ICT policy

“We need to avoid a situation where the DNS is used to police content”: A conversation with ICANN's Rafik Dammak
“We need to avoid a situation where the DNS is used to police content”: A conversation with ICANN's Rafik Dammak 02 July 2015 Flavia Fascendini

APC attended the 53rd meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that took place in Buenos Aires on 21-25 June 2015. We interviewed Rafik Dammak, a Tunisian engineer living in Tokyo, who is an APC individual member and chair of the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) at ICANN. He explains why internet rights activists should get involved in ICANN’s areas of work, since any policy around domain names has a dramatic and global effect. APCNews: One inter...

Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms
Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms 17 March 2015 African Internet Rights Campaign

We, the promoters of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, met in Accra, Ghana, on March 12 and 13, 2015 to discuss and review a variety of issues relating to the popularization and implementation of the Declaration on the African continent and beyond. We unanimously adopted and issued the following resolutions.    

Instituto DEMOS
Instituto DEMOS 02 March 2015

Instituto DEMOS works on promoting, strengthening and accompanying women, youth and indigenous organizations, committed to democratic development processes at the local, national and international levels. DEMOS's vision is that of an inclusive Guatemalan and Central America region based on social justice, human security and human rights exercise.

Everything you need to know about the WSIS+10 review
Everything you need to know about the WSIS+10 review 28 January 2015 Deborah Brown and Lea Kaspar (Global Partners Digital)

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process and its outcome documents are considered cornerstones of international norms and discourse on internet policy and governance. This year, as WSIS marks its 10th anniversary, the UN General Assembly is set to evaluate its progress and decide its future.   What is WSIS? The two-stage WSIS took place in 2003 (the Geneva phase) and 2005...

Bytes for All, Pakistan: Proposed media regulations are draconian
Bytes for All, Pakistan: Proposed media regulations are draconian 07 January 2015 Bytes for All, Pakistan

State propaganda and censorship not an answer to governance failures Islamabad, December 30, 2014: Bytes For All is alarmed by the recommendations made by Pakistani parliamentary body that seeks to impose McCarthyism-style regulations on the media and Internet, in reaction to the December 16 Peshawar school attack. On December 24, the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and ...

How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders?
How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders? 22 December 2014

How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders (HRDs) in their work? Who are the major players in internet policy and how can Maghreb-Machrek HRDs effectively engage them? These were the questions discussed at the regional seminar on freedom of expression, freedom of association and the right to the internet, held in Marrakesh, Morocco on 30 November and 1 December. The...

Open civil society letter on transparency at the ITU Plenipotentiary
Open civil society letter on transparency at the ITU Plenipotentiary 09 October 2014 various

Update: The ITU has responded to the letter below. Click to download their response in PDF format. 8 October 2014 TO: Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Dr. Hamadoun Touré CC: Deputy Secretary-General of the ITU, Mr. Houlin Zhao Dear Secretary-General Touré, We write to you as a group of civil society organisations who are keen to engage with the important ...

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