Internet governance

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 compile civil society views and understanding of policy intervention in those areas. "We consulted dif...

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 the perspective of European Digital Rights, the interesting point is to which extent the IGF may ad...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

APC to IGF: Cyberspace should promote maximum sharing, creativity and innovation
APC to IGF: Cyberspace should promote maximum sharing, creativity and innovation 31 October 2006 APCNews

APC executive director Anriette Esterhuysen has told the Internet Governance Forum, meeting in Athens currently, that it has a duty play a much bigger role in spreading the sharing of ideas and encouraging innovation. Speaking on the theme of openness, Esterhuysen said: "Piracy creates jobs. But [Free Software and] Open Source and Open Standards create opportunity, create entrepreneurs. And ...

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...

IGF: send in your comments ... via SMS. Will you?
IGF: send in your comments ... via SMS. Will you? 31 October 2006 APC

Is this a shift of power? Is it just a form of tokenism? Does it work? Will it really involve the diversity of people across the globe? Kieren McCarthy posted to the Governance mailing list and Plenary list an announcement of how SMS questions can go to the IGF main session. Full details on the igf2006.info site that takes you to http://igf2006.intgovforum.org/ Is this a shift of power? Is it ...

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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