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
This paper focuses on regional challenges to civil participation in internet governance and the state of internet rights in the Middle East and North Africa, linking them with civil society advocacy strategies.
In this report, APC reviews what worked well and what didn’t at the 2015 IGF held in João Pessoa, Brazil. The overall theme of the IGF was “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”. After a decade of active engagement with the forum, read our critiques, and recommendations looking forward to this year’s IGF.
As the Arab Internet Governance Forum reaches its fourth iteration, it continues to struggle to mature into a space where multistakeholder engagement can start producing the dialogue and efforts the region needs in order to face the many challenges in the f
“It is all about education, which Arab states don’t always care about. It is a matter of culture, educating the younger and also the older generations.”
Between 14 and 18 December, I joined my colleague Tarakiyee, from APC, in Beirut, along with a dozen activists and human rights defenders from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with a focus on internet rights.