Internet governance

On the attacks of the Temer government against the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil
On the attacks of the Temer government against the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil 11 August 2017 Brazil Coalition on Network Rights

At APC, we are concerned at the increasing undermining of democracy and due process in Brazil, in particular through the implication of media conglomerates in the unfolding events. APC believes that the media should serve the public interest, both online and offline, and that the internet is a critical platform for alternative media voices, and in this regard we encourage policy and regulation that support an open internet and media diversity. After the...

Fostering discussion, learning and participation: The APC community’s work in 2018 to support civil society’s role in internet governance
Fostering discussion, learning and participation: The APC community’s work in 2018 to support civil society’s role in internet governance 17 July 2019 Gabrielle Willms

Internet governance is understood as including the development and application of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the internet globally. As the information society continues to expand, so too does the need for effective, rights-based development of cyberspace regulation and structures. APC and its network have been deeply involved in this crucial area of internet development since our inception, bringing civil soc...

Let's go beyond ticking boxes: New GenderIT.org edition explores gender and sexuality in internet policy
Let's go beyond ticking boxes: New GenderIT.org edition explores gender and sexuality in internet policy 03 July 2019 GenderIT.org

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and others (LGBTIQ+) people across the world face varying levels of discrimination, exclusion, precarity, violence and phobia. Our difference seems to cancel out the possibility of empathy. But while there is the growing anti-gender backlash in Eastern Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world, there is also amazing strength of ne...

APC and 7amleh statement at Human Rights Council echoes alarm over unlawful surveillance
APC and 7amleh statement at Human Rights Council echoes alarm over unlawful surveillance 26 June 2019 APC and 7amleh

Oral statement delivered during the clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on the right to freedom of opinion and expression and on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Human Rights Council 41st session 25 June 2019 Speaker: Alison Carmel Thank you Mr. President. The Association for Progressive Communications and 7amleh - the Arab Center for the Adv...

Interview with Gbenga Sesan: “What is important in the digital rights campaign in Nigeria and beyond is ensuring that the connection between rights and people’s day-to-day experiences is made”
Interview with Gbenga Sesan: “What is important in the digital rights campaign in Nigeria and beyond is ensuring that the connection between rights and people’s day-to-day experiences is made” 11 June 2019 Koliwe Majama

On the sidelines of the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) held 16-17 May, African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) organiser Koliwe Majama caught up with Gbenga Sesan, director of Nigeria-based Paradigm Initiative. Gbenga is an AfriSIG alumnus, having attended the inaugural school in 2013. In this interview, Gbenga talks about policy making and leadership in Africa. Working together with ot...

APC statement to the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
APC statement to the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation 11 June 2019 APC

Background: In July 2018, the United Nations Secretary-General announced the creation of a new High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. In advance of the Panel's first meeting, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), together with civil society partners, issued an open letter to help shape the Panel's work. Over the last year, APC and member organisations have contributed to a ser...

Stockholm Internet Forum: Reflecting on democracy in the digital era, in Africa and beyond
Stockholm Internet Forum: Reflecting on democracy in the digital era, in Africa and beyond 03 June 2019 Koliwe Majama

As an internet rights activist based in the global South, I often find myself musing over whether, within the African context in particular, access to a safe, free and open internet is possible. I also wonder whether governance and democracy can ever intersect in the scheme of things. Policy making remains central in these reflections. Ultimately, policy should be transformative – meaning tha...

Call for applications for the Seventh African School on Internet Governance now open!
Call for applications for the Seventh African School on Internet Governance now open! 22 May 2019 AfriSIG

Do you believe that the internet is a vital platform for social, economic and political development in Africa? Are you a current or potential leader in internet governance forums and debates in Africa? Does your current work or study involve internet or ICT policy and regulation? Do you want to deepen your understanding of the “multistakeholder” approach to internet-related policy making? ...

Cyberlaw and human rights: Intersections in the global South
Cyberlaw and human rights: Intersections in the global South 10 March 2019 APCNews

How are internet governance and policy making developing? In the global South, and particularly under repressive regimes, regulations often reflect disregard for human rights obligations. How can we work for the preservation of the core values of the internet – interoperability, universality, free expression and the free flow of information – in these contexts? A panel on "Cyberlaw and...

Chat Garcia Ramilo, APC's director: "In internet governance, we prioritise the participation of local voices"
Chat Garcia Ramilo, APC's director: "In internet governance, we prioritise the participation of local voices" 27 February 2019

NIC Argentina, which is devoted to the growth of the internet and building society's trust in the internet in Argentina, interviewed APC Executive Director Chat Garcia Ramilo during the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Paris. The interview was originally published in Spanish on NIC.AR.'s website. NIC.AR: If we want to create a culture of good practices in the "internet society"...

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