Internet governance

What happened at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico?
What happened at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico? 14 December 2016 APC

The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum took place in Guadalajara, Mexico, between 5-9 December 2016. Internet governance stakeholders from all over the world gathered around the overall theme of “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”. [View the story "IGF 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico" on Storify]

What steps can Africans take and lead in internet governance and social justice?
What steps can Africans take and lead in internet governance and social justice? 14 December 2016 Ephraim Percy Kenyanito

Almost three years ago, I published a blog post on CircleID titled “Internet Governance: Why Africa Should Take the Lead”. I argued that African internet stakeholders use a “wait and see approach” in matters as critical as internet governance, and that African voices are missing in key internet governance discussion fora. Additionally, I suggested some reasons for this approach, including that Africa lacks well-trained internet governance experts and Africans see foreign affairs and i...

IGF 2016 - Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa policy brief
IGF 2016 - Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa policy brief 05 December 2016 APC

With the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) kicking off this week in Guadalajara, Mexico, we developed a guide for participants from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), identifying sessions on themes relevant in the region: human rights, security, trade, and the internet economy. Human rights: Threats to human rights online are ever growing and expanding. MENA governments are using any...

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 unfam...

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...

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...

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