Internet governance

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


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


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 IGF, that previews the issues of internet governance and global 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, intellectual property, openness, connectivity, cost and multilingualism."

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


The inaugural ceremony of United Nations second Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been held on Monday November 12 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Internet governance from a Bangladeshi perspective

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 council meeting that preceded the 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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Paraguay accused of attacking net neutrality

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY 15 October 2007 (APCNews)

“An attack on net neutrality and an act of censorship,” was how Miguel Acosta, editor of a New York-based Paraguayan newspaper referred to the measure taken by the Paraguayan Communication Company to block access to internet telephony or voice over internet protocol (VoIP). Civil society has responded forcefully to this situation.

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Forum Europe-China: IT systems on the age of the Internet

Liège, Belgium

Citizens in China and Europe from the academia, NGO, companies, government met in Liège (Belgium) to exchange perspectives and discuss on the topic of Information Society and the Internet in China and Europe. The workshop on “IT systems on the age of the Internet” (4-5 October) was the first step of the China-Europe Forum (6-7 October).

Internet Forum - Continent to Send 20 Delegates


Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Africa are to send a 20-member
delegation to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, in November 2007 to ensure that the African voices are heard.
Speaking on behalf of the CSOs, Ms Natasha Primo of the Association for
Progressive Communications (APC) said that the essence of bringing the
crusade to the largest gathering of pen-pushers on the continent was to
guarantee that African communicators were not left out.

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