Internet governance

Inside the Information Society: What should we seek from this week’s Internet Governance Forum?
Inside the Information Society: What should we seek from this week’s Internet Governance Forum? 05 December 2016 David Souter

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post sets out aspirations for this week’s Internet Governance Forum. The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is happening this week in Guadalajara, Mexico. Today, a brief preview; next week, some thoughts on what took place. The IGF, for those who’re unfamiliar, is an annual discussion space on Internet governance and public policy. It was set up followi...

APC's priorities for the 11th Internet Governance Forum, Guadalajara, 2016
APC's priorities for the 11th Internet Governance Forum, Guadalajara, 2016 02 December 2016 APC

1. Preamble The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico on 5-9 December 2016 with the overall theme of “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”. This will be the first IGF after the Forum’s mandate was renewed for another 10 years. This document provides a roundup of key internet-related policy developments since the 2015 IGF; the Association for Progressive Communications’ (APC) priorities for IGF 2016 in the areas of access, human rights, g...

APC's priorities for IGF 2016
APC's priorities for IGF 2016 02 December 2016 APC

The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico on 5-9 December 2016. This document provides a roundup of key internet-related policy developments since the 2015; APC’s priorities for IGF 2016 in the areas of access, human rights, gender and cybersecurity; our reflections on strengthening the Forum and related institutions; and APC’s key activities. Read more h...

APC at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum
APC at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum 02 December 2016

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 6 to 9 December 2016. This page is your go-to resource, compiling: APC’s priorities for the 11th Internet Governance Forum, Guadalajara, 2016 A schedule of events that APC is hosting and co-organising before and during the IGF A schedule o...

APC at the 2016 IGF: Event coverage
APC at the 2016 IGF: Event coverage 01 December 2016 APC

Follow APC at the 2016 IGF online The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet.” At APC, we have been involved in the IGF since its inception, using it as a time for our community to com...

APC at the 2016 IGF: A schedule of events in which APC is participating
APC at the 2016 IGF: A schedule of events in which APC is participating 01 December 2016

PRE-EVENTS – 5 December 2016 Edison Lanza regional consultation on internet rights 9:00-15:00 | WS Rooms 7 and 10 UNESCO – Safety of journalists 16:00-18:00 | WS Room 1 APC as speaker More here Best Practice Forum: Cybersecurity 16:30-18:00 | WS Room 6 APC involved in organising More here DAY 1 – 6 December 2016 Dynamic Coalition on Gender and Internet Governance 10:15-11:45 | WS Room 6 A...

Disco-tech Guadalajara: Join us in this pre-IGF event on community networks
Disco-tech Guadalajara: Join us in this pre-IGF event on community networks 29 November 2016 APC

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) kicks off on Tuesday 6 December in Guadalajara, Mexico. On the evening of Monday 5 December, from 20:00 to 22:00, APC, IFEX and ISOC will host the event Disco-tech Guadalajara, under the theme “Community Networks: Civil society’s efforts to improve connectivity in local communities”. What will we do? Internet infrastructure built by rural communities, l...

Internet governance schools: Building engagement with the IGF
Internet governance schools: Building engagement with the IGF 08 November 2016 Joash Ntenga Moitui

The 2016 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) provided a platform for discussion of issues relating to internet governance. The beauty of the school is pegged on the diverse nature of the participants drawn from different countries and from fields that include civil society, academia, the technical community and the government. With mottled experience drawn from different contexts co...

African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience
African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience 31 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

The fourth edition of the African School on Internet Governance (#AfriSIG2016), co-organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), took place from 11 to 15 October 2016 in Durban, South Africa. This year’s AfriSIG produced a total of 44 graduates, all of whom were very engaged in one way or another. At the beginning...

Bob Ochieng praises diversity of African School on Internet Governance
Bob Ochieng praises diversity of African School on Internet Governance 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

APCNews spoke with Bob Ochieng, ICANN stakeholder engagement manager for Africa and a faculty member for the 2016 African School on Internet Governance, to gather his impressions on the experience. Ochieng had high praise for the diversity represented by this year’s AfriSIG class, as well as a few pointers for future editions of the School. Bob Ochieng APCNews: What is your general impression...

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