Internet Governance Forum

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...

APC member RITS at the IGF opening panel: focus on an open and inclusive internet
APC member RITS at the IGF opening panel: focus on an open and inclusive internet 03 December 2008 Graciela Seilamen

“Throughout history, humanity has been able to challenge the most rigid power structures with its creativity and with the urge for freedom that is inherent to the human spirit. This has brought us here – we’re a result of human hope, solidarity and tenacity. We’re here to discuss internet Governance structures and policies and, in this third meeting of the IGF, we must move forw...

Paper 1 (12/2008): Concept and possible scope of a code of good practice on information, participation and transparency
Paper 1 (12/2008): Concept and possible scope of a code of good practice on information, participation and transparency 01 December 2008 David Souter

The UNECE, the Council of Europe (CoE) and APC have been concerned about issues of information and participation in Internet governance since the World Summit on the Information Society and the Working Group on Internet Governance which informed it during 2005. They initiated discussions and held workshops around this theme at both Athens (2006) and Rio de Janeiro (2007) meetings of the Intern...

Programme: APC at the IGF
Programme: APC at the IGF 25 November 2008

Going to the IGF? APC staff and members will be there, busy participating in workshops and panel sessions. Here you’ll find a ready-to-print list of events in which APC staff and members will be speaking and APC-organised or co-organised events. We look forward to meeting you face-to-face.

European-wide, open-ended, multi-stakeholder dialogue and exchange on fostering security, privacy and openness on the Internet
European-wide, open-ended, multi-stakeholder dialogue and exchange on fostering security, privacy and openness on the Internet 24 June 2008

European-wide, open-ended, multi-stakeholder dialogue and exchange on the main thematic discussions and workshop proposals for the IGF, in particular on fostering security, privacy and openness on the Internet.

IGF Advisory Group closed meeting
IGF Advisory Group closed meeting 12 May 2008

14 May: AM – Advisory Group members only

Building consensus on internet access at the IGF
Building consensus on internet access at the IGF 01 May 2008 Abiodun Jagun

This paper identifies and documents the main areas of discussions and ‘recommendations’ that were generated under the Access theme at the second Internet Governance Forum in Rio De Janeiro, November 2007.

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