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APCNews 150 – IGF 2011, new papers – 10/10/11


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Sixth Internet Governance Forum

The Internet Governance Forum is a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the UN to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet”. It acts as  a pressure valve for some of the most controversial internet governance issues. APC will be publishing our final assessment of this year's IGF held in September in Kenya in the next newsletter but here are some of statements during and after the meeting.

APC’s closing statement to the IGF (Sept 30)
It’s time for human rights to be the centre of the internet governance debate (Press release Sept 29)
Can we have internet governance without internet rights? (Press release Sept 27)
Let's get spectrum right: It's time to start making use of TV white spaces (Press release Oct 3)

APC on the new threats to human rights online

WELLINGTON (Joy Liddicoat for APC) – APC's human rights expert Joy Liddicoat outlines the state of human rights online and the major challenges facing activists and human rights defenders.  As levels of censorship and surveillance are increasing worldwide including in democratic countries threaten the lives of democracy activists, APC calls for the theme of the 2012 IGF to focus exclusively on human rights. More>

Hot issues on gender and the Internet Governance Forum: Newsletter out on Oct 12

RIO DE JANEIRO (GenderIT.org for APCNews) - Gender Centred –the bulletin on topical gender and ICT policy themes-- comes to you this month from Nairobi. The The newsletter will include news on the Gender Report Card initiative proposed by the APC which allowed participants to gather long-awaited information about gender representation at the forum. More>

Civil society involvement in ICANN: Strengthening future civil society influence in ICANN policy-making

SAN FRANCISCO (Robin Gross for APC) - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was established in 1998 by the USA to run the root-servers that control the internet among other things. This new paper investigates ICANN's processes, the role of civil society within decision-making, and highlights lessons learned from this multi-stakeholderism experiment as well as recommendations for future similar initiatives. More>

Multi-stakeholder participation in internet governance: An analysis from a developing country, civil society perspective

RIO DE JANEIRO (Marília Maciel and Carlos Affonso for APC) – A new analysis of multi-stakeholder participation in internet governance processes, including international experiences like the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) as well as the national level process in Brazil. More>

APC is seeking English language copy-editors

MONTEVIDEO 28 September 2011 (APC) -- APC produces scores of publications every year. If you are an eagle-eyed copy-editor looking for freelance work we are interested to hear from you. More>

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