Internet governance

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
Date and time: 
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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Stakeholder consultation on public participation in internet governance

Room C2 – International Telecommunications Union Headquarteers, Geneva.
Date and time: 
May 23 2008 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Stakeholder Consultation on Public Participation in Internet Governance will discuss the results of the exploratory research into a “Code of good practice on public participation, access to inf

LACNIC XI and ISOC LAC meeting

Date and time: 
May 26 2008 (All day) - May 30 2008 (All day)

IGF Advisory Group closed meeting

Palais des Nations, Room XXVII
Date and time: 
May 14 2008 (All day) - May 15 2008 (All day)

14 May: AM – Advisory Group members only

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