multistakeholderism

Internet governance in Africa: Reflections from the director of the South African Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Palesa Legoze

Durban, South Africa

Shortly after this year’s African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) was held, the 5th African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) took place from 16 to 18 October at the Durban International Convention Centre.

Openness, transparency and accountability: A chat interview with Alan Barrett, AFRINIC's CEO

Durban, South Africa

AFRINIC is home to Africa’s regional internet registry, based in Mauritius, and has three other operational offices in South Africa (technical operations), Egypt (backup and disaster recovery) and Ghana (training coordination).

What is at stake? Working for pluralism in internet governance at the 6th LAC IGF

Winnipeg, Canada

Last week stakeholders from across Latin America and the Caribbean met in Cordoba for the Sixth Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Although a multi-stakeholder forum, civil society was best represented, with only a handful of participants from the private sector and government.

Open Letter: Civil society hampered in its ability to contribute to WCIT

DUBAI 11 December 2012 (Civil society)

In an Open Letter put out during the World Conference on International Telecommunications, civil society groups call on the the ITU’s Secretary General and the conference Chairman to address three immediate and pressing matters: the lack of any official standing to the public comments by civil society; the lack of access to and transparency of working groups, particularly the working groups of Committee 5 (the review committee); and the absence of mechanisms to encourage independent civil society participation.

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