Internet governance

To act now or not act: Clash of views on content regulation at internet forum
To act now or not act: Clash of views on content regulation at internet forum 13 November 2007 APC

Today I sat in a workshop in Rio de Janeiro. A workshop in Rio de Janeiro? A capoeira, volleyball or football workshop, you must be thinking. Even though I’m just 25 metres away from a beautiful beach, imagine, I sat in a room in a hotel, full of people with laptops… on their laps. Such is life in the second Internet Governance Forum. And let me tell you that it’s worth it. One of the 97 workshops unfolding here in Rio was called “Content regulation and the duty of states to protect f...

Internet as a means of alternative to create peace, security and human rights
Internet as a means of alternative to create peace, security and human rights 12 November 2007 APC

The inaugural ceremony of United Nations second Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been held on Monday November 12 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The inaugural ceremony of United Nations second Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been held on Monday November 12 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Governments, business entities, civil society members from around the world were present in the inaugural meeting of the Forum. The forum will continue until the 15th of November 2007 following a numb...

The Internet governance from a Bangladeshi perspective
The Internet governance from a Bangladeshi perspective 12 November 2007 APC

Reza Salim from the Bangladesh Friendship Education Society (BFES), an APC-member organisation, has just alerted me to today’s publication of this article he wrote for the the most popular daily newspaper in Bangladesh, The Prothom Alo. It provides updates about the Internet Governance Forum, APC’s role in this Forum which starts today here in Rio and information about the APC ...

Citizen participation in the era of digital development
Citizen participation in the era of digital development 05 November 2007 Valeria Betancourt

Paraguay accused of attacking net neutrality
Paraguay accused of attacking net neutrality 15 October 2007 APCNews

Low-cost voice communication blocked “An attack on net neutrality and an act of censorship,” was how Miguel Acosta, editor of New York-based Paraguayan newspaper Mirador Paraguayo, referred to the measure taken by the Paraguayan Communication Company (COPACO – Compañía Paraguaya de Comunicación) to block the session initiation protocol (SIP) as of 22 June 2007. This protocol allow...

Forum Europe-China: IT systems on the age of the Internet
Forum Europe-China: IT systems on the age of the Internet 08 October 2007 APC

Citizens in China and Europe from the academia, NGO, companies, government met in Liège (Belgium) to exchange perspectives and discuss on the topic of Information Society and the Internet in China and Europe. The workshop on “IT systems on the age of the Internet” (4-5 October) was the first step of the China-Europe Forum (6-7 October). Citizens in China and Europe from the academ...

Internet Forum - Continent to Send 20 Delegates
Internet Forum - Continent to Send 20 Delegates 13 September 2007 APC

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Africa are to send a 20-member delegation to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in November 2007 to ensure that the African voices are heard. Speaking on behalf of the CSOs, Ms Natasha Primo of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) said that the essence of bringing the crusade to the largest gathering of pen-pusher...

Rococo BarCamp, Montreal 18-19-20 May 2007
Rococo BarCamp, Montreal 18-19-20 May 2007 17 April 2007 APC

Rococo BarCamp will gathers collaboratives practiciens, geeks, researchers, artists, and community workers around this theme: AccidentalLinking: "Common ground, shared solutions" We invite you to our unconference, to share insights, wisdom and knowledge, and learn from others about collaboration, creativity and self-management. Meetings on Collaboration, Creativity and Self Management May 2...

e-Governance in Nepal
e-Governance in Nepal 27 March 2007 APC

Blog for creating awareness in community, government bureaucracy and all concerned about ICT, e-Governance, citizen services, poverty alleviation through ICT and contribute empowering society into knowledge based society There are many new posts in the blog. Please visit: egovernancenepal.blogspot.com

Whose Summit? Whose Information Society?
Whose Summit? Whose Information Society? 13 March 2007 David Souter

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has been roundly criticised in the past and this new study from APC concludes that the summit “is not the best starting point for new action.” So, what is the point of looking at how developing country delegations and civil society fared at the summit? Because, says the author “it is always important to learn from experience – particula...

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