About – Youth IGF Indonesia

Amplifying Indonesian youth voices in Internet Governance through an open platform for Internet-related discussions

Youth IGF Indonesia

The Youth IGF movement was conceived during the First French Youth and Teenagers IGF, which took place in France in 2011 at the Council of Europe. It is an initiative developed by TaC-Together against Cybercrime International in cooperation with the Council of Europe, the Ministry of Education of France, French Youth and its partners.

The movement is administered by an international NGO, TaC-Together against Cybercrime International.

Youth IGF centres its activities on the organisation of annual events, debates and talks, as well as training, capacity building and awareness-raising sessions on subjects related to internet governance. A number of countries are implementing targeted projects either locally or nationally.

TaC International is both non-profit and neutral. The movement is financed through a multi-stakeholder funding scheme and contributions from donors. TaC International has a separate budget dedicated to the activities of Youth IGF.

  • Provide an open platform to the Indonesian youth community to discuss Internet Governance issues that are relevant to Indonesian in a national level from a youth point of view;
  • Bring the youth community together to engage with different stakeholders (the government, civil society (academia, students, media, youth), private sector and technical community) to discuss and exchange ideas in addressing Internet-related challenges. Thus, promoting a multistakeholder dialogue between these stakeholders and the youth community.
  • Bring the youth community in the table in order to include and amplify their voices so they can be a voice of influence in the making of the Internet-related policies in Indonesia;
  • Introducing and providing a better understanding of Internet Governance to the youth community, a concept which is considered very new in Indonesia, and educate the youth community about Internet Governance processes;
  • Raising the awareness on the importance of engaging youth, in this case, the Indonesian youth community, in policy discussions related to the Internet.
  • Empowering the Indonesian youth community to contribute in shaping the future of the Internet in a national and international scale.
  • We hope that the Youth IGF Indonesia will encourage Indonesian youth to contribute to national, regional and international Internet Governance initiatives & platforms and be part of the movement which is helping increase youth participation in Internet Governance.

Internet Governance in Indonesia

The IGF brings various The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) brings various stakeholder groups together to discuss public policy issues related to the Internet.

The 2013 IGF took place in Bali, Indonesia under the overarching theme of “Building Bridges: Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development.” For the country’s vibrant civil society, the IGF presented a range of stakeholders with an opportunity to raise awareness, mobilize support, and shape the agenda. Now that the forum has concluded, however, challenges remain in building a progressive Internet governance agenda that realizes the right to freedom of expression and information.

A growing number of Indonesia’s 240 million people use the Internet daily, whether to get around, to communicate with friends, or to get involved in social campaigns. Indonesia is quickly becoming the “social media capital of the world.”

The capital city of Jakarta is the most active Twitter city in the world and the country as a whole is the fourth most active on Facebook.  While multi-stakeholder groups have participated in the often-contentious debate over what online content should be filtered, by whom, under what processes, and according to which laws, their impact on policy-making is uncertain.

As the section on infrastructure and governance discusses, Indonesia is currently drafting or revising a number of ICT-related laws that contain serious human rights implications. It is important, therefore, that elements maintaining respect for human rights are incorporated in the scope of these legislations.

Team Members

Supporting Members

  • Aloysia Carissa Listyo
  • Kirana Rindu Chrismonita
  • Miranda Julistika
  • Muhammad Adrie Deriyansyah
  • Muhammad Aldiri Maulana
  • Muhammad Daud Yusuf
  • Nadia Dian
  • Nouval Nour Muhammad
  • Syah Iskandar Muhammad
  • Beena Vinod
  • Dhea Safila Haryadi
  • Divya Ann Kurien
  • Enggar Tyastiwi M.
  • Khalis Rahma
  • Muhammad Fathurahman K.
  • Palgunadi
  • RA. Annisa Putri