internet governance

APC leads global discussions at 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Turkey
APC leads global discussions at 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Turkey 02 September 2014

Since 2006, APC has been a key player in creating a space for civil society in internet policy making. The ninth Internet Governance Forum kicks off on 2 September in Istanbul, Turkey. For four days, people around the globe will discuss everything related to how the internet runs– from who makes decisions, what works, what doesn’t, and how things can be better. Read more about APC’s participation at IGF 2014 around four key areas.

ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum
ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum 01 August 2014 ET

APC’s Emilar Gandhi recently returned from the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organised a workshop on public access to information and communications technologies (ICTs). Emilar spoke to APCNews about what public access would look like in Africa.    

Avri Doria is First Winner of ICANN Ethos Award
Avri Doria is First Winner of ICANN Ethos Award 23 June 2014

Avri Doria is the first winner of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Multistakeholder Ethos Award Program. “The evaluation panel selected her from 22 nominees as the one who best demonstrated the spirit of collaboration as shown through empathy and a sincere desire to engage with people from other backgrounds, cultures and interests.”

MIND 4 - Human Rights and Internet Governance
MIND 4 - Human Rights and Internet Governance 09 October 2013 Joy Liddicoat

In the fourth edition of the MIND magazine, which questions human rights in internet governance, Joy Liddicoat of the Association for Progressive Communications makes the point that freedom of expression only takes its full force for democratic change when we can exercise it together with all of our other rights and freedoms. She argues that human rights must be a main focus of all discussions ...

Syria's internet shutdown violates international human rights law
Syria's internet shutdown violates international human rights law 29 November 2012

At 10:26 UTC on November 29th, Syria’s international internet connectivity was shut down. APC strongly condemns this shut down, which threatens the safety and security of the Syrian people, and clearly violates international human rights law.

Joy Liddicoat of APC connects the dots between human rights and internet governance
Joy Liddicoat of APC connects the dots between human rights and internet governance 07 November 2012 joy Liddicoat

In edition 4 of the MIND magazine, which questions human rights in internet governance, Joy Liddicoat of the Association for Progressive Communications makes the point that freedom of expression only takes its full force for democratic change when we can exercise it together with all of our other rights and freedoms. She argues that human rights must be a main focus of all discussions at the IGF.

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…

Three views on the African web
Three views on the African web 25 October 2012 FD

Earlier in October, APCNews crossed paths with three participants at the Africa Internet Governance Forum. Grace Githaiga of Kenya, Towela Nyirenda Jere of South Africa and Lillian Nalwoga of Uganda kindly agreed to provide perspectives on internet governance in Africa.

APC calls on ICANN to prioritise human rights when deciding on new top-level domain names
APC calls on ICANN to prioritise human rights when deciding on new top-level domain names 28 August 2012

The Association for Progressive Communications joins the Non Commercial Users Constituency in calling upon ICANN to consider human rights when deciding on new generic top-level domain names.

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.

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