Internet governance

Internet intermediary liability: Identifying best practices for Africa

By Nicolo Zingales (November 2013, APC )

Internet intermediary liability can have a significant deterrent effect on intermediaries’ willingness and ability to provide services, and therefore may end up hindering the development of the internet itself. For this reason, legislators around the globe have defined special “comfort zones” for the operation of intermediaries, also known as “safe harbours”, limiting the liability of such entities in specific sets of circumstances.

As this background paper illustrates, significant differences exist concerning the subjects of these limitations, their scope and their modes of operation. Nevertheless, international best practices can be identified that may provide useful guidance for the drafting or the improvement of the current legislation in a number of African countries.

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Open letter by APC to the organisers of the International Conference on Global Internet Governance

JOHANNESBURG 19 November 2013 (APC)

APC welcomes the announcement by the Brazilian government to convene a global meeting in 2014 to address current internet governance public policy challenges and issues, and suggests specific topics for the agenda and mechanisms to ensure a diverse, meaningful and effective participation of all interested stakeholders.

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Open letter by APC to the organisers of the International Conference on Global Internet Governance

(November 2013, APC )
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The UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation: Report on the second meeting

Background:
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 (igmena.org)

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

BALI

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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