Internet governance

The working group on internet governance: A feminist conversation

By Karen Banks (November 2005, Heinrich Boell Foundation )

“The working group on internet governance: a feminist conversation”, in Visions in process II the WSIS, Karen Banks, for Heinrich Boell Foundation.

Your rating: None

Internet governance and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

By Adam Peake (June 2004, APC )

The purpose of this paper is to describe our current understanding of the debate about internet governance in WSIS, and to examine the main policy issues that are being considered in that discussion. It also suggests opportunities for developing nation stakeholders to contribute to the processes that are defining the internet governance landscape. The key message is that there are opportunities for civil society to engage and we must take them. Internet governance is one of the most controversial and debated issues to come from the WSIS process. It is also a moving target in that the UN working group that will help define what internet governance is, and identify the public policy issues involved is only just being set up and we can only make a best guess at its working methods and the scope of issues it will consider. As such this paper is very much a work in progress and may be modified over the coming months.

Your rating: None

World Summit on the Information Society: APC's recommendation on internet governance

By APC (November 2005, APC )

APC has participated extensively in the internet governance process at the World Summit on Information Society. Out of this participation and in collaboration with other partners, including members of the WSIS civil society internet governance caucus, APC has crystallized a set of recommendations with regard to internet governance ahead of the final summit in Tunis in November 2005.

Your rating: None

APC reflections at the commencement of the 2nd IGF

By APC (November 2007, APC )

APC’s reflections and priorities at the commencement of the second Internet Governance Forum held in Rio de Janeiro in November 2007. This document includes APC’s assessment of the first forum, held in Athens in 2006, and highlights our priorities for the second IGF.

Your rating: None

SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Milena Bukova


Milena Bukova is the executive director of Bluelink, a virtual network offering a broad variety of internet based services for those who are interested in issues related to environment, natural resources, and sustainable development in Bulgaria and all over the world. Its mission is to create a free information forum for democracy, civil society and sustainable development.

U.N. conference ponders Internet's future


When more than 1,700 technology experts from around the world envision the Internet’s future, they see cars and household appliances that are online, wireless Internet networks in remote African villages and astronauts e-mailing one another from different corners of outer space. Read the full article, which mentions John Dada of APC-member Fantsuam Foundation.

Fast track to internet domains in own alphabet

Vancouver, Canada

The Register reports that certain countries such as China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are on the fast track to net domains that use their own alphabets.

IGF: (Not just) talking about multistakeholder partnerships

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Andrea Molinari is posting some great summaries of the IGF sessions on her live journal, including the Tuesday panel on partnerships in practice. She specifically mentions panellist Anriette Esterhuysen, executive director of APC, and her discussion on the CATIA project.

Internet exchange points should be encouraged for IPv6


Internet pioneer and TCP/IP co-developer Vint Cerf has made specific proposals to support the introduction of IPv6 at the second Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Rio de Janeiro. "Governments could consider subsidising the cost of exchange points which encourage connectivity via IPv6 addresses." Read the complete article.

Access and connectivity for remote rural panel: Basic infrastructure needed

RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil

Here are Andrew Garton’s observations on the “Access and connectivity for remote rural” panel, held on Tuesday 13 November in Rio de Janeiro, as part of this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Andrew is the director of, a digital media arts company based on the Internet Rights Charter of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

Sign in to