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