Internet governance

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

APC's thoughts on the IGF

MONTEVIDEO 7 July 2008 (LC and AE for APC)

Following the IGF, APC has taken some time to reflect on its involvement at the IGF, improvements and problematic areas of the event in general, and areas APC should work on for future events.

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European-wide, open-ended, multi-stakeholder dialogue and exchange on fostering security, privacy and openness on the Internet

Agora Building, Council of Europe
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Oct 20 2008 (All day) - Oct 21 2008 (All day)

European-wide, open-ended, multi-stakeholder dialogue and exchange on the main thematic discussions and workshop proposals for the IGF, in particular on fostering security, privacy and openness on the

APC's executive director to address OECD ministers in Seoul

SEOUL 15 June 2008 (Karen Higgs for APCNews)

Anriette Esterhuysen, executive director of the APC, is one of the speakers at an OECD ministerial meeting on the future of the internet being held in South Korea on June 17-18. Over thirty ministers have confirmed they will attend the Ministerial, along with leaders from international government organisations, business, organised labour, the internet’s technical community and civil society.

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