Internet Governance Forum

Priorities for the seventh Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2012
Priorities for the seventh Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2012 31 October 2012 APC

APC will be taking a human rights approach to the 2012 IGF. We will analyse each of the main themes from a human rights perspective and aim to bring these to the fore during discussions, also focusing on a more inclusive range of human rights including women’s human rights. The brief provides the full scope of APC’s priorites at the 2012 IGF in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Internet Governance Forum is the mother of all fora
The Internet Governance Forum is the mother of all fora 31 October 2012 FD

The Internet Governance Forum – the 7th to be exact – will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from November 6 to 9. What most people don’t know, is that the IGF comes at the end of a series of continental IGFs. One of them, APrIGF, the third Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum, was held in Tokyo, Japan, in July. Full outcomes from the APrIGF will be presented at the IGF next week. Here is an appetizer.

APC at the 2012 IGF: Internet governance for  sustainable human, economic and social development
APC at the 2012 IGF: Internet governance for sustainable human, economic and social development 30 October 2012 APC

APC members and staff will be participating at this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November 2012. Once again, APC is taking a leadership role by hosting and participating in a variety of workshops throughout the week. Find out where we’ll be…

Internet revolutionaries and conservatives meet once again
Internet revolutionaries and conservatives meet once again 08 October 2012 FD

During three days at the end of September, the Colombian capital Bogota was host to the Latin American and the Caribbean fifth preparatory meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). A tale from the Latin American and Caribbean preparatory meeting to the Internet Governance Forum.

Internet Governance Forum: “We want laws that will take us forward”
Internet Governance Forum: “We want laws that will take us forward” 26 June 2012 Sylvie Niombo

What position will Central Africa adopt at the Internet Governance Forum in Africa? To borrow an expression from Justine Diffo Tchunkam, a teacher at the University of Yaoundé II, Central Africa has a common vision but no common position with regard to regulation of the ICT sector.

Call for proposals to host the fifth regional IGF in Latin America and the Caribbean
Call for proposals to host the fifth regional IGF in Latin America and the Caribbean 02 April 2012 APC

Together with its partners, APC is pleased to announce the fifth regional preparatory meeting in LAC for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), to be held in late 2012. As with the four previous IGF events, the purpose of the meeting is to provide a space for multi-stakeholder political dialogue.

APC proposes human rights as the main theme of the 2012 IGF
APC proposes human rights as the main theme of the 2012 IGF 14 February 2012

Check out APC’s one-page brief on why human rights should be the main theme in 2012.

APC reflections on the sixth Internet Governance Forum, Nairobi, 2011 and recommendations for IGF 2012
APC reflections on the sixth Internet Governance Forum, Nairobi, 2011 and recommendations for IGF 2012 13 December 2011 APC

Prior to the IGF, APC released a briefing paper outlining our priorities for the IGF. In this report, we reflect on those priorities and on the sixth Forum in general. We also renew our proposal to have human rights be the central theme for the next IGF.

APC reviews the 2011 IGF
APC reviews the 2011 IGF 13 December 2011 APC

“There were very strong human rights themes across the main sessions, particularly around freedom of expression and freedom of association. However it is time for human rights to be the principal theme of the Seventh IGF,” says APC as the world’s oldest progressive network reflects on the progress of the UN conference on how the internet is run.

IGF workshop 155 report: Human rights - a unifying approach for development, freedom, access and diversity?
IGF workshop 155 report: Human rights - a unifying approach for development, freedom, access and diversity? 02 November 2011 Joy Liddicoat

A report from the APC workshop organised at the 2011 IGF in Kenya. Workshop participants discussed examples of current internet related human rights violations, considered implications for development, freedom access and diversity, shared strategies for remedies and accountability against human rights violators, opportunities and challenges for seeking remedies, how human rights is a growing th...

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