Participating in the 2014 IGF in Istanbul opened up a wide range of opportunities for both my own organisation and for APC, including new possibilities for partnerships, cooperation and impact.
I would like to thank my host APC and also everyone for contributing to the success of the ninth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey. This was the first time that I joined the IGF, the multi-stakeholder policy dialogue.
On 2-5 September 2014, the Ninth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held at the Lufti Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Istanbul, Turkey. The event’s theme was "Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance".
I, together with FMA’s gender and ICT coordinator, Lisa García, participated in the IGF in Istanbul.
Güneş Tavmen is the author of the Global Information Society Watch Special Report on Turkey, launched at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2014. APC’s Elvira Truglia spoke to Tavmen during the IGF about the state of communications regulation in Turkey and what can be done to reverse the tide of restrictive policies.
Feminist activist and filmmaker Bishakha Datta of Point of View (India) helped draft the groundbreaking Feminist Principles of the Internet. An initiative of APC’s Women’s Rights Programme, this tool for advancing internet rights was launched at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2014. APC’s Elvira Truglia spoke to Datta during the IGF about the relevance of the Feminist Principles of the Internet.
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) strongly condemns the Turkish government for amending a law that tightens internet censorship. The law, which now grants the Telecommunications Directorate (TIB) extensive powers to block access to websites without a court order, comes on the heels of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul on 2-5 September 2014.
The 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held from September 2–5 this year in Istanbul, Turkey.
There were several sessions and side meetings at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
On 5 September 2014, Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014 participants from governments, civil society, the private sector, academic and technical communities agreed on key messages concerning the right to privacy in the digital age. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is now sharing these messages at the Human Rights Council 27th session in Geneva. Read the full statement from IGF 2014 participants.
Since 2006, APC has been a key player in creating a space for civil society in internet policy making. The ninth Internet Governance Forum kicks off on 2 September in Istanbul, Turkey. For four days, people around the globe will discuss everything related to how the internet runs– from who makes decisions, what works, what doesn’t, and how things can be better. Read more about APC’s participation at IGF 2014 around four key areas.