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APC Priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum
APC Priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum 21 September 2011 APC

The sixth annual meeting of the IGF will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-30 September 2011 with Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation as its main theme. Internet access remains unavailable or unaffordable for many people, poverty and famine –currently plaguing Kenya’s next-door neighbour Somalia- persist in spite global and national commitments to meeting development goals. The free flow of information on the internet is increasingly challeng...

APC's reflections on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum
APC's reflections on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum 24 November 2010 APC

On September 17 the fifth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) came to an end in Vilnius, Lithuania. The five-year UN-run annual event is a uniquely experimental and influential space on the road to guaranteeing open, universal and affordable internet and ICT access to all. However the continuity of the IGF is uncertain. Our recommendations include a main session on human rights and a sub-session on accountability and transparency for the next IGF, making spectrum allocation, digital migration and...

APC's assessment of the fourth Internet Governance Forum
APC's assessment of the fourth Internet Governance Forum 26 November 2009 APC

APC’s assessment of the fourth Internet Governance Forum held at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt 15-18 November 2009. This year the fourth internet governance forum was playing it safe – perhaps because next year could be its last – but we still saw real progress. Privacy no longer plays second fiddle to security, people’s rights online are recognised as central by all sides. Social networking w...

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