APC at the IGF 2017: Event coverage

Publisher: APCNews     Geneva, 10 December 2017

The global Internet Governance Forum remains a unique and vibrant forum, producing valuable intersessional work, despite its shortcomings.  The overall theme for this years’ IGF is “Shape Your Digital Future!”. The main subtheme is “New Technologies & Emerging Issues”.

Under these umbrellas, we will try to use our presence in Geneva to capture the activities and highlights of #IGF2017. Will you be there as well? Here are some suggestions to effectively cover it.

Social media

If you use Twiter:

  •  The official handle for the IGF is @intgovforum. Hashtag is #IGF2017

  • There will be session-specific hashtags (make sure you check the IGF schedule for the session ID). Additionally, participants use thematic, descriptive hashtags to encourage conversation around specific issues. In the case of APC, this includes #Discotech, #FeministInternet and #AfricanInternetRights, among others. Feel free to share your own in advance for more engagement.

  • @apc_news (English), @apcnoticias (Spanish), @apcnouvelles (French) are APC’s official accounts. We also tweet from project accounts such as @takebackthetech / @dominemoslasTIC, @genderITorg / @genderITorges and @africanetrights. We have an APC staff Twitter list list where you can follow people working at APC, and an APC members Twitter list list with all members of our network.

  • Tweet in different languages. Even if it seems that English drives most of the conversation, feel free to take the initiative and tweet in other languages. This will connect the global setting of the IGF with its relevant regional and local implications.

If you take photos:

If you make videos:

  • Feel free to ask our APC staff and members for interviews, highlights on their sessions, etc, and we will schedule a meeting to organise it. You can do this by emailing our media contact on-site: leila@apc.org

  • You can also contact APC if you would like us to interview you or feature your session, activities and other IGF-related work.

If you blog:

  • Think of your priorities and write a thematic blog (check our priorities for inspiration here)

  • Write your blog post during the IGF while your ideas are still fresh, to use the drive of the event and avoid losing the momentum.

  • Share why you attended this event / a powerful image or memory to put us on the scene / set the tone… See some examples from our AfriSIG alumni here. Multimedia. Images, videos, messages that complement or illustrate what you are sharing are very enriching.

  • Link: Add links to relevant IGF resources, speakers profiles, additional resources… See IGF publications and resources here.

  • Live blog. You can use your notes from a live session and publish them directly, after a quick language-check. Those sort of immediate, lively reports are quite popular among followers of big events.apc

  • If you want APC to publish your blog post, you can email it to flavia@apc.org or leila@apc.org. It will be edited by our communications team and featured on www.apc.org 

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