Internet governance

Can we have internet governance without internet rights?

27 September 2011
NAIROBI 27 September 2011 (APC) -

Tuesday September 26 – Many important technical decisions about internet architecture are being made right now — decisions that will have consequences for decades. At present, policy choices are being made largely without the input of civil society and without sufficient consideration of the public good.

Civil society involvement in ICANN: Strengthening future civil society influence in ICANN policymaking

By Robin Gross (September 2011, APC )

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was established in 1998 by the USA to run the root-servers that control the internet among other things. This new paper investigates ICANN’s processes, the role of civil society within decision-making, and highlights lessons learned from this multi-stakeholderism experiment as well as recommendations for future similar initiatives.

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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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Issue papers for Southern African IGF good preparation for Nairobi

JOHANNESBURG 1 September 2011 (Alex Comninos for APC/ SANGONeT)

New issue papers on cloud computing, mobile phones, privacy and security, critical internet resources, and access and diversity are a good introduction to some of the issues upcoming at the Sixth Internet Governance Forum.

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Southern African Internet Governance Forum Issue Papers

By Alex Comninos (August 2011, APC and SANGONeT )
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Dot.Africa? First Southern African IGF starts Sept 1

JOHANNESBURG 26 August 2011 (APC for APCNews)

On September 1-3 the first ever Southern African Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Johannesburg in preparation for the global UN internet forum to be held in Kenya.

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Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum 2011

Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the
UN Internet Governance Forum 2011

Dhaka [Bangladesh 25 August 2011] Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) arranged a Bangladesh Consultation meeting on Bangladesh’s preparation ahead of the upcoming sixth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) scheduled to be held in Nairobi, Kenya with the support from Bangladesh Telecommunication Reg

Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum 2011

Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the
UN Internet Governance Forum
25 August, 2011, BTRC Meeting Room, Ramna, Dhaka 1000

Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum [Headed by Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Post and Telecommunication] is an emerging OPEN multi-stakeholder inclusive effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussi

Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum

Dear Madam/Sir,
Greetings from Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF)

Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum [Headed by Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Post and Telecommunication] is an emerging OPEN multi-stakeholder inclusive effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussion about the internet in conjunction with the UN Internet Governance

London Riots: Social media does not cause social problems say APC and GreenNet

JOHANNESBURG AND LONDON 15 August 2011 (APC/GreenNet for APCNews)

Following last week’s riots, British PM David Cameron said that his government is considering a crackdown on online communications. However he forgets that the same websites and phone networks were also used to locate friends and plan safe exits from trouble-spots. APC and GreenNet issue a statement.

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