Internet governance

Global Commission on Internet Governance Report: One Internet
Global Commission on Internet Governance Report: One Internet 22 June 2016 Global Commission on Internet Governance

Internet governance is one of the most pressing global public policy issues of our time. Some estimates put the economic contribution of the Internet as high as 4.2 trillion dollars in 2016. The Internet of things could result in upwards of 11.1 trillion dollars in economic growth and effciency gains by 2025. And, the Internet is more than simply a system of wealth generation; it also acts as a platform for innovation, free expression, culture and access to ideas. Yet across multiple levels, ...

Challenges to civil society participation in internet governance in the MENA region
Challenges to civil society participation in internet governance in the MENA region 25 May 2016 Mohammad Tarakiyee

The landscape of internet governance has been rapidly evolving in the decade since the conclusion of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis in 2005. The Tunis Agenda for the Information Society not only affirmed the commitment of all involved countries to develop a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented information society, but also proposed a multistakeholder approach to internet governance, a model where management of the internet should involve all stakehol...

Inside the Information Society: Enhanced cooperation for enhanced cooperation?
Inside the Information Society: Enhanced cooperation for enhanced cooperation? 20 May 2016 David Souter

David Souter comments each week on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about the Internet governance arrangement known as “enhanced cooperation". Last December the UN General Assembly agreed to set up the latest in a series of working groups to discuss ‘enhanced cooperation… to enable governments, on an equal footing...

WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality"
WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality" 06 May 2016 APC

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process is considered a cornerstone of international norms and discourse on internet policy and governance. As the process marks its 11th anniversary, the ‘ICT for development’ community met in Geneva between 2-6 May to continue to work for a people-centric, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society where everyone can create, a...

Reflections from the Association for Progressive Communications on the 10th Internet Governance Forum, Brazil, November 2015
Reflections from the Association for Progressive Communications on the 10th Internet Governance Forum, Brazil, November 2015 31 March 2016 APC

1. Preamble The 10th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015 with the overall theme of “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”. IGF 2015 came at a critical time, just one month before the United Nations General Assembly was to decide, through the WSIS+10 review, whether the IGF would have a future. I...

Fundación REDES: Reflections on the 10th Internet Governance Forum
Fundación REDES: Reflections on the 10th Internet Governance Forum 14 March 2016 Miriam Cristina Rojas, Fundación REDES

Participating in the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, enabled me to learn about experiences in other countries in fields such as the development and installation of infrastructure and other technical aspects, diplomatic relations around the information society and internet governance, and the expansion of inter-institutional relations and cooperation agreements. My w...

Behind the camera at IGF 2015
Behind the camera at IGF 2015 08 March 2016 Arturo Bregaglio, Asociación Trinidad

Arturo Bregaglio and Carlos Afonso at the APC 25th anniversary celebration. When I learned that I would be attending the 2015 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in João Pessoa, with the support of the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF), I offered my assistance to the APC communications team, to help with photographic coverage of the event, as well as to help identify activities and potent...

"Strong encryption should remain legal": Some notes on the IGF by Michel Lambert from Alternatives
"Strong encryption should remain legal": Some notes on the IGF by Michel Lambert from Alternatives 26 January 2016 Michel Lambert, Alternatives

Michel Lambert at the 2015 IGFThe Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a unique multistakeholder forum which allows civil society organisations to discuss with the public and private sectors on policy issues related to internet governance. The 2015 IGF took place as Alternatives and APC are together executing a project called Building a culture of online human rights and digital security though ...

Arab IGF: Missed opportunities for multistakeholder engagement
Arab IGF: Missed opportunities for multistakeholder engagement 19 January 2016 Tarakiyee

As the Arab Internet Governance Forum reaches its fourth iteration, it continues to struggle to mature into a space where multistakeholder engagement can start producing the dialogue and efforts the region needs in order to face the many challenges in the field of internet governance. Attending both the global IGF and the Arab IGF within the space of one month, I believe that the region has mis...

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