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Azerbaijan: After the 2012 IGF, freedom of expression more vulnerable Bali 28 October 2013 By AL for APCNews

The situation for Azerbaijani activists who work online did not improve after the IGF came to town in 2012. In fact, it actually became worse. APCNews talks to Gulnara Akhundova of International Media Support and Emin Huseynov from the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety about the impa...

Security vulnerabilities at the IGF registration process BALI 25 October 2013 By APCNews

In this year’s edition of the IGF the security of the internet was discussed from the perspectives of the users, governments and business. Several times panelists insisted that cybersecurity starts at home and people need to be sensitised to that. Yet, there was a major security vulnerability ...

IGF 2013: How does gender intersect with internet governance?
IGF 2013: How does gender intersect with internet governance? 25 October 2013 By Nadine Moawad for GenderIT.org

The IGF has taken constructive steps to integrate gender equality into its space, processes and issues. Increasing the understanding of gender and internet specific concerns within the internet governance framework and debates is part of the Women’s Rights Programme agenda, and for this purpo...

PRESS RELEASE: Report calls for safer internet for women's and girls' rights
PRESS RELEASE: Report calls for safer internet for women's and girls' rights 23 October 2013 By AL for APCNews

This year’s edition of GISWatch, launched today at the eighth IGF in Bali, shows that gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable. While access to the internet for women has increased their participation in the social, economic and governance spheres, there is another si...

“Miss Internet Bali” and women's participation at the Internet Governance Forum 2013
“Miss Internet Bali” and women's participation at the Internet Governance Forum 2013 23 October 2013 By APCNews

Several national and international NGOs have endorsed this statement to APJII (Indonesian Internet Service Providers’ Association), where they express their concern on the “Miss Internet Bali” initiative as a flagship programme to promote safe, healthy and productive use of the internet amongs...

Okvir and Foundation OneWorldSEE: We all have Responsibilities in the Fight for Freedom
Okvir and Foundation OneWorldSEE: We all have Responsibilities in the Fight for Freedom 21 October 2013 By Dejan Georgievski for OneWorldSEE

On 11 October 2013, the press conference organised by the Okvir Association and the APC member Foundation OneWorld Platform for Southeast Europe to mark the International Coming Out Day was forcefully interrupted by a group of young men. However, the fight for freedom, security, visibility and right...

Book launch: Global Information Society Watch 2013
Book launch: Global Information Society Watch 2013 20 October 2013 By APCNews

The launch of the 2013 edition of GISWatch will take place on October 23 at the eight IGF in Bali. This year’s edition explores how the internet and ICTs have extended the public sphere, thereby creating new opportunities and freedoms for women as well as the threats to their freedoms.

GenderIT.org at the eighth IGF: Support the women who support a free internet!
GenderIT.org at the eighth IGF: Support the women who support a free internet! 18 October 2013 By Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org

The theme for this year’s IGF is “Building Bridges – Enhancing Multi-stakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development.” The GenderIT.org team will be working on- and off-site to bring everything related to gender and ICT policy from the gender peripheries at the IGF. And we inv...

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