Internet governance

Challenges to civil society participation in internet governance in the MENA region
Challenges to civil society participation in internet governance in the MENA region 25 May 2016 Mohammad Tarakiyee

This issue paper links challenges to civil participation in internet governance in the Middle East and North Africa and the state of internet rights in the region with civil society advocacy strategies, as well as providing some recommendations, with a focus on Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.  

Inside the Information Society: Enhanced cooperation for enhanced cooperation?
Inside the Information Society: Enhanced cooperation for enhanced cooperation? 20 May 2016 David Souter

David Souter comments each week on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about the Internet governance arrangement known as “enhanced cooperation".    

WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality"
WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality" 06 May 2016 APC

The WSIS+10 review process and its commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offer a unique opportunity to focus on the interaction between technology and the various aspects of development.    

Reflections from the Association for Progressive Communications on the 10th Internet Governance Forum, Brazil, November 2015
Reflections from the Association for Progressive Communications on the 10th Internet Governance Forum, Brazil, November 2015 31 March 2016 APC

The 10th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015, came at a critical time, just one month before the United Nations General Assembly was to decide, through the WSIS+10 review, whether the IGF would have a future.

APC's reflections on the 2015 Internet Governance Forum: 10 years and looking forward
APC's reflections on the 2015 Internet Governance Forum: 10 years and looking forward 31 March 2016 APC

In this report, APC reviews what worked well and what didn’t at the 2015 IGF held in João Pessoa, Brazil. The overall theme of the IGF was “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”. After a decade of active engagement with the forum, read our critiques, and recommendations looking forward to this year’s IGF.

Fundación REDES: Reflections on the 10th Internet Governance Forum
Fundación REDES: Reflections on the 10th Internet Governance Forum 14 March 2016 Miriam Cristina Rojas, Fundación REDES

Participating in the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, enabled me to learn about experiences in other countries in fields such as the development and installation of infrastructure and other technical aspects, diplomatic relations around the information society and internet governance, and the e

Behind the camera at IGF 2015
Behind the camera at IGF 2015 08 March 2016 Arturo Bregaglio, Asociación Trinidad

Arturo Bregaglio and Carlos Afonso at the APC 25th anniversary celebration. When I learned that I would be attending the 2015 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in João Pessoa, with the support of the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF), I offered my assistance to the APC communications team, to help with photographic

"Strong encryption should remain legal": Some notes on the IGF by Michel Lambert from Alternatives
"Strong encryption should remain legal": Some notes on the IGF by Michel Lambert from Alternatives 26 January 2016 Michel Lambert, Alternatives

Michel Lambert at the 2015 IGFThe Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a unique multistakeholder forum which allows civil society organisations to discuss with the public and private sectors on policy issues related to internet governance.

Arab IGF: Missed opportunities for multistakeholder engagement
Arab IGF: Missed opportunities for multistakeholder engagement 19 January 2016 Tarakiyee

As the Arab Internet Governance Forum reaches its fourth iteration, it continues to struggle to mature into a space where multistakeholder engagement can start producing the dialogue and efforts the region needs in order to face the many challenges in the field of internet governance. Attending both the global IGF and the Arab IGF within the space of one month, I believe that the region has mis...

APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting
APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting 23 December 2015 Avri Doria

"I want to thank the member states who have produced an outcome that not only does no harm to the Internet but offers opportunities for us to reinforce the global Internet as a resource that is to be shared equitably by all people."