Last year the highest number of internet shutdowns were recorded in the world, and we must equip defenders with strategies to bypass such blocking. APC has developed a game-based training to help understand internet infrastructure, shutdown procedures and circumvention tools.
This document summarises APC's reflections on the 2023 IGF in terms of what worked well and what did not work so well, in areas such as logistics, scheduling of sessions, challenges for onsite participation, and diversity and representation. It also offers recommendations for the 2024 IGF.
In 2025 the United Nations General Assembly will review what's happened since the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and what should happen next. Our columnist takes a look back and outlines six areas that the WSIS+20 review should take into account.
APC's Our Voices Our Futures (OVOF) project supported the participation of three country partners from Kenya, India and Bangladesh at IGF2023. We gathered some reflections from them about how their work with OVOF intersects with internet governance and the IGF.
This year’s AfriSIG took place from 13 to 18 September in Abuja, Nigeria. Over the course of five days, 53 participants from 20 countries took part in interactive sessions ranging from the history of internet governance in the African context to the digital economy and cyber resilience.
The 2023 global IGF will see the launch of a campaign for #TheIGFWeWant, calling attention to the IGF's importance to mobilise civil society organisations and other stakeholders to collectively and strongly advocate for its maintenance and strengthening.
Despite numerous intensive data journalism fellowships and workshops in the past, Linda Ngari says she had an an "eye-opening experience" at the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSiG) on a topic often left out in the practice and training of data journalism: data governance.
What made this year's African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) truly exceptional was the diverse representation of stakeholder groups, says Risper Arose, who shares key takeaways on drafting a policy brief, including the need to incorporate a wide range of voices.
"The cultural diversity among fellows cemented the African School on Internet Governance as a pan-African platform where fellows shared experiences from their home countries and designed solutions that would be integrated into the whole of Africa," says Bridgette in her reflections on AfriSIG 2023.
The 11th African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) was more than just an event; it was a melting pot of ideas and collaborative energy, says participant Gilbert Beyamba. Here he shares key lessons from the School's practicum, which focused on the African Union Data Policy Framework.