Internet Governance Forum

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.

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...

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