internet governance

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Women are vulnerable online, but also speaking up on the internet

Posted Tue 10 Dec 2013 - 14:44 | 5,755 views
During the last Internet Governance Forum, which took place in October in Bali, Indonesia, Analía Lavin from APCNews talked to Aida Mahmutović, from APC member Owpsee in Bosnia and Herzegovina. OWPSEE is one of the national partners of APC’s project “End violence: women’s rights and safety online”.

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8th Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF): Chair´s summary

Posted Mon 18 Nov 2013 - 12:24 | 2,814 views
From 22-25 October 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, internet governance experts, civil society, government and intergovernmental organizations’ officials, international social and economic development practitioners, members of the academic and technical communities, private sector representatives and other inquiring global citizens gathered together for the 8th meeting of the Internet Governance Forum....

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Statement: “Miss Internet Bali” and women's participation at the Internet Governance Forum 2013

Posted Wed 23 Oct 2013 - 14:26 | 6,718 views
The Internet Governance Forum is a United Nations mandated space and as such, we expect and demand adherence to respectful and non-discriminatory standards of behavior. As participants of the Internet Governance Forum 2013 who are working to advance gender equality and the active participation of women in Internet governance policy dialogue and processes, we see this as a huge step back taken by...

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IGF 2013: How does gender intersect with internet governance?

Posted Wed 23 Oct 2013 - 02:43 | 7,473 views

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"What went wrong?" Anita Gurumurthy's statement at the closing ceremony of WSIS plus 10 review

Posted Fri 8 Mar 2013 - 13:33 | 5,377 views
The statement by Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change, at the closing ceremony of WSIS plus 10 review held by UNESCO from 25th to 27th February, 2013, starts questioning _"what went wrong?"_ in the last decade since the internet should have been been equalising social and economic opportunity. Why did the internet, and the information society phenomenon not do what it was...

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IGF 2012: Day two in room four

Posted Fri 23 Nov 2012 - 11:41 | 5,410 views
What I most value about the IGF is that thanks to its multi-stakeholder principle, it widens my perspective on pressing internet governance issues. However, all three sessions I attended on day two in room number four, while talking about human rights, failed to include women's right perspective. Women internet users are important stakeholder and it is evident that even after six years of...

Gender Peripheries of the 2012 Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 21:24 | 10,918 views
The 7th Internet Governance Forum in Baku drew to a close two weeks ago. "Avri Doria in her introduction to this edition":http://www.genderit.org/node/3709 discusses several breakthroughs made by this the world’s most important internet governance encounter. For the first time the forum has openly discussed human rights on the internet, and has...

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Women's take on internet governance: A selection of tweets from IGF 2012

Posted Tue 20 Nov 2012 - 15:12 | 5,026 views
This is a selection of the tweets circulated during the Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, from November 6-9 2012. They were selected following the criteria of its relevance in reflecting the discussions around women’s role in internet governance processes, as well as women’s and internet rights during the IGF.

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Censorship walks, a feminist view of the Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2012 - 21:05 | 5,929 views
A big hangar, with a constant voice asking people to wear headphones and talk to each other through the microphones, an internet network that does not allow participants to be online simultaneously, with an average of only one person out of three being able to access full online services and the other two struggling with their different devices to reach out, comment and communicate what is...

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IGF 2012 - Access and Diversity Main Session

Posted Mon 12 Nov 2012 - 12:41 | 8,715 views
This is the transcript of the Access and Diversity Main Session that took place on November 8 2012 at the Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was the first time in the entire history of the IGF that women and gender issues were addressed in a main session, with the presence of Jac sm Kee from APC Women´s Rights Programme.