Internet governance

Day one of the African school on internet governance


Thirty-five people from all over Africa are gathered in Durban for three days to study internet governance and why they need to be involved in it.

AfriSIG 2013: 10-12 July, Durban, South Africa

JOHANNESBURG 9 July 2013 (AG for APCNews)

The APC and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency–e-Africa Programme are proud to present the first African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) to be held in Durban, South Africa, from 10-12 July 2013.

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APC at the West Africa IGF

5 July 2013 (APCNews)

From July 3-5, activists, academics, government and private sector representatives are gathered together at the sixth WAIFG in Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire. APC is presenting its work on TV White Spaces and innovative use of spectrum. Follow it on Twitter: #WAIGF

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LAC IGF: Help us shape the discussion


The next LAC Internet Governance Forum will be held in Argentina from 27-29 of August. In preparation for the event, the organisers launched a public survey to define and structure the agenda.

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Latin America and the Caribbean Internet governance forum: Apply for a scholarship!

NUEVA YORK 11 June 2013 (AL for APC)

Activists, academics, governments and the private sector will gather in Cordoba, Buenos Aires, to discuss the present and future of the internet in the regional preparatory meeting to be held from 27-29 August. Apply for a scholarship and join the conversation from Argentina!

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Call for applications to participate in the First African School on Internet Governance in Durban

JOHANNESBURG 3 June 2013 (APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency–e-Africa Programme are pleased to announce the call for applications for the first African School on Internet Governance to be held in Durban, South Africa, from 10-12 July 2013.

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WSIS and Civil Society: Ten Years On


What is the role of civil society groups in the development of ICT policy and how has that role changed in the ten years since the first World Summit on the Information Society?

These questions were at the heart of the discussion at this morning’s APC workshop entitled Civil Society and WSIS+10, held at the WSIS 2013 Forum in Geneva.

World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Civil society calls for an open and participatory internet policy making

NYC 10 May 2013 (AL for APCNews)

APC will participate in the upcoming World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum, taking place in Geneva from 14-16 May. APC endorses statements submitted by members of civil society involved in the process, and calls the International Telecommunications Union to consider them as a key input for the Forum. Read the documents.

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World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Informal Expert Group Statement

By Deborah Brown, Avri Doria, Nnenna Nwakanma, Matthew Shears (May 2013, ITU )
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ICANN 46 in Beijing

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) self-described role is:

To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer — a name or a number. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world.

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