Internet Governance Forum

APC at IGF 2014: Güneş Tavmen on communications regulation in Turkey
APC at IGF 2014: Güneş Tavmen on communications regulation in Turkey 20 October 2014 ET

Güneş Tavmen is the author of the Global Information Society Watch Special Report on Turkey, launched at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2014. APC’s Elvira Truglia spoke to Tavmen during the IGF about the state of communications regulation in Turkey and what can be done to reverse the tide of restrictive policies.

Women's rights at the 2014 IGF
Women's rights at the 2014 IGF 17 September 2014 GenderIT.org

Over the years, APC’s Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) has actively participated at the Internet Governance Forum in order to raise questions, issues and linkages between feminism and the internet. The participation of gender advocates in this space has grown every year and this year’s WRP delegation included 23 feminist and queer activists from diverse countries, in addition to many femini...

Internet censorship, surveillance in Turkey tightens days after IGF concludes in Istanbul
Internet censorship, surveillance in Turkey tightens days after IGF concludes in Istanbul 16 September 2014 ET

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) strongly condemns the Turkish government for amending a law that tightens internet censorship. The law, which now grants the Telecommunications Directorate (TIB) extensive powers to block access to websites without a court order, comes on the heels of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul on 2-5 September 2014.

IGF 2014 shares messages on right to privacy in the digital age at Human Rights Council
IGF 2014 shares messages on right to privacy in the digital age at Human Rights Council 10 September 2014 APC

On 5 September 2014, Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014 participants from governments, civil society, the private sector, academic and technical communities agreed on key messages concerning the right to privacy in the digital age. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is now sharing these messages at the Human Rights Council 27th session in Geneva. Read the full statement from...

APC leads global discussions at 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Turkey
APC leads global discussions at 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Turkey 02 September 2014

Since 2006, APC has been a key player in creating a space for civil society in internet policy making. The ninth Internet Governance Forum kicks off on 2 September in Istanbul, Turkey. For four days, people around the globe will discuss everything related to how the internet runs– from who makes decisions, what works, what doesn’t, and how things can be better. Read more about APC’s p...

APC's priorities for the ninth Internet Governance Forum,Turkey, 2014
APC's priorities for the ninth Internet Governance Forum,Turkey, 2014 29 August 2014 APC

The ninth annual IGF will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on 2–5 September 2014. This year’s overall theme is “Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance”. Major developments in global internet governance have taken place since the 2013 IGF in Bali. In spite of a busy year, some of the most difficult issues have not been resolved. APC expects that IGF 2014 will ...

APC's priorities for the ninth Internet Governance Forum, Turkey, 2014
APC's priorities for the ninth Internet Governance Forum, Turkey, 2014 29 August 2014 APC

The ninth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on 2–5 September 2014. This year’s overall theme is “Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance”. In the document attached are APC’s priorities for IGF 2014, clustered according to the event’s sub-themes, followed by a schedule of APC activities in Istanbul.    

Impacting global advocacy on tech-related violence against women through regional IGFs
Impacting global advocacy on tech-related violence against women through regional IGFs 28 August 2014 FF and TB

Partners of the “End Violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project have participated in three regional internet governance forums (Africa IGF, Asia Pacific IGF, LAC IGF). APC interviewed our members who attended and the impact their participation had on tech-related violence against women.    

APC at 2014 Internet Governance Forum
APC at 2014 Internet Governance Forum 18 August 2014

Association for Progressive Communications (APC) mobilises for the 9th global Internet Governance Forum (IGF), taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from 31 August – 5 September 2014. Leading and participating in workshops, side events with partners, decision makers and stakeholders and prompting dialogue around internet rights, public access and digital privacy, APC will play a key role in influe...

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