Internet governance

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 – particularly where it did not deliver up to expectations.” The book “Whose Summit? Whose Information Soci...

BytesForAll launches draft report on the use of technology for development in Bangladesh
BytesForAll launches draft report on the use of technology for development in Bangladesh 28 January 2007 FN for APCNews

APC member in South Asia, BytesForAll, has launched its ‘ICT4D Status Report 1.0’, a document looking into the use of information and communication technology for the purpose of development. It has put it up on its wiki, and seeks feedback here: http://bangladeshictpolicy.bytesforall.net/?q=national_report The report aims to monitor ICT development in different sectors and to comp...

IGF - UN innovation or just another conference ?
IGF - UN innovation or just another conference ? 08 November 2006 APC

Looking at the IGF meeting from the perspective of European Digital Rights, the interesting point is to which extent the IGF may advance the protection and promotion of human rights such as privacy, freedom of expression, access to information etc. in the digital world. Full editorial on European Digital Rights: http://www.edri.org/edrigram/number4.21/enditorial Looking at the IGF meeting from...

APC updates groundbreaking "internet rights" charter
APC updates groundbreaking "internet rights" charter 05 November 2006 APCNews

“The internet can only be a tool to empower the peoples of the world if a number of crucial rights* are recognised, protected and respected,” states Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in a new charter for internet rights. APC’s charter was first developed by APC members and partner organisations at “internet rights” workshops held in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Afric...

APC asserts `access´ to the internet & capacity-building are key to participative internet governance
APC asserts `access´ to the internet & capacity-building are key to participative internet governance 01 November 2006 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), a network of civil society organisations working with ICTs and the internet for social justice and sustainable development thinks that the IGF is a valuable space for policy dialogue. As stated in APC’s Internet Rights charter, all people have the right to have access to the internet. For this to happen, it requires government leadership,...

Latin America makes noise at the Forum on Internet Governance
Latin America makes noise at the Forum on Internet Governance 01 November 2006 AL for APCNews

Latin America makes noise at the Forum on Internet Governance. What priorities is Latin America carrying around in its briefcase for this first Forum on Internet Governance? How are all the sectors participating in a pioneer event in this format? APCNews spoke to Raúl Echeberría, LACNIC executive director, the Latin America and the Caribbean internet address registry. The Internet Governanc...

Utopia called diversity?
Utopia called diversity? 01 November 2006 AL for APCNews

What does diversity mean in the internet? The linguistic and content plurality approach is what the organising committee for the Internet Governance Forum, that is going on in Athens, Greece from October 29th to November 2nd, chose. This is one of the four issues that are on the table these days [the other three are openness, access and security] and during the morning plenary session on Nove...

Spam, content, legal aspects, diversity, human rights, IP-network development...
Spam, content, legal aspects, diversity, human rights, IP-network development... 31 October 2006 APC

Via the IGF Community Site one can find links to some events coming up (at the time of writing) at Athens, Greece. An anti-spam toolkit, a content creation workshop, another legal aspects workshop, an overview of diversity, yet another on human rights and the internet, workshop on IP-network development….. don’t we need solutions real fast? Via the IGF Community Site one can find l...

Who's saying what... and where?
Who's saying what... and where? 31 October 2006 APC

Soenke Zehle wrote late on Oct 30: “I just added the official and unofficial IGF-Community feeds to the list of incom sources… seems that http:/ igf2006.intgovforum.org has emerged as meta-site for the IGF in Athens.” Geert Lovink shot back on via this Incom-L discussion: “Thanks, Soenke. I wonder how many of us are in Athens right now. Are people blogging there? I read...

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