The global Internet Governance Forum remains a unique and vibrant forum, producing valuable intersessional work, despite its shortcomings. The overall theme for this years’ IGF is “Shape Your Digital Future!”. The main subtheme is “New Technologies & Emerging Issues”.
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 12th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 to 21 December 2017. This page is your go-to resource, compiling all the events hosted and co-organised by APC and its members, and other relev...
Global Information Society Watch 2017 on National and Regional Internet Governance Forums will be launched in Geneva on 20 December 2017.
This project aims to address the following questions: Are local access infrastructure models a viable alternative to connecting the unconnected, and if so, what are the circumstances that make them successful? What are the benefits to the local community in terms of well-being, gender equity and social or economic development where connectivity infrastructure is locally owned?
AfriSIG, an initiative co-organised by APC and NEPAD, is a multistakeholder training initiative that aims to give Africans from diverse sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to participate effectively in internet governance processes and debates.
APC has teamed up with members and partners in India, Pakistan and Malaysia to protect and promote human rights on the internet. The project's objectives include research and documentation, capacity building and support for networking and advocacy.
This project aims to build awareness and collaborative action on internet policy and regulation among activists in the global South by securing human rights in internet policy and regulation in Africa, and integrating a feminist and gender justice agenda in internet governance debates and processes.
The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 2017 has been both an eye opener and learning curve. When coming here I had no idea of the kind of impact and paradigm shift this school would have on me. The experience has over-exceeded my expectations.
What interested me the most in the process of learning was the term “Internet of Things”. This is becoming an increasingly growing topic as experienced in AfriSIG; and I have learned that it is a concept that not only has the potential to impact on how we live but also how we work.
I am a young woman who grew up in the rural areas of Limpopo in South Africa, where there is not much development done, internet is regarded as a luxury, and technology is not exposed. It has therefore been much of a privilege for me to be a participant at the African School on Internet Governance.
David Souter writes a weekly column for APC, looking at different aspects of the information society, development and rights. David’s pieces take a fresh look at many of the issues that concern APC and its members, with the aim of provoking discussion and debate. Issues covered include internet governance and sustainable development, human rights and the environment, policy, practice and the use of ICTs by individuals and communities.
What were information and communication technologies like in the 1980s and 1990s? What are the stories of the genesis and evolution of non-profit computer networks working for social change? Twice a month, this section will take a historical look at the APC community's journey of internet activism and make links to where we are now. Join Jennifer Radloff in this retrospective trip exploring the connections between the past and the present.
This briefing document aims to frame discussions at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017 Day 0 event “A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: A pipe dream or a critical means to a secure and stable internet?”.
Sixty-three civil society experts ― trade unionists, development advocates, digital rights activists, environmentalists, and others ― had their accreditation rescinded and are prevented from attending the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference taking place on 10-13 Decemb...
We call on the internet community to invite national governments to refrain from discussing internet-related matters in the World Trade Organization (WTO).