Internet governance

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. It also marked a homecoming of sorts. This was Brazil's second time hosting an IGF, and was the secon...

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 work in Bolivia focuses on psychological support and educational and preventive efforts around the is...

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...

APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting
APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting 23 December 2015 Avri Doria

Statement by APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting Thank you Madam President, To the excellencies and delegates of the member states and among the participants of all stakeholder groups. I want to thank the member states who have produced an outcome that not only does no harm to the Internet but offers opportunities for us to reinforce the global Internet as a resource that is to ...

The best and worst of the Arab IGF 2015
The best and worst of the Arab IGF 2015 22 December 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

Between 14 and 18 December, I joined my colleague Tarakiyee, from APC, in Beirut, along with a dozen activists and human rights defenders from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with a focus on internet rights. We aimed to form a strong working group to influence internet governance issues from a civil society perspective in the region, starting with our participation in the fourth annual...

APC's vision for future internet governance
APC's vision for future internet governance 15 December 2015 Anriette Esterhuysen

Anriette Esterhuysen at IGF 2015 On 9 November, Brazil as the host country of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015 convened a High Level Leaders Meeting aimed at gathering prominent figures in internet governance – selected among all stakeholder groups – to dialogue on the future of internet governance beyond the year 2015. Key issues in digital policy, from cyber security and the digit...

The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections
The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections 30 November 2015 Various authors. William J. Drake (editor)

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The UN General Assembly reviewed the progress made over the past decade and negotiated a text that addresses a number of global Internet governance issues. 2015 is also the 10th anniversary of a multistakeholder experiment that helped bring the WSIS to a successful conclusion: the Working Group on Internet Go...

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