Internet governance

Contribution from APC to the 2018 Internet Governance Forum Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity
Contribution from APC to the 2018 Internet Governance Forum Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity 25 September 2018 APC

The Internet Governance Forum Best Practice Forum (IGF BPF) on Cybersecurity is a multistakeholder group focusing on the development of culture, norms and values in cybersecurity. Norms have become a very important mechanism for states and non-state actors to agree on responsible behaviour in cyberspace. There are numerous initiatives underway in this regard, but with limited exceptions, such as the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspac...

I’m headed to AfriSIG 2018 and here’s why…
I’m headed to AfriSIG 2018 and here’s why… 20 September 2018 Babatunde Okunoye

As a research officer at Paradigm Initiative, my daily work involves a number of interesting tasks. I lead research on Paradigm Initiative’s annual Digital Rights in Africa report, together with a network of researchers within our organisation and across the continent. I also produce policy briefs and blog posts and manage research partnerships with local, regional and international organisations. As a member of my organisation’s policy advocacy and communications teams, I’m also involv...

Open letter on the establishment of the UN Secretary General's High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
Open letter on the establishment of the UN Secretary General's High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation 17 September 2018 Access Now, ARTICLE 19, APC, Privacy International

To the Co-chairs and Panel members: The Association for Progressive Communications and the undersigned organisations welcome the establishment of the UN Secretary General's High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. There is a clear need for greater cooperation in the digital sphere and we hope that the panel brings a fresh approach to this challenge while also taking into account other current a...

Decolonising internet governance
Decolonising internet governance 03 September 2018 Mariana Fossatti

In the last five years, reports on connectivity around the world show remarkable progress: those of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recorded a year-on-year increase of 9% and 20%, respectively, in fixed and mobile broadband subscriptions, while this growth is even stronger in the global South. However, as levels of access to the internet increase, there is growing concern about ...

Closing distances and fuelling the Philippine internet governance community via remote participation at APrIGF 2018
Closing distances and fuelling the Philippine internet governance community via remote participation at APrIGF 2018 18 August 2018 Liza Garcia from Foundation for Media Alternatives

I did not fly to Vanuatu for the 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). But still, I participated in this year's APrIGF, albeit remotely. My organisation, the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), together with the Internet Society (ISOC) Philippines Chapter and our Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), set up a remote hub for those who are i...

APrIGF 2018: Focusing on internet governance in the Asia Pacific region
APrIGF 2018: Focusing on internet governance in the Asia Pacific region 16 August 2018 APCNews

The latest edition of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) took place on 13-16 August in Vanuatu around the motto Empowering Communities in Asia Pacific to Build an Affordable, Inclusive, Open and Secure Internet. APC participated in this event to advance internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region.  According t...

APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Vanuatu
APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Vanuatu 10 August 2018 APCNews

The latest edition of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) will take place on 13-16 August in Vanuatu around the motto Empowering Communities in Asia Pacific to Build an Affordable, Inclusive, Open and Secure Internet. The Forum will serve as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level and to adva...

"Strengthening capacities in internet governance in Africa" workshop to take place in Abuja
"Strengthening capacities in internet governance in Africa" workshop to take place in Abuja 09 August 2018 APCNews

What are the challenges associated with the growth of the internet, as we reach the "internet of everything"? What are the priorities, gaps and best ways in capacity development in the African region? The ITU Annual Regional Human Capacity Building Workshop on Strengthening Capacities in Internet Governance in Africa will take place in Abuja, 27-29 August 2018, to address pr...

Views and perspectives on gender rights online for the global South: “Redefining rights for a gender-inclusive networked future”
Views and perspectives on gender rights online for the global South: “Redefining rights for a gender-inclusive networked future” 06 July 2018 Amrita Choudhury and Nadira Al-Araj

The internet today has been recognized as one of the key enablers to bridge the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots"; empowering women, indigenous population and ethnic minorities. While the number of internet users has been growing significantly, yet significant discrepancies on who can actually access and benefit from it has been observed. In fact, there is a significant differenc...

2018 edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) set to take place in Ghana
2018 edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) set to take place in Ghana 14 June 2018

The Collaboration for International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is pleased to announce the fifth edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica). This year, the Forum will be hosted in partnership with the Media Foundation West Africa (MFWA) and will take place on 26-28 September 2018 in Accra, Ghana. The Forum is a landmark event that convenes vario...

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