Internet Governance Forum

Net neutrality: Levelling the playing field
Net neutrality: Levelling the playing field 25 January 2016 Arnold Pietersen, CECS

This is a reflection on the 10th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which I attended in João Pessoa, Brazil from 9 to 13 November 2015 as a council member of APC representing the Community Education Computer Society. APC provided support as part of the Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF). CECS intends to add internet governance as one if its programmatic areas, which motivated me to attend the IGF and, in doing so, developing an international perspective of internet governance in gene...

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015
African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015 11 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway? was the provocative title of a panel that explored how policy frameworks affect human rights on the continent. “Declarations are important, but implementation is the key issue,” was a core idea of the session, which touched on how initiatives like the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms can benefit policy makers, the business and technical community, civil society and individuals. Web Foundation’s Nnenna Nwakanma hi...

Latin America in a Glimpse, at IGF 2015
Latin America in a Glimpse, at IGF 2015 09 November 2015

Among the most controversial issues that Latin America faced in 2015 are the arrival of Free Basics (formerly Internet.org) and surveillance on the internet, including the Hacking Team revelations. To present these issues in context, Derechos Digitales and APC launched Latin America in a glimpse, a summary of the digital rights arena in the region, at an Internet Governance Forum pre-event on 9...

Disco-tech event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2015)
Disco-tech event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2015) 07 November 2015 APC

      Disco-tech event: This year, we have seen both a groundbreaking UN report recognising anonymity as essential to human rights, in particular privacy and freedom of opinion and expression, as well as consistent government efforts to undermine anonymity online. Worldwide, anonymity enhancing technologies are becoming increasingly important to all internet users, for a number ...

Women’s rights, gender and Internet governance
Women’s rights, gender and Internet governance 05 November 2015 Avri Doria

This issue paper addresses the degree to which gender and women’s rights feature in Internet governance, in multiple interconnected ways including, but certainly not limited to, access, content and representation. Gender and women’s rights occupy a largely rhetorical role in today’s discussion of Internet governance. When speaking of access, there is a noticeable inverse proportionality i...

APC's priorities for the 10th Internet Governance Forum, Brazil, 2015
APC's priorities for the 10th Internet Governance Forum, Brazil, 2015 05 November 2015 APC

1. Preamble The 10th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015 with the overall theme of “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”. Over the past 10 years the IGF has matured into more than an annual meeting. Aside from its contribution to regional and national IGFs across the globe, IGF intersession...

Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2015)
Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2015) 15 October 2015 Derechos Digitales, APC and Coding Rights

This report presents a summary of the most relevant events with respect to human rights and the internet in Latin America in 2015. As the international community gathers at the Internet Government Forum (IGF) 2015, it is our hope that this summary can help broaden participants’ knowledge about the region. APC member Derechos Digitales coordinated this initiative, and developed it in partnersh...

Latin America in a Glimpse: Derechos humanos y la internet (2015)
Latin America in a Glimpse: Derechos humanos y la internet (2015) 15 October 2015 Derechos Digitales, APC and Coding Rights

Este documento es un resumen de lo más relevante sobre la situación de los derechos humanos e internet en América Latina durante 2015. Esperamos que esta iniciativa incremente el conocimiento de la comunidad internacional reunida en el Foro de gobernanza de internet (FGI) 2015 sobre la región. Esta iniciativa es coordinada por Derechos Digitales y desarrollada en conjunto con la Asociación...

Gender and Internet Governance eXchange
Gender and Internet Governance eXchange 15 June 2015

APC believes that the integration of a gender, women’s rights and sexual rights perspective into internet governance conversations and processes is essential if the internet is to fulfil its transformational potential for all. Contributing to this vision, between June and September 2015, we held three regional Gender and Internet Governance eXchanges (gigX) prior to the regional Internet Gov...

Connections and disconnects: Reflections from APC on the 2014 IGF
Connections and disconnects: Reflections from APC on the 2014 IGF 29 October 2014 APC

1. Preamble The 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), “Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance”, came at an important time for internet governance both internationally and in Turkey. The 2014 IGF demonstrated the IGF's maturity by taking strides towards becoming more outcome-oriented. There is little doubt that this shift was encouraged by NETmundial, convene...

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