Internet governance

Utsumi happy over security... despite all
Utsumi happy over security... despite all 15 November 2005 APC

The internet should be more democratic and more international, says the WSIS’ chief organizer. More than 80% of the goals of WSIS have already been achieved, saysITU chief Yoshio Utsumi at his opening press conference for the summit’s currently-underway second phase in Tunisia. He however skipped answering whether ITU has communicated concern to Tunisia’s government regarding the safety of journalists and human rights’ campaigners. Utsumi also announced that over 300 parallel even...

Who gets the credit, and who controls?
Who gets the credit, and who controls? 15 November 2005 APC

Here’s an articulate post by a journalist colleague from India — one of the few that makes sense of the issues at Tunis. It was written by Anand Parthasarathy of The Hindu, a prominent Indian newspaper, and reproduced via the One World South Asia network. BytesForAll mailing list, an APC member, reproduced it… and it raised a (brief but interesting) discussion. Here’s an articulate post by a journalist colleague from India — one of the few that makes sense of ...

Net wants to be decentrally governed
Net wants to be decentrally governed 14 November 2005 APC

At Tunis this month, the global Internet community gathers to determine the future of the internet and the information society in general. WSIS’s focus is on internet governance, to determine the future of the internet and how to financing the information society for global inclusion. As a member of this community, this blogger will share three articles; the first (below) offering anothe...

Crucial drafting session in Tunis
Crucial drafting session in Tunis 13 November 2005 APC

Late on Sunday night, November 13, 2005, an assembly of about 100 people agreed to a series of minimal points of common ground related to internet governance in Tunis. These points were then to be reported back to the general plenary of what is called the resumed PrepCom 3 meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) for definitive negotiation and implementation. Late on Sunday...

WSIS: APC makes recommendations on internet governance at UN summit
WSIS: APC makes recommendations on internet governance at UN summit 12 November 2005 APC

APC has participated extensively in the internet governance process at the World Summit on Information Society. Out of this participation and in collaboration with other partners, including members of the WSIS civil society internet governance caucus, APC has crystallized a set of recommendations with regard to internet governance ahead of the final Summit in Tunis in November 2005. APC propo...

Ultimate webmaster, citizens' voice
Ultimate webmaster, citizens' voice 12 November 2005 APC

Might interest you: Inter-Press Service has this story U.S. Fights to Remain the Ultimate Webmaster which says that international efforts to break down the digital barriers facing the world’s poor will backfire if governments fail to work out their differences on the issue of internet governance. Meanwhile, here’s the website for the Citizens’ Summit on the Information Socie...

APC... on internet governance
APC... on internet governance 11 November 2005 APC

APC has participated extensively in the internet governance process at the World Summit on Information Society. Out of this participation and in collaboration with other partners, including members of the WSIS civil society internet governance caucus, APC has crystallized a set of recommendations with regard to internet governance ahead of the final Summit in Tunis in November 2005. APC has par...

Complete GenderIT chronicles from the WSIS PrepCom 3
Complete GenderIT chronicles from the WSIS PrepCom 3 28 September 2005 APCNews

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PrepCom 3: Coalition on Financing ICTD reacts to major Internet Governance document
PrepCom 3: Coalition on Financing ICTD reacts to major Internet Governance document 28 September 2005 APCNews

Statement on the contribution for document WSIS-II/PC-3/DT/10 (Chapter Three: Internet Governance) Submitted by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) On behalf of the Informal Coalition on Financing ICTD Coalition Members: AMARC APC Bread for All CRIS IT for Change ITeM The Informal Coalition on Financing ICTD wishes to contribute its thoughts on Section 4 Measures to p...

ICANN meeting takes place in the shadow of US tough talk
ICANN meeting takes place in the shadow of US tough talk 19 August 2005 RITS Brazil

Just after the United States made clear it intentions to retain control over the internet’s root-servers, an ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) meeting took place in Luxembourg. Brazil-based RITS director of planning and strategy Carlos Afonso participated in the four-monthly meeting of the organisation, which took place in Luxembourg, from July 11 to 15. [ICAN...

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