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Balancing rights and interests: Best practices to counter online abuse and violence

Posted Mon 7 Mar 2016 - 12:36 | 7,254 views
The IGF Best Practice Forum on Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Against Women took place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil in November 2015. Representatives of civil society, academia and the private sector went through some of the key highlights and recommendations from the BPF but opened it up at different junctures for inputs and responses.

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Trusting our net

Posted Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 16:40 | 6,598 views
Shawna Finnegan and Emilar Vushe, who are the part of the Association for Progressive Communication's policy programme, engage in a conversation about their highlights of this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). They speak about the value of the IGF as well as barriers to access it, national and regional initiatives, and some of the biggest internet governance issues right now, such as...

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IGF 2012: Day two in room four

Posted Fri 23 Nov 2012 - 11:41 | 5,616 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...

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Again, representation not reflecting participation

Posted Thu 8 Nov 2012 - 12:24 | 5,497 views
Attending the IGF for the first time came with no expectations, however it is difficult to ignore the usual disparity that I face everyday in Egypt, and in many other countries when I travel. No one can say that the number of women participating in the IGF 2012 is low, in fact women are very much present representing the different stakeholders; governments, private companies, and civil society...

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Multistakeholderism and Enhanced Cooperation: What's it all about?

Posted Wed 7 Nov 2012 - 15:29 | 5,617 views
Multistakeholder participation and enhanced cooperation seems to be one of the major issue in this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). With World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) around the corner and the anxious buzz of whether this is a bid by governments to have more control...

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First-time impressions of IGF10

Posted Fri 17 Sep 2010 - 04:51 | 6,681 views
"As one door closes, another opens", they say sometimes. This is the first IGF I have attended... and yet if the initial plan is to be kept, it may be the last occurrence of this international gathering. Nighat explores why she thinks that if that's how it turns out, it will be a shame.