Overcoming the fear of speaking up at APrIGF 2019 – Mandy Chan

Organizing the yIGF 2019 and participating in the APrIGF were great challenges for a beginner like me in internet governance, who came across with a lot of new issues related to IG there. Still, I have no regret in doing so because I had a wonderful experience there. Understanding how the synthesis document works and […]

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From YIGF to APrIGF 2019: My experience in Vladivostok – Steven Chen

As an inexperienced YIGF organizer and baby in Internet governance, it is easy to imagine how daunting it was to speak up, especially in more technical sessions such as those about IDN. At first, our new YIGF participants were also completely silent in the face of the APrIGF sessions. There was a fear rooted in […]

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How has the Youth IGF made an impact on internet governance? – Edward Choi

This is my second journey for youth participation in Internet Governance. Last December, I, as a Hong Kong Youth Internet Governance Forum Ambassador, participated in the Global IGF. Moderating a┬ábreak-out group discussion and being a panellist in a workshop had trained my strategy to negotiate and exchange ideas with experts. Bringing those experiences with me, […]

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Asia Pacific Youth IGF & YMI Workshop in APrIGF 2018 – Jenna Fung

As a NetMission Ambassador, I was engaged in organizing the Asia Pacific Youth IGF in Vanuatu with two of my fellow ambassadors, Edward and Ming. In this session, we had both role-play discussion and open-floor discussion on various topics, including Internet access, gender equality, inclusion and diversity etc. We interchanged different ideas related to the […]

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My experience in the Townhall session of APrIGF – Ming Yip

I was opining on the synthesis document in the townhall session of APrIGF 2018 from the youth perspective. I wished to emphasize the importance of working guidelines for the enforcement bodies, so as to maintain the balance between cybersecurity and individual privacy protection. Aside from this, I also delivered the closing remark of the APryIGF. […]

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