Internet Governance Forum

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...

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.

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