internet governance

Intersection between women’s rights and internet governance in Uganda
Intersection between women’s rights and internet governance in Uganda 19 September 2017

The internet is recognized as a potentially transformative space. However, lack of integration of women’s rights and sexual rights perspectives in internet governance conversations and processes was identified as a key factor limiting the internet to fulfill its potential as transformative space for all. This policy brief provides recommendations for policy processes to ensure equal participation of women and girls from different stakeholder groups, and ensure that this has impact...

Business and online freedom of expression: Changes in power and governance
Business and online freedom of expression: Changes in power and governance 01 September 2017

This year’s report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of expression and opinion confirmed growing attention to the impact of digital media on human rights.

AfriSIG alumni: A growing presence in internet governance spaces
AfriSIG alumni: A growing presence in internet governance spaces 28 June 2017

Alumni from the four editions of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) held so far are successfully moving into the internet governance space by participating in major events at both the regional and international levels.

IGF 2016: What is the internet’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?
IGF 2016: What is the internet’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? 06 February 2017

Serge Daho of PROTEGE QV in Cameroon attended the IGF for the first time in 2016 thanks to the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund.The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place in Guadalajara, Mexico on 5-9 December 2016.      

APC input to the IGF stocktaking consultation - January 2017
APC input to the IGF stocktaking consultation - January 2017 27 January 2017

In January 2017, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat organised a public consultation, inviting IGF stakeholders to submit inputs to take stock of the 2016 programming, preparatory process, community intersessional activities and the 11th annual IGF.

Submission to the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation from the Association for Progressive Communications
Submission to the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation from the Association for Progressive Communications 23 January 2017

With regard to enhanced cooperation on policy issues pertaining to the internet, APC stresses that enhanced cooperation should aim to improve and democratise the governance of the internet at all levels, not only to establish more equitable influence for and among sovereign states.

Spotlight on national and regional initiatives at the global IGF
Spotlight on national and regional initiatives at the global IGF 15 December 2016

National and regional Internet Governance Forum initiatives (NRIs) play a key role in internet governance. During a plenary session at the 2016 IGF, representatives of NRIs around the world shared stories of the progress they have made, the challenges they face, and the success they have achieved.

What happened at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico?
What happened at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico? 14 December 2016

The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum took place in Guadalajara, Mexico, between 5-9 December 2016. Internet governance stakeholders from all over the world gathered around the overall theme of “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”.

Anita Gurumurthy at the Internet Governance Forum 2016 opening session
Anita Gurumurthy at the Internet Governance Forum 2016 opening session 14 December 2016

Anita Gurumurthy, representing IT for Change, was nominated to speak at the opening session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Guadalajara, Mexico on 6 December 2016.    

IGF 2016 - Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa policy brief
IGF 2016 - Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa policy brief 05 December 2016

With the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) kicking off this week in Guadalajara, Mexico, we developed a guide for participants from the Middle East and North Africa, identifying sessions on themes relevant in the region: human rights, security, trade, and the internet economy.