Internet Governance Forum

APrIGF 2018: Focusing on internet governance in the Asia Pacific region
APrIGF 2018: Focusing on internet governance in the Asia Pacific region 16 August 2018 APCNews

The latest edition of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) took place on 13-16 August in Vanuatu around the motto Empowering Communities in Asia Pacific to Build an Affordable, Inclusive, Open and Secure Internet. APC participated in this event to advance internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region.  According to APC's Asia Policy Coordinator Gayatri Khandhadai, “The fact that this edition took place in the ...

A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: Recommendations and considerations from a 2017 Internet Governance Forum pre-event
A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: Recommendations and considerations from a 2017 Internet Governance Forum pre-event 20 July 2018 Deborah Brown and Anriette Esterhuysen

A rights-based approach to cybersecurity has gained currency in recent years at multistakeholder processes like the UN Internet Governance Forum. Progress has been made at human rights-oriented forums like the Freedom Online Coalition, which has developed recommendations for a free and secure internet. Yet at the same time, threats to cybersecurity are on the rise, with significant human rights implications. Massive data breaches violate people’s right to privacy; malware attacks are t...

Views and perspectives on gender rights online for the global South: “Redefining rights for a gender-inclusive networked future”
Views and perspectives on gender rights online for the global South: “Redefining rights for a gender-inclusive networked future” 06 July 2018 Amrita Choudhury and Nadira Al-Araj

The internet today has been recognized as one of the key enablers to bridge the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots"; empowering women, indigenous population and ethnic minorities. While the number of internet users has been growing significantly, yet significant discrepancies on who can actually access and benefit from it has been observed. In fact, there is a significant differenc...

Multistakeholder models that start with I: ICANN’s bottom-up oversight
Multistakeholder models that start with I: ICANN’s bottom-up oversight 13 June 2018 Avri Doria

This note [1] describes the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT), which serves as the premier component of ICANN’s bottom-up multistakeholder community process oversight mechanism, as mandated by its articles of incorporation. Why the ATRT is important The ATRT was created as a way by which the community [2] could have ...

Call for applications for the Sixth African School on Internet Governance now open!
Call for applications for the Sixth African School on Internet Governance now open! 16 May 2018

Are you a current or potential leader in internet governance forums and debates in Africa? Do you want to deepen your understanding of the “multistakeholder” approach to internet-related policy making? Whether you are a policy maker, a researcher, a regulator, an engineer, a journalist, an entrepreneur or a gender equality and human rights defender – if you care about internet policy in A...

Internet Governance Forum: Taking stock of 2017 and suggestions for 2018
Internet Governance Forum: Taking stock of 2017 and suggestions for 2018 22 March 2018 APC

IGF Community Public Consultation: Taking stock of 2017 and suggestions for 2018 - Oral statement from the Association for Progressive Communications My name is Julián Casasbuenas and I am making this input on behalf of the Association for Progressive Communications in my capacity as a member of the APC board of directors. APC is an international civil society network with more than 90 me...

IGF Community Public Consultation: Submission by APC on taking stock of the 2017 work programme and 12th IGF and suggestions for the 13th IGF
IGF Community Public Consultation: Submission by APC on taking stock of the 2017 work programme and 12th IGF and suggestions for the 13th IGF 20 March 2018

A. Taking stock of 2017 programming, preparatory process, community intersessional activities and the 12th annual IGF A1. What worked well in 2017? Preparatory processes including venue, timing, logistics, participation and networking ● Geneva and the UN as a venue worked well in many ways, even if there were some downsides which we mention below. In particular it meant that governments could...

Community networks: The internet by the people, for the people
Community networks: The internet by the people, for the people 09 March 2018 Various

This book reflects many of the ideas discussed by the members of the Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, between 2016 and 2017.  In 2015 the world made an important promise to itself. The United Nations set out 17 Global Goals – the Sustainable Development Goals – aimed at achieving extraordinary things in the next 15 years...

Digital competences to harness technologies for sustainable development
Digital competences to harness technologies for sustainable development 10 February 2018 Carlos Afonso from Nupef

This piece is an adaptation of the speech given by Carlos A. Afonso, executive director of APC member in Brazil, Nupef, during the session  "NRIs Collaborative Session: Digital competences to harness technologies for sustainable development - Cases and approaches" at the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, December 2017. Digital technologies have reached new heights in their com...

APC at the IGF 2017: Towards open, universal and affordable access to the internet for all people
APC at the IGF 2017: Towards open, universal and affordable access to the internet for all people 17 January 2018

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet.” Twelve years later, it remains a platform for some of the most controversial internet governance issues, allowing actors with quite radical...

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