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APC members and staff will be participating at this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia, from 22-25 October 2013. The theme for this year’s IGF is “Building Bridges – Enhancing Multi-stakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development.”

We are encouraged by the emphasis on cooperation and development and believe that this theme creates the opportunity for open and critical debate at a time when restoring trust in the internet, and how it is governed, is crucial.

In this page we’ve complied some key resources, as well as information on the events that we’ll be hosting and co-organising

APC’s presence at the IGF 2013
APC is involved in three pre-events:

  • Security, Surveillance and the Militarization of Cyberspace
    GigaNet and APC organise this joint forum made of two panels: a) Cyber War, Cyber Weapons and Internet Governance, and b) Surveillance & Snowden.
    Day 0, Monday 21 October, from 15:00 to 18:00, Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre.
  • DiscoTech
    An informal evening event organised by APC and the Tactical Technology Collective to raise awareness of online security (and insecurity) in peer-learning environment. Short “lightning talks” will be presented and participants can set up stations to share tools, information and hold discussions. A “cryptoparty”, or encrypted key signing, will be held in parallel.
    Day 0, Monday 21 October, from 19:00 to 22:00, Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre.

APC is the lead organiser of two workshops that address topical questions:

APC is a co-organiser of several other workshops and staff and members will actively participate as panellists and moderators in them all.

  • #41 Developing and effectively using multi-stakeholder principles
    Organised together with the government of Brazil, the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Business Action to Support the Information Society (ICCBASIS) of the International Chamber of Commerce, we are hosting a workshop on,
    Day 3, Thursday 24 October, from 9:00 to 10:30, Room #1, Nusa Dua Hall 2.

Focus sessions and roundtables

  • Focus session (Openess) Human rights, freedom of expression and free flow of information on the internet
    Organised by Anriette Esterhuysen in her capacity as MAG member. Based on specific questions, it will bring regional perspectives on human rights on the internet, delve into specific issues (such as freedom of expression, internet intermediary liability, sexual rights, access to knowledge and IP issues, network neutrality, surveillance), and provide inputs from workshops, dynamic coalitions, open forums and other focus sessions.
    Day 3, Thursday 24 October, from 14:30 to 18:00, Main hall, Nusa Dua Hall 5.
  • Gender and Internet Governance Roundtable Co-organised by APC and the Gender Dynamic Coalition this event will address women’s rights and gender equality in internet governance and assess the extent to which the IGF has been successful in incorporating a gender equality agenda since its inception.
    Day 2, Wednesday 23 October, from 9:00 to 10:30, Room 9, Kintamani 7.
  • Gender Dynamic Coalition meeting “Gender and Internet Governance: Integrating women’s rights at the IGF space”,
    Convened by the Gender Dynamic Coalition to discuss a) the proposed resolution on women’s human rights and freedom of expression at the Human Rights Council; b) ISP accountability on gender-targeted hate speech and abuse; c) issues raised in the Gender and Internet Governance Roundtable, and d) preliminary analysis of the 2012 IGF Gender Report Card.
    Day 4, Friday 25 October, from 11:00 to 12:30, Room #7, Kintamani 1.

Book launch

  • Launch of the 2013 edition of Global Information Society Watch
    APC and Hivos invites you to the launch of the 2013 edition of GISWatch, which examines how the internet and other ICTs have extended the public sphere and created new opportunities and freedoms for women. It highlights the threats to these freedoms and explores the role of technology in resistance to these threats.
    Day 2, Wednesday 23 October, from 12:30 to 14:30, Room Kinamani #1.

Follow APC at the 2013 IGF online
News updates and latest blog posts:
In-depth resources check our publications page:
Aggregated IGF resources:
Updates on gender and ICT policy: GenderIT –

Media: Contact in English, French or Spanish. For contact in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

Twitter: APC_News; APCNoticias; APCNouvelles; GenderITorg; @GenderITorgES

APC staff Twitter accounts (attending f2f or remotely):
@anriette (Anriette Esterhuysen)
@emilarvushe (Emilar Vuse)
@esmex (Erika Smith)
@FlaFlak (Flavia Fascendini)
@internetrights (Joy Liddicoat)
@jen_ct (Jennifer Radloff)
@jhybe (Jac SM Kee)
@malloryknodel (Mallory Knodel)
@nmoawad (Nadine Moawad)
@shawnafinnegan (Shawna Finnegan)
@valeriabet (Valeria Betancourt)



Selected resources
APC’s priorities for the eighth IGF
This document presents an overview of the main themes around which the IGF is structured from a civil society perspective. It is a great introduction for people who are new to the IGF process, as well as a useful compass for those already familiar with it.

IGF 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly
Our assessment of last year’s IGF

Recent APC submissions to other UN processes
APC submission on the outcome documents of the WSIS +10 High-Level event
In this document we review the main achievements and challenges since the WSIS summits in 2003 and 2005, as well as the emerging trends.

Response from APC to the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation questionnaire
Some of the current discussions around internet governance are being framed in terms of “enhanced cooperation”. In this submission, by APC and its members, we outline our understanding of the concept from a human development perspective, as well as its relationship with the IGF.

A cybersecurity agenda for civil society: What is at stake? by Alex Comninos

Human rights and internet protocols: Comparing processes and principles by Avri Doria and Joy Liddicoat

Freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association and the internet by Alex Comninos