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Contribution from APC to the 2018 Internet Governance Forum Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity
Contribution from APC to the 2018 Internet Governance Forum Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity 25 September 2018 APC

The Internet Governance Forum Best Practice Forum (IGF BPF) on Cybersecurity is a multistakeholder group focusing on the development of culture, norms and values in cybersecurity. Norms have become a very important mechanism for states and non-state actors to agree on responsible behaviour in cyberspace. There are numerous initiatives underway in this regard, but with limited exceptions, such as the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspac...

A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: Recommendations and considerations from a 2017 Internet Governance Forum pre-event
A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: Recommendations and considerations from a 2017 Internet Governance Forum pre-event 20 July 2018 Deborah Brown and Anriette Esterhuysen

A rights-based approach to cybersecurity has gained currency in recent years at multistakeholder processes like the UN Internet Governance Forum. Progress has been made at human rights-oriented forums like the Freedom Online Coalition, which has developed recommendations for a free and secure internet. Yet at the same time, threats to cybersecurity are on the rise, with significant human rights implications. Massive data breaches violate people’s right to privacy; malware attacks are t...

Views and perspectives on gender rights online for the global South: “Redefining rights for a gender-inclusive networked future”
Views and perspectives on gender rights online for the global South: “Redefining rights for a gender-inclusive networked future” 06 July 2018 Amrita Choudhury and Nadira Al-Araj

The internet today has been recognized as one of the key enablers to bridge the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots"; empowering women, indigenous population and ethnic minorities. While the number of internet users has been growing significantly, yet significant discrepancies on who can actually access and benefit from it has been observed. In fact, there is a significant differenc...

Internet Governance Forum: Taking stock of 2017 and suggestions for 2018
Internet Governance Forum: Taking stock of 2017 and suggestions for 2018 22 March 2018 APC

IGF Community Public Consultation: Taking stock of 2017 and suggestions for 2018 - Oral statement from the Association for Progressive Communications My name is Julián Casasbuenas and I am making this input on behalf of the Association for Progressive Communications in my capacity as a member of the APC board of directors. APC is an international civil society network with more than 90 me...

Community networks: The internet by the people, for the people
Community networks: The internet by the people, for the people 09 March 2018 Various

This book reflects many of the ideas discussed by the members of the Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, between 2016 and 2017.  In 2015 the world made an important promise to itself. The United Nations set out 17 Global Goals – the Sustainable Development Goals – aimed at achieving extraordinary things in the next 15 years...

Inside the Information Society: After access - upgrading the evidence base on ICT access in development
Inside the Information Society: After access - upgrading the evidence base on ICT access in development 22 January 2018 David Souter

Last week’s post concerned how best to measure the Information Society.  This week: a look at an important new source of evidence on access and use in developing countries. One of the most interesting sessions at last month’s Internet Governance Forum came right at the end.  The attendance was disappointing – too many people had gone home, perhaps, or shopping – but the conten...

APC at the IGF 2017: Towards open, universal and affordable access to the internet for all people
APC at the IGF 2017: Towards open, universal and affordable access to the internet for all people 17 January 2018

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.” Twelve years later, it remains a platform for some of the most controversial internet governance issues, allowing actors with quite radical...

A bit of IGF 2017: Access, fake news, hate speech and empowerment
A bit of IGF 2017: Access, fake news, hate speech and empowerment 16 January 2018 Veridiana Alimonti, Intervozes

The 12th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place between 18 and 21 December 2017 in Geneva. Once again, different countries, perspectives and stakeholders were brought together to discuss relevant issues related to the internet and technology, ranging from access and human rights online to new technologies and "hot" emerging issues. Here I will look at a number of the issues discussed...

Global Information Society Watch 2017: National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs)
Global Information Society Watch 2017: National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs) 20 December 2017 Various

National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs) are now widely recognised as a vital element of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) process. In fact, they are seen to be the key to the sustainability and ongoing evolution of collaborative, inclusive and multistakeholder approaches to internet policy development and implementation. A total of 54 reports on NRIs are gathered in...

Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition - Internet governance from the edges: NRIs in their own words
Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition - Internet governance from the edges: NRIs in their own words 19 December 2017

National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs) emerged in response to the success of the first two global Internet Governance Forums (IGFs). The Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, the outcome document of the final phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), alongside the call for the creation of the IGF, served as the foundations for the model of bott...

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