Internet governance

Issue of online free expression overshadowed by debate about US control over Internet
Issue of online free expression overshadowed by debate about US control over Internet 14 November 2007 APC

Reporters Without Borders has picked up an APC press release, reporting: "The Council of Europe and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) today proposed a new model inspired by the Aarhus Convention, signed in 1998 in Denmark, which brings together access to information, public participation in decision-making and environmental rights". Reporters Without Borders has picked up an APC press release, reporting: "The Council of Europe and the Association for Progressive Communicati...

Anriette Esterhuysen's opening session speech featured in Intellectual Property Watch article
Anriette Esterhuysen's opening session speech featured in Intellectual Property Watch article 14 November 2007 APC

Intellectual Property Watch, a non-profit independent news service that reports on international intellectual property policies, quotes APC executive director Anriette Esterhuysen, in an article featured today on their website under Latest Open Access News. Intellectual Property Watch, a non-profit independent news service that reports on international intellectual property policies, quotes APC executive director Anriette Esterhuysen, in an article featured today on their website under Latest...

Internet governance, public good governance
Internet governance, public good governance 14 November 2007 APC

Public good, freedom of expression, removal of barriers, cultural diversity, digital citizenship, local level. social innovation, digital and social inclusion, the public stake in ICT use, community, multilingualism, spam, security, energy loss in internet use, transparent dialogue and participation by all stakeholders, common rules, elimination of poverty and under-development – these are th...

Africa: Steps taken for multilingual internet
Africa: Steps taken for multilingual internet 14 November 2007 APC

An article posted today on the allAfrica.com website reports on the collaborative efforts of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the International Telecommunication Union, and UNESCO to address the multilingualism issue posed by the rapid expansion of the internet. An article posted today on the allAfrica.com website reports on the collaborative efforts of the Inter...

SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Pavel Antonov
SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Pavel Antonov 14 November 2007 APC

Learn more about the people at the ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And don’t miss the pictures! Pavel Antonov is a board member of Bluelink, a virtual network offering a broad variety of internet-based services for those interested environmental, natural resources, and sustainable development issues in Bulgaria and worldwide. The mission of the network is to create a free information forum ...

SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Andrew Garton
SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Andrew Garton 14 November 2007 APC

Learn more about the people at the ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And don’t miss the pictures! Andrew Garton is the director of APC.au, a digital media arts company based on the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Internet Rights Charter. The organisation specialises in computer-mediated collaborative art "events" for public spaces. They provide production, performance, resear...

Panel on Public participation in internet governance considers applicability of Aarhus Convention
Panel on Public participation in internet governance considers applicability of Aarhus Convention 14 November 2007 APC

In a panel entitled “Public participation in internet governance, emerging issues, and good practices”, panellists Anriette Esterhuysen, executive director of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Pavel P Antonov, board member of BlueLink, emphasised the potential for ICTs to inform, involve and empower people. In a panel entitled “Public participation in internet go...

SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Al Alegre
SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Al Alegre 13 November 2007 APC

Learn more about the people at the ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And don’t miss the pictures! Al Alegre is the executive director of the Foundation of Media Alternatives (FMA), an APC member based in the Philippines. The FMA is a service institution whose mission is to explore the strategic use of various communications media for democratization and popular empowerment. Al’s prioritie...

SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Reza Salim
SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Reza Salim 13 November 2007 APC

Learn more about the people at the ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And don’t miss the pictures! Reza Salim is the director of APC-member organisation, the Bangladesh Friendship Education Society (BFES). BFES, a non-government development organization based in Bangladesh, was established in 1993 to support educational projects in rural areas. The Developing Knowledge Network is a key BFES in...

Internet governance and global privacy at the IGF
Internet governance and global privacy at the IGF 13 November 2007 APC

Here is an interesting post from Jose Murilo Junior on the Global Voices website, written prior to the start of this year’s IGF, that previews the issues of internet governance and global privacy: "The global debate on Internet governance will once again gather people from all over the world at UN’s IGF, this time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The process was started last year in Athen...

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