Internet Governance Forum

The impact of the internet on human rights in Africa
The impact of the internet on human rights in Africa 01 September 2017

In parts of Africa, governments have promulgated cybercrime legislation which has been used to prosecute and intimidate citizens for making any critical expression against governing regimes. They are also introducing special legislation that suspends or limits online mobilisation. But the internet has also increased, among others, people's ability to organise political activity, and increased the opportunities for self-publication and anonimity. How does the internet impact on human rights in...

African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)
African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 22 March 2017

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. 

Sexual expression: Breaking down the barriers
Sexual expression: Breaking down the barriers 01 March 2017

This piece was motivated by an amazing session on Sex and Freedom of Expression Online.

IGF 2016: A tale of victories – and new challenges
IGF 2016: A tale of victories – and new challenges 31 January 2017

Thanks to travel support from APC’s Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF), I was able to attend the IGF and its related events from 4 to 9 December in Guadalajara, Mexico.

APC input to the IGF stocktaking consultation - January 2017
APC input to the IGF stocktaking consultation - January 2017 27 January 2017

In January 2017, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat organised a public consultation, inviting IGF stakeholders to submit inputs to take stock of the 2016 programming, preparatory process, community intersessional activities and the 11th annual IGF.

Spotlight on national and regional initiatives at the global IGF
Spotlight on national and regional initiatives at the global IGF 15 December 2016

National and regional Internet Governance Forum initiatives (NRIs) play a key role in internet governance. During a plenary session at the 2016 IGF, representatives of NRIs around the world shared stories of the progress they have made, the challenges they face, and the success they have achieved.

What happened at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico?
What happened at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico? 14 December 2016

The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum took place in Guadalajara, Mexico, between 5-9 December 2016. Internet governance stakeholders from all over the world gathered around the overall theme of “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”.

IGF 2016 - Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa policy brief
IGF 2016 - Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa policy brief 05 December 2016

With the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) kicking off this week in Guadalajara, Mexico, we developed a guide for participants from the Middle East and North Africa, identifying sessions on themes relevant in the region: human rights, security, trade, and the internet economy.

Inside the Information Society: What should we seek from this week’s Internet Governance Forum?
Inside the Information Society: What should we seek from this week’s Internet Governance Forum? 05 December 2016

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post sets out aspirations for this week’s Internet Governance Forum.

Latin America in a Glimpse 2016
Latin America in a Glimpse 2016 03 December 2016

This report is a summary of the most relevant information on the human rights and internet situation in Latin America during 2016, and was prepared for presentation at that year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF).