Internet Governance Forum

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 Governance Forum, the UN international arena to debate the internet.

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 women from their perspective. The presence of young women activists in this year’s IGF from India...

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.

APC at the Fifth Internet Governance Forum
APC at the Fifth Internet Governance Forum 06 September 2010

APC staff and members will be in Vilnius, Lithuania, for the fifth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum. We’ll be running two workshops and hosting a pre-event on human rights. Here’s a quick review of our activities. We’ll be providing on-site coverage for those of you following the IGF remotely.

Let's talk about the internet: First West African IGF taking place in August
Let's talk about the internet: First West African IGF taking place in August 23 August 2010 LC

After regional IGF processes in the US, UK and Kenya have demonstrated that national discussions can have an impact at the global level on issues such as child pornography and internet security, West Africa will host its first regional IGF from August 23 to 25 in Dakar Senegal, in part thanks to APC. The space for policy dialogue on Internet Governance will allow for issues that are particula...

Internet Governance Forum 2010: Pre-event on human rights
Internet Governance Forum 2010: Pre-event on human rights 23 August 2010 CL

Attempts to get human rights on the internet onto the agenda at the Fifth Internet Governance Forum –the UN conference now in its possibly final edition— which is to take place in September foundered in the face of government resistance. And the IGF agenda for 2010 will focus on development and internet governance. However Vilnius will be the scenario to shape a debate on censorship, fr...

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.

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