Internet governance

The best and worst of the Arab IGF 2015
The best and worst of the Arab IGF 2015 22 December 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

Between 14 and 18 December, I joined my colleague Tarakiyee, from APC, in Beirut, along with a dozen activists and human rights defenders from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with a focus on internet rights.

APC's vision for future internet governance
APC's vision for future internet governance 15 December 2015 Anriette Esterhuysen

Anriette Esterhuysen at IGF 2015 On 9 November, Brazil as the host country of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015 convened a High Level Leaders Meeting aimed at gathering prominent figures in internet governance – selected among all stakeholder groups – to dialogue on the future o

The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections
The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections 14 December 2015 Various authors. William J. Drake (editor)

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). It is also the anniversary of a multistakeholder experiment that helped bring the WSIS to a successful conclusion: the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). This book reflects on WGIG’s procedural and substantive contributions to the evolving global Internet governance dialogue and institutional ecos...

The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections
The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections 30 November 2015 Various authors. William J. Drake (editor)

This book,  written by former WGIG members and others who played key roles in the debates on the WGIG and WSIS, reflects on the WGIG’s procedural and substantive contributions to the evolving global internet governance dialogue and institutional ecosystem.

Young African meets Global Forum
Young African meets Global Forum 27 November 2015 Yolanda Mlonzi

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015. The first thought that came to mind when I heard that I was going to Brazil was white sand beaches and clear blue waters.

GISWatch 2015 – Sexual rights and the internet: Launched at IGF 2015
GISWatch 2015 – Sexual rights and the internet: Launched at IGF 2015 12 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

How does the politics of sex and sexual rights activism take place online? How are generally accepted sexual identities, as well as marginalised sexualities, expressed, regulated and moralised on the internet? These are some of the questions addressed by the latest edition of the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report, launched at the Internet Governance Forum.

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015
African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015 11 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway? was the provocative title of a panel that explored how policy frameworks affect human rights on the continent.    

Disco-tech event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2015)
Disco-tech event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2015) 07 November 2015 APC

Join our Disco-tech event on practical steps that members of civil society can take to protect themselves and their activism, and to explore the question of whether one can remain anonymous in the data society.

Internet Rights Are Human Rights training workshops roll out in India, Malaysia and Pakistan
Internet Rights Are Human Rights training workshops roll out in India, Malaysia and Pakistan 03 November 2015

In India, Malaysia and Pakistan, technology-related human rights violations are commonplace, yet few human rights defenders and civil society organisations have the capacity to identify and respond to technology-related human rights violations. The APC-IMPACT project is using the Internet Rights Are Human Rights curriculum to provide human rights defenders with knowledge, tools, networks and su...

GISWatch 2015 – Sexual rights and the internet: Launching on 12 November!
GISWatch 2015 – Sexual rights and the internet: Launching on 12 November! 02 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

How does the politics of sex and sexual rights activism take place online? How are generally accepted sexual identities, as well as marginalised sexualities, expressed, regulated and moralised on the internet? These are some of the questions that this year’s edition of the Global Information Society Watch report (GISWatch 2015) aims to respond to.