On 9 November, Brazil as the host country of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015 convened a High Level Leaders Meeting aimed at gathering prominent figures in internet governance – selected among all stakeholder groups – to dialogue on the future o
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a unique multistakeholder forum which allows civil society organisations to discuss with the public and private sectors on policy issues related to internet governance.
Ritu Srivastava, from Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) India, participated in the workshop Freedom of Expression Online: Gaps in Policy and Practice at the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil. She writes:
We are no longer living in an offline society.
At the IGF 2015 conference in Brazil, APC and its members including LaborNet participated actively. Delegates talked about their issues and concerns and issues facing internet rights and democratic communication.
The first thought that came to mind when I heard that I was going to Brazil was white sand beaches and clear blue waters.
Internet Governance Forum: The right to protest online
In the digital age, protests are no longer limited to assemblies and gatherings in physical spaces but are increasingly taking place, in whole or in part, online.
How does the politics of sex and sexual rights activism take place online? How are generally accepted sexual identities, as well as marginalised sexualities, expressed, regulated and moralised on the internet? These are some of the questions addressed by the latest edition of the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report, launched at the Internet Governance Forum.
African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway? was the provocative title of a panel that explored how policy frameworks affect human rights on the continent.
Among the most controversial issues that Latin America has faced in 2015 are the arrival of Free Basics (formerly Internet.org) and surveillance on the internet, including the Hacking Team revelations. To present these issues in their context, Derechos Digitales and APC launched a summary of the digital rights arena in the region in 2015 at an Internet Governance Forum pre-event.
Join our Disco-tech event on practical steps that members of civil society can take to protect themselves and their activism, and to explore the question of whether one can remain anonymous in the data society.