced Cooperation: from deadlock to dialogue” and will use the opportunity of the WSIS+10 review to bring together experts in a follow-up workshop, “Reflections on what needs to be done.”

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Internet and corruption: The new omnipresence

20 February 2013 (David Sasaki for GlSWatch)

In his introduction to this year’s edition to Global Information Society Watch, which focuses on transparency and accountability online, David Sasaki explores the the double-edged sword of the internet as a tool for transparency, and how omnipresent observation by our peers can lead to greater accountability.

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