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Community networks: The internet by the people, for the people
Community networks: The internet by the people, for the people 09 December 2017 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, including fighting injustice and inequalities, ending climate change, beating discrimination, brin...

APC members at the IGF 2017
APC members at the IGF 2017 09 December 2017

A schedule with the activities APC organisational and individual members are involved in before and during the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, from 18 to 21 December, 2017.   PRE-EVENTS – 17 December 2017 The 12th Annual Symposium of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) 09:00-18:00 | Salle 15 CICG Stéphane Couture, Canada Women and LGBTQI in the IGF 14:00-16:00 | Salle 3 CICG Renata Aquino Ribeiro, Brazil Latin America ...

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

The crackdown on the use of secure digital communications in many parts of the world is very concerning. Many governments, including those of Australia and the United Kingdom, are threatening to legislate backdoors for law enforcement in encryption standards, which would substantially weaken security for everyone while increasing the likelihood of damaging attacks from bad actors. Recently, Tur...

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

"I had this idea that being techie was a guy’s thing, so now I'm not sure if not being interested enough on classes as physics or chemistry was an election or a cultural imposition."Francesca Arrocha (Panamá) This is the final output resource produced by a community of participants in IGF best practice forum (BPF) on gender and access in 2016. This is also the second resource produ...

Contribution to the "Retreat on Advancing the 10-Year Mandate of the Internet Governance Forum" from the Association for Progressive Communications
Contribution to the "Retreat on Advancing the 10-Year Mandate of the Internet Governance Forum" from the Association for Progressive Communications 01 July 2016 APC

This document provides inputs on the agenda items that will be discussed at the "Retreat on Advancing the 10-Year Mandate of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)" to be held in New York from 14 to 16 July, 2016. It also presents some recommendations on the process for the Retreat. It includes recommendations on ways to: Improve the overall preparatory process of the IGF Improve the nominatio...

Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2015)
Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2015) 15 October 2015 Derechos Digitales, APC and Coding Rights

This report presents a summary of the most relevant events with respect to human rights and the internet in Latin America in 2015. As the international community gathers at the Internet Government Forum (IGF) 2015, it is our hope that this summary can help broaden participants’ knowledge about the region. APC member Derechos Digitales coordinated this initiative, and developed it in partnersh...

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

1. Preamble The 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), “Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance”, came at an important time for internet governance both internationally and in Turkey. The 2014 IGF demonstrated the IGF's maturity by taking strides towards becoming more outcome-oriented. There is little doubt that this shift was encouraged by NETmundial, convene...

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 the APC community for four main reasons: the hospitality of our Indonesian hosts, the impact on the event of the Snowden revelations, the linked initiative by the Brazilian government and ICANN to convene an internet governance meeting in Brazil in 2014 , and, last, but not least, Miss Internet Bali. Revelations of mass surveillance of online communications by...

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 in Baku (6-9 November 2012) was a space in which different interests collided. APC revisits the event by releasing “IGF 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly.“

APC reflections on the sixth Internet Governance Forum, Nairobi, 2011 and recommendations for IGF 2012
APC reflections on the sixth Internet Governance Forum, Nairobi, 2011 and recommendations for IGF 2012 13 December 2011 APC

The sixth annual global meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which took place in Nairobi in September 2011 was the first global IGF in Africa. The location of the global IGF in Africa meant that for the first time ever over half of attendees were from the Africa region. The large number of participants from African countries meant that issues of importance to the global south pertaini...

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