Internet governance

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 governance, emerging issues, and good practices”, panellists Anriette Esterhuysen, executive directo...

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 the words that continually recurred during the opening session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 inau...

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

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have revolutionised multiple facets of human life in a variety of ways. Many of the most visible types of organic impact undoubtedly take place in the domain of government, where the use of ICTs have led to the modernisation of public administration, improved governability, and the stimulation of local ICT industry development. However, this has...

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...

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