Internet governance

Best Legal Information And Cyber Law Portals Of India

Delhi, India.

Legal information is a very important for almost all the segments of a society. However, there is a dearth of Law portals and web sites in India.

NEW BOOK: Watchdog report tackles the issue of unequal access to the internet and the information society in 2008

27 January 2009
JOHANNESBURG 27 January 2009 (GISWatch 2008) -

How do we ensure access to the internet is a human right enjoyed by everyone?

Reflections from the IGF3: Thanks APC for making the IGF happen to me

HYDERABAD 9 December 2008 (Anupama Saxena for APCNews)

“I am leaving Hyderabad tomorrow with a longer list of friends, but I know that philosophy of connecting people goes far beyond having the added names in the list. It has a deeper philosophy: connecting people for bringing changes into their lives.” The APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (WNSP) sponsored Dr. Anupama Saxena to attend this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad India. Throughout the event, she wrote about her thoughts on this global meeting and process from the perspective of a woman researcher from a small project in India. She now shares her thoughts and personal experience at the IGF.

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APC member KICTANeT at the IGF: Bringing East African perspectives

HYDERABAD 5 December 2008 (Alice Munyua for KICTANet)

Alice Munyua, of APC member Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) spoke at the IGF opening ceremony. In her speech, she highlighted the East African Internet Governance Forum (EAIGF) held in early November as the first of its kind in the African region. “[The EAIFG] was initiated from the realisation that there was a need to address very limited participation by Africa stakeholders in not only the Internet Governance Forum but also in other global ICT policy processes.”

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Paper 1 (12/2008): Concept and possible scope of a code of good practice on information, participation and transparency

By David Souter (December 2008, UNECE, the Council of Europe and APC )
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APC at the Internet Governance Forum in India

MONTEVIDEO 26 November 2008 (KB and KAH for APCNews)

At the first Internet Governance Forum (IGF), “access to the internet” emerged as an issue of common concern and priority to all stakeholders. At the second IGF the business, civil society and technical communities worked together to reach a consensus on what should be done to increase access to the internet across the world. “Reaching the next billion” is now one of the priority themes for the upcoming third IGF – with participants working together to move from debate and discussion to a manifesto for action. Find out more and where APC will be.

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Programme: APC at the IGF

25 November 2008 (APC)

Going to the IGF? APC staff and members will be there, busy participating in workshops and panel sessions. Here you’ll find a ready-to-print list of events in which APC staff and members will be speaking and APC-organised or co-organised events. We look forward to meeting you face-to-face.

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Why the internet’s future depends on the greens

BUDAPEST 10 September 2008 (Pavel P Antonov for APCNews)

Smelled like a revolutionary spirit around Popinci, central Bulgaria, when residents and activists raised barricades around their village. They believed that a planned gold mining project in the nearby hills would harm the environment and their health. They demanded it to be cancelled. The villagers’ impulsive action has put the project on hold for the last three years. But this, or any other community, might not have been as successful in attaining a concrete outcome, had it chosen to fight for access to high speed internet. And the reason is simple. Unlike the environment, internet is not widely perceived by authorities, legislators and policy makers as an essential common good.

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Regional preparatory meeting of the IGF

Date and time: 
Aug 20 2008 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

LACNIC, the Association for the Progress of Communications (APC) and the Information Network for the Third Sector (RITS) are summoning a multistakeholder meeting, open to all interested parties, with

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