APC at the IGF 2017: Event coverage Geneva 15 December 2017

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”.

APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2017 12 December 2017 By APCNews

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 11 December 2017 By APCNews

Global Information Society Watch 2017 on National and Regional Internet Governance Forums will be launched in Geneva on 20 December 2017.

Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves? Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves? 31 August 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?

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. 

Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan 23 October 2016

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.

Building feminist cross-movement collaboration and action on internet and human rights in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean Building feminist cross-movement collaboration and action on internet and human rights in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean 13 May 2016

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.

My eye opening experience at AfriSIG 2017 07 December 2017 Moipone Mhlekwa

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.

A learning experience from the 5th African School on Internet Governance 07 December 2017 Sheila Nsekanabo

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.

From Limpopo to Sharm El Sheikh: A journey of initiation on internet governance 07 December 2017 Phoshollo Phasha

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.

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Inside the Information Society

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.

The internet of memory: Stories from the APC community

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.

Briefing document: Cybersecurity policy and human rights
Briefing document: Cybersecurity policy and human rights

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?”.

APC Priorities for the 12th Internet Governance Forum
APC Priorities for the 12th Internet Governance Forum

These are APC's priorities for the 12th Internet Governance Forum, Geneva, 2017.

APC condemns restrictions on civil society at WTO summit, calls on Argentine government to facilitate NGO participation
APC condemns restrictions on civil society at WTO summit, calls on Argentine government to facilitate NGO participation

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...

Just Net Coalition: A call for openness and transparency in rulemaking for the internet
Just Net Coalition: A call for openness and transparency in rulemaking for the internet

We call on the internet community to invite national governments to refrain from discussing internet-related matters in the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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