Internet Governance Forum

APC at the Fifth Internet Governance Forum
APC at the Fifth Internet Governance Forum 06 September 2010

APC staff and members will be in Vilnius, Lithuania, for the fifth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum. We’ll be running two workshops and hosting a pre-event on human rights. Here’s a quick review of our activities. We’ll be providing on-site coverage for those of you following the IGF remotely.

Internet Governance Forum 2010: Pre-event on human rights
Internet Governance Forum 2010: Pre-event on human rights 23 August 2010 CL

Attempts to get human rights on the internet onto the agenda at the Fifth Internet Governance Forum –the UN conference now in its possibly final edition— which is to take place in September foundered in the face of government resistance. And the IGF agenda for 2010 will focus on development and internet governance. However Vilnius will be the scenario to shape a debate on censorship, freedom of expression and privacy that has been clamouring for attention. APC and partners will hold a...

Let's talk about the internet: First West African IGF taking place in August
Let's talk about the internet: First West African IGF taking place in August 23 August 2010 LC

After regional IGF processes in the US, UK and Kenya have demonstrated that national discussions can have an impact at the global level on issues such as child pornography and internet security, West Africa will host its first regional IGF from August 23 to 25 in Dakar Senegal, in part thanks to APC. The space for policy dialogue on Internet Governance will allow for issues that are particula...

West African Internet Governance Forum
West African Internet Governance Forum 18 August 2010

Theme: Promoting the Multi-stakeholder Model for further Internet Development in Africa

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

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.

APC perspective on the future of the Internet Governance Forum
APC perspective on the future of the Internet Governance Forum 18 November 2009 APC

Willie Currie expressed APC’s support for the world’s only existing global debate space on the future of the internet saying “The IGF is an innovation in multi-stakeholder internet governance, it works, it is evolving and should continue” but stressed that it should evolve to be more than a dialoguing space and produce concrete outcomes.

Anti-censorship and surveillance group censored at the Internet forum in Egypt
Anti-censorship and surveillance group censored at the Internet forum in Egypt 15 November 2009 FMA

A poster promoting a new book called "Access Controlled" was removed by the IGF's organisers who claimed a sentence in the poster violated UN policy. The sentence in question reads "The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China's famous "Great Firewall of China" is one of the first national Internet filtering systems."

APC at the Fourth Internet Governance Forum
APC at the Fourth Internet Governance Forum 05 November 2009

APC staff and members will be in Sharm El-Sheikh, in the fourth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum. We'll be running two workshops and launching two publications. Here's a quick review of our activities. We'll be providing on-site coverage for those of you following the IGF remotely.

Draft text (11/2009): Code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in Internet governance
Draft text (11/2009): Code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in Internet governance 02 November 2009

The Council of Europe, UNECE and APC have been reviewing the arrangements for information and participation in entities concerned with Internet governance since the Rio de Janeiro meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in 2007. These organisations hope that a code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in internet governance can secure agreement and adoption within ...

APC response to the Internet Governance Forum Review
APC response to the Internet Governance Forum Review 15 May 2009 APC

“The IGF has embodied the WSIS Principles – that internet governance should be multilateral, transparent and democratic, with the full involvement of governments, the private sector, civil society and international organisations – in its practice as a space for policy dialogue. [...] There are however areas that need improvement. Participation of civil society, and in some cases also of d...

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