SEAPA supported four journalists to attend and cover the 9th Internet Governance Forum 2014 (IGF2014), which concluded last Friday, 5 September.
More than 2,300 participants attend the forum held in Istanbul, Turkey. The draft summary of the forum at its conclusion can be found here.
Parallel to the main forum, civil society groups organised the Internet Ungovernance Forum to highlight the absence of critical issues like censorship, freedom of expression, surveillance and bad governance practices in many countries, including Turkey. The organisers said that due to the multistakeholder format of the IGF, the main perpetrators of many internet problems – governments and corporations – get the representation they don’t deserve.
Below are articles produced by the four journalists covering the forum.
- “Post-Snowden revelations, actions still a long way away” in Digital News Asia and the Malay Mail Online
- “Trust key for IXPs’ role in driving digital economies” in Digital News Asia
- ”Malaysia’s Sinar Project wins regional award, seeks to level up” in Digital News Asia and the Malay Mail Online
Jake Soriano (Philippines)
- “PH government officials absent in global Internet Governance Forum” in Vera Files and published in Yahoo News
- Video report on internet safety for children
- ”Rising use of children as cybercrime targets alarming – IT expert” in Vera Files
All aticles by Patranun Limudomporn (Thailand) can be found here in the Blognone website (in Thai).
Tonyo Cruz (Philippines)