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12 November 2009
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A brief from APC on the Fourth Internet Governance Forum

MONTEVIDEO 10 November 2009 (APC for APC)

The Internet Governance Forum is the only space of its kind in the world – it acts as a “pressure relief valve” for some of the most important and controversial issues related to the global internet. The IGF is in its fourth year of existence and next year could be its last. APC brings you quickly up to date with some of the most pressing issues to be debated from November 15-18.

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APC at the Fourth Internet Governance Forum

MONTEVIDEO 5 November 2009 (APC)
APC staff and members will be in Sharm El-Sheikh, in the fourth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum. We'll be running two workshops and launching two publications. Here's a quick review of our activities. We'll be providing on-site coverage for those of you following the IGF remotely.
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Bangladesh Consultation on Fourth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), 2009


Bangladesh Consultation on Fourth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Bangladesh Consultation on Fourth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held on 31st Oct

Paper 2 (05/2009): Mapping the information and participation practice of internet governance entities

By David Souter (October 2009, APC/CofE/UNECE )

This discussion paper has been prepared for the Council of Europe, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as part of their work to explore the scope for guidelines and best practice in information and participation in internet governance.

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The East African Internet Governance Forum: Advancing the internet governance debate for meaningful participation

NAIROBI 13 October 2009 (Alice Munyua for KICANet)

The East Africa Internet Governance Forum (EA-IGF), which first convened in 2008, aims at creating a community of practice that will, in the long term, become a sustaining foundation for meaningful participation of East African stakeholders in internet public policy debates at the national, regional and international level. This year’s EA-IGF was held in Nairobi Kenya, with over 200 participants from varying sectors, from fifteen different countries. This year’s forum focused on cyber-crime, policy regulatory needs consumer issues, critical internet resources, and access to broadband.

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ICANN and the US government: The end of the affair?

NEW YORK 2 October 2009 (Willie Currie for APCNews)

After eleven years, a direct relationship of accountability between the US government and the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is now over. This is a step forward although civil society commentators are clear that this does not mean that ICANN is entirely independent of US control.

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Comments to ICANN: Proposed bylaw changes to improve accountability

By Willie Currie (September 2009, APC )

The Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened new accountability measures for public comments. Willie Currie, APC's policy manager, said in his submission that “The community still does not have the power to dismiss the Board [which] is a signifier of a lack of accountability and democratic procedure that cannot be cured by the current proposed amendments.”

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