Internet governance

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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APC's Joy Liddicoat to advise on critical internet governance issues

WELLINGTON 4 November 2011 (APC for APCNews)

APC is proud to announce that Joy Liddicoat has just been elected for a two-year term to the Generic Names Supporting Organisation (GNSO) Council. This council is one of the key venues through which civil society can voice its opinions and effect internet governance policy.

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APC's Joy Liddicoat to advise on critical internet governance issues

4 November 2011
WELLINGTON 4 November 2011 () -

APC is proud to announce that Joy Liddicoat has just been elected for a two-year term to the Generic Names Supporting Organisation (GNSO) Council.

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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APC on IGF improvements

By Anriette Esterhuysen (March 2011, APC )

Input provided by APC following the Structure of the Report on Improvements to the Internet Governance Forum, 14 March 2011.

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A vision for transformational global communication that heals inside and out

The movement building skills and ability of the Occupy Wall Street Protesters have been a ray of hope for people around the globe. This movement is building in every major city in America, and the mainstream media outlets are finally mentioning the protests.

Let's get spectrum right: It's time to start making use of TV white spaces

3 October 2011
NAIROBI 3 October 2011 () -

The use and management of spectrum was raised repeatedly during last week’s Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, where many development researchers saw the possibilities afforded by digital migration and TV white spaces as an exciting opportunity for bridging the access gap.

At APC’s workshop dedicated to spectrum for development

Let's get spectrum right: It's time to start making use of TV white spaces

NAIROBI 3 October 2011 (APC for APC)

The use and management of spectrum was raised repeatedly during the IGF with many seeing digital migration and TV white spaces as an exciting opportunity for bridging the access gap. A number of recommendations came out of an APC workshop on spectrum for development as APC schedules a white spaces workshop in Joburg this week.

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APC's closing statement to the Sixth Internet Governance Forum

By APC (September 2011, APC )

In its statement at the close of the sixth IGF, APC criticises the lack of non-governmental participation in development of the IG proposals which dominated discussions and calls for human rights be the main theme of the IGF in 2012.

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BREAKING NEWS APC says: It's time for human rights to be the centre of the internet governance debate

29 September 2011
NAIROBI 29 September 2011 (APC) -

NAIROBI, KENYA (APC), Thursday September 29 — APC welcomes the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council – supported by over fifty countries – to establish an expert panel on human rights and the internet. This is a critical step in recognising the importance of respecting human rights online.

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