Internet governance

U.N. conference ponders Internet's future
U.N. conference ponders Internet's future 19 November 2007 APC

When more than 1,700 technology experts from around the world envision the Internet’s future, they see cars and household appliances that are online, wireless Internet networks in remote African villages and astronauts e-mailing one another from different corners of outer space. Read the full article, which mentions John Dada of APC-member Fantsuam Foundation. When more than 1,700 technology experts from around the world envision the Internet’s future, they see cars and household ...

Fast track to internet domains in own alphabet
Fast track to internet domains in own alphabet 16 November 2007 APC

The Register reports that certain countries such as China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are on the fast track to net domains that use their own alphabets. The Register reports that certain countries such as China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are on the fast track to net domains that use their own alphabets. This week, at the Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro, ICANN announced that it’s cranking an effort to provide certain very important nations with "country code top-level domains" t...

IGF: (Not just) talking about multistakeholder partnerships
IGF: (Not just) talking about multistakeholder partnerships 15 November 2007 APC

Andrea Molinari is posting some great summaries of the IGF sessions on her live journal, including the Tuesday panel on partnerships in practice. She specifically mentions panellist Anriette Esterhuysen, executive director of APC, and her discussion on the CATIA project. Andrea Molinari is posting some great summaries of the IGF sessions on her live journal,  including the Tuesday panel o...

Internet exchange points should be encouraged for IPv6
Internet exchange points should be encouraged for IPv6 15 November 2007 APC

Internet pioneer and TCP/IP co-developer Vint Cerf has made specific proposals to support the introduction of IPv6 at the second Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Rio de Janeiro. "Governments could consider subsidising the cost of exchange points which encourage connectivity via IPv6 addresses." Read the complete article. Internet pioneer and TCP/IP co-developer Vint Cerf has made specific pro...

Access and connectivity for remote rural panel: Basic infrastructure needed
Access and connectivity for remote rural panel: Basic infrastructure needed 15 November 2007 APC

Here are Andrew Garton’s observations on the “Access and connectivity for remote rural” panel, held on Tuesday 13 November in Rio de Janeiro, as part of this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Andrew is the director of APC.au, a digital media arts company based on the Internet Rights Charter of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). Here are Andrew G...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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