Internet Governance Forum

APC at the Sixth Internet Governance Forum
APC at the Sixth Internet Governance Forum 05 August 2011 APC

APC members and staff will be participating at this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-30 September 2011. The proposed theme is ‘Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation’ and so APC will be hosting a number of workshops as well as a pre-event based on the themes of access, human rights, and development.

Southern African IGF
Southern African IGF 31 July 2011

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 represented in Kenya at the end of the month. Participants from all fifteen Southern African nations are expected at the...

2nd Asia Pacific Regional IGF (APrIGF) 2011
2nd Asia Pacific Regional IGF (APrIGF) 2011 19 May 2011 AHM Bazlur Rahman- S21BR

Internet is everywhere a part of our lives, its importance most vividly captured in the recent news in the Middle East for political change, and in Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. This importance has been noticed by governments, business and civil society groups.

APC's reflections on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum
APC's reflections on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum 24 November 2010 APC

On 17 September the fifth Internet Governance Forum came to an end in Vilnius. The annual event is a uniquely experimental and influential space on the road to guaranteeing open, universal and affordable internet and ICT access to all. Download and read our analysis of the most recent IGF.

APC's conclusions on the fifth Internet Governance Forum – and recommendations for the future
APC's conclusions on the fifth Internet Governance Forum – and recommendations for the future 23 November 2010 APC

On September 17 the fifth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) came to an end in Vilnius, Lithuania. The five-year UN-run annual event is a uniquely experimental and influential space on the road to guaranteeing open, universal and affordable internet and ICT access to all. However the continuity of the IGF is uncertain. Download and read our analysis of the most recent forum.

APC's submission to the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group questionnaire
APC's submission to the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group questionnaire 26 October 2010 APC

The Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) is a group of governments, private sector and civil society representatives, among which there are APC staff and members. This is APC’s submission to a questionnaire that the MAG distributed as a follow up to its May meeting.

Gender in the IGF agenda
Gender in the IGF agenda 25 October 2010 Karen Banks

The “missing paragraph” of the IGF clauseIn a workshop organised by the APC’s women’s programme during this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), one of the panellists took off his tie as he began to speak. As an unmistakeable element of IGF culture, the suits worn by government and corporate representatives are a subtle reflection of scant will to discuss issues that affect...

Blogging to tell it like it is: The IGF from a personal perspective
Blogging to tell it like it is: The IGF from a personal perspective 25 October 2010 Various

An unlikely, but real conversation that took place between a .xxx domain representative (which is exclusively for pornographic sites) and a feminist; the consequences of having a .gay domain; and thoughts about privacy on the internet from a victim of violence. These are some of the topics you can read about in the GenderIT.org blog from the APC team, that was blogging from the fifth Internet G...

Internet governance issues on sexuality and women's rights
Internet governance issues on sexuality and women's rights 15 October 2010 APC WNSP

In preparation for the 2010 IGF, this briefing document highlights key issues on internet regulation that are relevant for gender equality and sexuality. It also brings to the debate findings from various research initiatives undertaken by APC and key partners, including a cross-country research initiative – EROTICS – that is being conducted in five countries: Brazil, India, Lebanon, South ...

APC Brief on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum
APC Brief on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum 10 September 2010 APC

The Internet Governance Forum is a platform for policy dialogue on internet governance, that emerged from the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The fifth annual meeting of the IGF will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania from 14 – 17 September 2010.

« Go back