Internet Governance Forum

Hot issues on gender and the Internet Governance Forum: Newsletter out!
Hot issues on gender and the Internet Governance Forum: Newsletter out! 18 October 2011 GenderIT.org

Gender Centred, the GenderIT.org thematic bulletin from APC Women, focuses on topical gender and ICT policy themes. Our last newsletter edition highlights the gender peripheries of the Sixth Internet Governance Forum that took place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-30 September 2011. This edition published on Tuesday October 18 features the hot issues related to gender and internet governance and the insights of the APC women’s team members regarding the gender agenda and how it built on previou...

APC's closing statement to the Sixth Internet Governance Forum
APC's closing statement to the Sixth Internet Governance Forum 03 October 2011 APC

APC reaffirms the importance of multi stakeholder participation in the internet global public policy and principles debate. Various proposals related to internet governance, primarily from governments, have been discussed at this IGF. These proposals must be developed in a multi-stakeholder bottom up manner. Civil society groups and other stakeholders do not have sufficient access to multi-late...

APC's closing statement Sixth Internet Governance Forum
APC's closing statement Sixth Internet Governance Forum 30 September 2011 APC

APC reaffirms the importance of multi stakeholder participation in the internet global public policy and principles debate. Various proposals related to internet governance, primarily from governments, have been discussed at this IGF. These proposals must be developed in a multi-stakeholder bottom up manner. Civil society groups and other stakeholders do not have sufficient access to multi-lat...

APC Priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum
APC Priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum 21 September 2011 APC

The sixth annual meeting of the IGF will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-30 September 2011 with Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation as its main theme. Internet access remains unavailable or unaffordable for many people, poverty and famine –currently plaguing Kenya’s next-door neighbour Somalia- persist in spite global and national commitments...

APC outlines priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum
APC outlines priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum 21 September 2011 APC

The world’s oldest progressive network reminds UN conference goers of critical issues facing the freedom of the internet today including affordability, openness and network neutrality in the mobile internet and the importance of conflict minerals in internet governance. Read the 13-page brief. . policy

Multi-stakeholder participation on internet governance: An analysis from a developing country, civil society perspective
Multi-stakeholder participation on internet governance: An analysis from a developing country, civil society perspective 20 September 2011 Marília Maciel and Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza

The concept of governance has changed over the last decades. It includes plurality of actors involved in political processes, and the importance of “soft power” in the international scene is increasing. A diverse body of participants does not only respond to “correctness”, it also contributes to better decisions and is crucial for the successful implementation of policie...

Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet
Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet 16 September 2011

PROGRAMME Opening and welcome (10h00-10h15) Remarks from hosts and partners Session I – Access, human rights and development (10h15-11h15) Panel: Bidi Bala, Nigeria; Pranom Samwong, Vietnam; Graciela Selaimen, Brazil; Grace Githaiga, Kenya; Romulo Neves, Brazil on: How can access to infrastructure and knowledge in the context of developing countries: foster transformation of education, in...

Dot.Africa? First Southern African IGF starts Sept 1
Dot.Africa? First Southern African IGF starts Sept 1 26 August 2011 APC

On September 1-3 the first ever Southern African Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Johannesburg in preparation for the global UN internet forum to be held in Kenya. Hosted by APC, the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and South African non-profit SANGONeT, the event is aimed at ensuring that the views and voices of Southern Africa are represente...

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