Willie Currie expressed APC’s support for the world’s only existing global debate space on the future of the internet which could come to an end once its five year mandate is over next year saying “The IGF is an innovation in multi-stakeholder internet governance, it works, it is evolving and should continue” but stressed that it should evolve to be more than a dialoguing space and produce concrete outcomes. Read APC’s statement to the IGF.
Internet Governance and Information Society: Developing an African Strategy - An agenda for African MPs
Presentation on internet governance, information society and developing a strategy for African MPs. The presentation looks at current processes an institutions, how MPs can approach Internet governance and finally suggests some activities for MPs.
Since the inception of the IGF, the Council of Europe, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and APC have been working on a joint initiative on public participation in internet governance. Now a draft code of good practice on transparency, information and participation in internet governance is ready for comment!
EMBARGO November 16 2009 00.00hs
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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.
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
Draft text (11/2009): Code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in Internet governance
Paper 2 (05/2009): Mapping the information and participation practice of internet governance entities
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.