Internet governance

No more back-room deals for .br (Brazil)
No more back-room deals for .br (Brazil) 19 February 2004 APCNews

There’s a new openness since the Lula government came to power at the beginning of 2003 and began working hand-in-hand with Brazilian civil society to change the way the internet is being governed in Brazil. It’s been announced that the committee which handles all Brazilian-registered website addresses will be chosen in public online elections. For the first time since the .br registry was created in 1995, members of civil society will be elected and can participate directly in the delibe...

Management Committee Elections to be held via the internet, with digital certification
Management Committee Elections to be held via the internet, with digital certification 06 February 2004 ITI/Abong

The Brazilian government has decided to support this transition to a new internet governance structure for the administration of “.br”. ITI and Abong outline the process which involves elections and the nominations of candidates from civil society, government and the science and technology sectors in this article translated into English by APC.

Who Should Master the Domains?
Who Should Master the Domains? 10 December 2003 IPS

As the WSIS opens, the international community finds it self drawn into the debate over whether the Internet’s core infrastructurethe domains should remain managed by industry or be taken over by governments, via the United Nations.

APC face-to-face in Cartagena: Networking and Advocacy for Communications Rights
APC face-to-face in Cartagena: Networking and Advocacy for Communications Rights 26 November 2003 APCNews

The meeting theme was inspired in APC action areas and the preparatory work for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to take place in Geneva in December. Participants were APC members from around the world, ICT and ICT policy experts, trainers, local partners and the other representatives from the APC community who took part in intensive training on ICT policy. In addition, APC me...