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APC's reflections on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum 24 November 2010 APC

On 17 September the fifth Internet Governance Forum came to an end in Vilnius. The annual event is a uniquely experimental and influential space on the road to guaranteeing open, universal and affordable internet and ICT access to all. Download and read our analysis of the most recent IGF.

APC's submission to the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group questionnaire 26 October 2010 APC

The Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) is a group of governments, private sector and civil society representatives, among which there are APC staff and members. This is APC’s submission to a questionnaire that the MAG distributed as a follow up to its May meeting.

Analysis of the broadband policy of South Africa
Analysis of the broadband policy of South Africa 25 October 2010 APC

The Broadband policy of South Africa was approved by Cabinet in June 20101. This paper analyses the main differences between the draft policy and the final policy. It looks at the shortcomings in the policy development process and makes recommendations on how to salvage the situation.

Internet governance issues on sexuality and women's rights
Internet governance issues on sexuality and women's rights 15 October 2010 APC WNSP

In preparation for the 2010 IGF, this briefing document highlights key issues on internet regulation that are relevant for gender equality and sexuality. It also brings to the debate findings from various research initiatives undertaken by APC and key partners, including a cross-country research ...

APC Brief on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum
APC Brief on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum 10 September 2010 APC

The Internet Governance Forum is a platform for policy dialogue on internet governance, that emerged from the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The fifth annual meeting of the IGF will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania from 14 – 17 September 2010.

Submission by South African civil society organisations on Intellectual Property Amendment Bill
Submission by South African civil society organisations on Intellectual Property Amendment Bill 20 May 2010 South African CSOs

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill seeks to address an important issue. However the way it does so threatens to hinder the preservation of traditional knowledge, severely diminish the South African public domain and limit access to knowledge.

Comments to ICANN on Discussion Draft: Affirmative Reviews
Comments to ICANN on Discussion Draft: Affirmative Reviews 18 February 2010 Willie Currie

This is APC’s response to the ICANN public comment process on its draft proposal on the Affirmation of Commitments review process. This is the process in the AoC to set up four review processes and the parameters for their operations. APC supports the participatory evaluation approach to t...

The Holy Family Communique from African Electronic Communicators
The Holy Family Communique from African Electronic Communicators 30 November 2009 APC Africa

The Holy Family Communique from African Electronic Communicators came out of an APC Africa meeting held in early February 1997. A full report of the meeting is available on the IDRC website.

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