This year’s IGF in Istanbul drew more than 1,600 foreign participants and around 700 local participants, as well as a high number of government representatives from Turkey and other countries, including Colombia, with a delegation headed by the minister of ICT and the director of the communications
_The following is a slightly edited version of Nica Dumlao’s contribution as one of the panellists at Workshop 157 entitled "Crowdsourcing a Magna Carta for the Web We Want", held during the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey on 4 September 2014.
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.
This Global Information Society Watch tracks the state of communications surveillance in 59 countries across the world – countries as diverse as Hungary, India, Argentina, The Gambia, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. Each country report approaches the issue from a different perspective.
Internet Governance Forum Secretariat's mandate 2011-2013/4: APC's contributions on concrete decisions or actions taken regarding engagement at IGFs
APC has participated in the global IGF since its inception in 2006 and has been a co-convener of multiple regional and national IGFs. We have consistently engaged at the IGF to advance the following as key concerns to be considered in internet governance at national, regional and global levels: affordable access for all; internet openness; free expression and other human rights; the free flow of information; women’s rights development; and multistakeholder cooperation, transparency, public participation and accountability.
Remarks from APC on the NETmundial Initiative (NMI) Initial Scoping Meeting held in Geneva on 28 August 2014
By the time most members of civil society active in internet governance heard of the NETmundial Initiative (or Alliance as it as originally termed) it was already a fait accompli. Only a few carefully selected civil society have been given a chance to participate in internet governance’s next “great event”. APC was one of the organisations that received an invitation but as we are not attending the meeting we are sharing these remarks.
On the eve of the IGF in Istanbul, 1 September 2014, APC, Tactical Tech and Web Foundation host a dynamic, peer-learning event on censorship and circumvention, problems and solutions for internet rights.
This report is our year in review in which we highlight the impact our work has made for human rights in the internet age. Along with APC member stories spanning the globe, the report is a look back at the network’s most significant moments in 2013.
Interested in learning about net neutrality and internet privatisation? Take part in a free training! Mozilla has created a toolkit to raise awareness about what “net neutrality” is, why it is important, what will happen if we lose it, and about some of the policy behind it.