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APC at the eighth Internet Governance Forum in Bali NYC 15 October 2013 for APCNews

APC members and staff will be participating at this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia, from 22-25 October 2013. The theme for this year’s IGF is “Building Bridges – Enhancing Multi-stakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development.” We are encouraged by the ...

WHRD IC condemns systematic digital harassment of LACWHN 14 October 2013 Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition for APCNews

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) condemns the aggressive and systematic digital harassment of the Latin America and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) expresses its deep concern at the recent...

African leaders reaffirm commitment to internet access amid blackout in Sudan
African leaders reaffirm commitment to internet access amid blackout in Sudan 10 October 2013 AG for APCNews

At the same time that governments, companies and civil society were promoting the benefits of the internet for African development at the African Internet Governance Forum on 24-26 September, Sudan experienced a wholesale internet shutdown. The massive outage was connected to a violent crackdown on ...

Gender peripheries of the Internet Governance Forum in Latin America
Gender peripheries of the Internet Governance Forum in Latin America GenderIT.org 03 October 2013 Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org

The Sixth Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum that took place in Argentina at the end of August showed that women are making headway in the Latin American forum. The involvement of young women in internet governance discussions added a diversity of perspectives. Coming lar...

Southern Africa reclaims freedom of expression online
Southern Africa reclaims freedom of expression online 25 September 2013 AG for APCNews

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) held a regional dialogue and workshop on “Freedom of expression in cyberspace” from 20-21 September 2013 in Johannesburg. It is part of MISA’s two-year project aimed at raising awareness on issues of digital security focusing primarily on right...

APC at the African Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi
APC at the African Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi 23 September 2013 for APCNews

The second African IGF is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 24-26 September 2013. APC is a sponsoring organisation and is holding a pre-event on multi-stakeholder processes. More information: http://www.uneca.org/afigf/pages/meetings Draft agenda: http://www.uneca.org/sites/default/files/uploads...