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.
Prior to the IGF, APC released a briefing paper outlining our priorities for the IGF. In this report, we reflect on those priorities and on the sixth Forum in general. We also renew our proposal to have human rights be the central theme for the next IGF.
In this document presented in the run-up to the 2011 IGF in Nairobi, APC strongly supports the focus on access, development and freedoms but outlines a series of recommendations for IGF participants.
On 17 September the fifth Internet Governance Forum came to an end in Vilnius. The annual event is a uniquely experimental and influential space on the road to guaranteeing open, universal and affordable internet and ICT access to all. Download and read our analysis of the most recent IGF.
The fourth Internet Governance Forum played it safe, 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. Next year APC hopes for an IGF focusing on development and human rights and looking to the future.