Internet governance

The UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation: Report on the second meeting

This 3-day meeting took place in Geneva Nov 6-8 and was the second physical meeting of the multi-stakeholder working group (papers and documentation available online)

The Group was set up pursuant to UN General Assembly resolution A/RES/67/195 to “to examine the mandate of the World Summit on the Information Society regarding enhanced cooperation as c

Online training course: Internet governance in MENA

5 November 2013 (

APC, Hivos and Diplo Foundation are calling for applicants in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) for this advanced internet governance and policy training, which will be focusing on human rights and the internet. Applications are open until Sunday, 10 November 2013.

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Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation meets to draft recommendations

NEW YORK 5 November 2013 (APCNews)

The second meeting of the working group will take place from 6-8 November 2013. The main objective is to discuss the input by stakeholders to the questionnaire developed earlier in the year and to draft recommendations based on those answers.

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Connecting Our Rights at IGF2013: Women and sexual rights defenders leading progress on equitable, inclusive internet policy

Bali, Indonesia

The human rights of women and sexual minorities are being increasingly impacted by the internet, not only through violence and discrimination, but through policies and legislation that do not recognise their specific contexts, concerns and capacities.

This was a key message coming out of the workshop hosted by APC’s CIPP and WRP, ‘Connecting Our Rights: Strategies for Progress’.

Snapshots of workshop 110 - Digital rights protection in Europe and LAC #IGF2013


Highlights from the speakers of the #IGF2013 opening session


Human rights were at the centre of the interventions of most of the speakers of the IGF opening ceremony explicitly, making the ones who didn’t became hard to ignore.

“Miss Internet Bali” and women's participation at the Internet Governance Forum 2013

BALI 23 October 2013 (APCNews)

Several national and international NGOs have endorsed this statement to APJII (Indonesian Internet Service Providers’ Association), where they express their concern on the “Miss Internet Bali” initiative as a flagship programme to promote safe, healthy and productive use of the internet amongst Indonesian society.

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Human rights on the internet: Snapshots from Indonesia and Kenya #IGF2013


Two participants of APC’s training on human rights on the internet shared with us the main issues that they are facing in their countries and organisations.

“Miss Internet Bali” and women's participation at the Internet Governance Forum 2013

(October 2013, APC WRP )
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Snapshots from day zero of the #IGF2013


Human rights on the internet
Before the IGF officially started there was already a lot going on. Day zero was a day of pre-events, and APC organised a training session on human rights online.

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