IGF

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 on 18-21 December 2017 in Geneva. Here I will look at a number of the issues discussed at the Forum that were of particular interest to me as they are related to the work done by my organisation, Intervozes, in Brazil.

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

A total of 54 reports on NRIs are gathered in this year's Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch). These include 40 country reports from contexts as diverse as the United States, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea and Colombia.

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

While the main 2017 GISWatch annual report provides independent and analytical perspectives on the role of NRIs in internet governance broadly, the present companion edition, Internet governance from the edges: National and regional IGFs in their own words, aims to give voice and visibility to the stories of each NRI, share their experiences and achievements, and highlight their perspectives on...

Briefing document: Cybersecurity policy and human rights
Briefing document: Cybersecurity policy and human rights 14 December 2017 Deborah Brown, Anriette Esterhuysen and Mallory Knodel

This briefing document aims to frame discussions at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017 Day 0 event “A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: A pipe dream or a critical means to a secure and stable internet?”.

APC at the IGF 2017: Event coverage
APC at the IGF 2017: Event coverage 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”.

Disco-tech Geneva: Join us for a pre-IGF event on criminalisation of technical expertise
Disco-tech Geneva: Join us for a pre-IGF event on criminalisation of technical expertise 05 December 2017

Our fourth annual Disco-tech event and party will offer an evening of lightning talks and demonstrations interspersed with dinner, music and drinks.

IGF Best Practice Forum on Gender and access (2016): Overcoming barriers to enable women's meaningful internet access
IGF Best Practice Forum on Gender and access (2016): Overcoming barriers to enable women's meaningful internet access 14 June 2017

The BPF is collaborating with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the UN University on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in its important endeavour to research and map projects and initiatives that aim to address different gender digital divides around the world.

Connections and disconnects: Reflections from APC on the 2014 IGF
Connections and disconnects: Reflections from APC on the 2014 IGF 29 October 2014 APC

The 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), “Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance”, demonstrated the IGF's maturity by taking strides towards becoming more outcome-oriented.

Reflections from APC on the  IGF 2013 and recommendations for the IGF 2014
Reflections from APC on the IGF 2013 and recommendations for the IGF 2014 18 February 2014

The Bali IGF will be remembered by APC for four main reasons: the hospitality of our Indonesian hosts, the impact on the event of the Snowden revelations, the initiative by the Brazilian government and ICANN to convene an internet governance meeting in Brazil in 2014, and Miss Internet Bali.

IGF 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly
IGF 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly 26 February 2013 APC

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Baku (6-9 November 2012) was a space in which different interests collided. APC revisits the event in this assessment.