Internet governance

Anriette Esterhuysen's opening session speech featured in Intellectual Property Watch article

Montevideo, Uruguay

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policies, quotes APC executive director Anriette Esterhuysen, in an article featured today on their website under Latest Open Access News.

Issue of online free expression overshadowed by debate about US control over Internet

Reporters Without Borders has picked up an APC press release, reporting: "The Council of Europe and the Association for
Progressive Communications (APC) today proposed a new model inspired by
the Aarhus Convention, signed in 1998 in Denmark, which brings together
APC Internet Rights Charter">access to information

, public participation in decision-making and
environmental rights".

To act now or not act: Clash of views on content regulation at internet forum

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

Today I sat in a workshop in Rio de Janeiro. A workshop in Rio de Janeiro? A capoeira, volleyball or football workshop, you must be thinking. Even though I’m just 25 metres away from a beautiful beach, imagine, I sat in a room in a hotel, full of people with laptops… on their laps. Such is life in the second Internet Governance Forum. And let me tell you that it’s worth it. One of the 97 workshops unfolding here in Rio was called “Content regulation and the duty of states to protect fundamental rights”, brought to you by the APC’s women’s programme, the Source: APC WNSP website">APC WNSP

for all of you acronym-lovers. Read the full article on Feminist Talk.

Inspired by Aarhus Convention, Council of Europe and APC propose a code for public participation in internet regulation

13 November 2007
RIO DE JANEIRO 13 November 2007 () -

Intergovernmental and civil society organisations propose a self-regulatory mechanism to foster participation, access to information and transparency in internet governance at the Internet Governance

SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Al Alegre

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

Learn more about the people at the ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And don’t miss the pictures!

SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Reza Salim

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

Learn more about the people at the ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And don’t miss the pictures!

Internet governance and global privacy at the IGF

Here is an interesting post from Jose Murilo Junior on the Global Voices website, written prior to the start of this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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and global "African journalists trained in how to communicate securely online" (APCNews and Toni Eliasz, 30 September 2004), Take Back the Tech! and APC Internet Rights Charter">privacy

: "The global debate on Internet governance will once again gather people from all over the world at UN's IGF, this time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The process was started last year in Athens, when more than 1,200 participants focused on discussion of the overarching issues tied to the future of information and communications technologies, including control over the Internet architecture and numbering and naming system, security, Style information: N/a

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, openness, connectivity, cost and multilingualism."

Internet as a means of alternative to create peace, security and human rights

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

The inaugural ceremony of United Nations second Internet Governance Forum (Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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The Internet governance from a Bangladeshi perspective

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
Reza Salim from the Bangladesh Friendship Education Society (BFES), an APC-member organisation, has just alerted me to today's publication of this article he wrote for the the most popular daily newspaper in Bangladesh, The Prothom Alo. It provides updates about the Internet Governance Forum, APC's role in this Forum -which starts today here in Rio- and information about the APC">APC council

meeting that preceded the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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Source: APC">IGF. Reza Salim will be writing daily updates for Prothom Alo in Bengla language. Enjoy.

Citizen participation in the era of digital development

By Valeria Betancourt (October 2006, eGov )

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have revolutionised multiple facets of human life in a variety of ways. Many of the most visible types of organic impact undoubtedly take place in the domain of government, where the use of ICTs have led to the modernisation of public administration, improved governability, and the stimulation of local ICT industry development. However, this has also offered the opportunity to redefine traditional concepts and methods of citizen and democratic participation.

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