Internet governance

Call for proposals to host the fifth regional IGF in Latin America and the Caribbean

QUITO 2 April 2012 (APC for APC)

Together with its partners, APC is pleased to announce the fifth regional preparatory meeting in LAC for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), to be held in late 2012. As with the four previous IGF events, the purpose of the meeting is to provide a space for multi-stakeholder political dialogue.

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Iran's new "clean" national internet will push many to exile, says Iranian activist

CALGARY 8 March 2012 (LC for APCNews)

Surprising as it may be, the internet in Iran started out as comparatively open in the region. However, censorship and internet clampdowns noticeably increased when conservative president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power in 2005. The internet had until then given activists, journalists and political dissidents a way to get around Iran’s restrictive media laws and communicate with the outside world.

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APC proposes human rights as the main theme of the 2012 IGF

14 February 2012 (APCNews)

Check out APC’s one-page brief on why human rights should be the main theme in 2012.

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APC reviews the 2011 IGF

MONTEVIDEO 13 December 2011 (APC for APCNews)

“There were very strong human rights themes across the main sessions, particularly around freedom of expression and freedom of association. However it is time for human rights to be the principal theme of the Seventh IGF,” says APC as the world’s oldest progressive network reflects on the progress of the UN conference on how the internet is run.

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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.

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