Thought this — IPJ at WSIS:A parallel event to be held at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis — would be of interest. Not sure if it conflicts with any events. Probably will :-).
These blogs aim to be a mix of indepth structured articles plus notes and comment from the APC team in Tunis, and anyone else who would like to write. It’s open to the public to post items and comments, subject to posts being relevant to the theme.
APC has participated extensively in the internet governance process at the World Summit on Information Society. Out of this participation and in collaboration with other partners, including members of the WSIS civil society internet governance caucus, APC has crystallized a set of recommendations with regard to internet governance ahead of the final Summit in Tunis in November 2005.
Wikipedia’s entry on the WSIS has this useful set of links to some other blogs on this theme. There’s the WSISBlogs.org, a multilingual coalition of bloggers attending WSIS; includes text, photos, podcasts and video; apart from WSIS wire news on the summit; iwitness, offering debate, news and resources for “journalists creating a fairer information society” and The Daily Summit – WSIS and similar World Summit coverage by the British Council Science Team (with items dating back to 2003 and 2004, at the time of blogging).
From my RSS-feed, I just came across this story from one of my favourite news sources — IPS filing from Bangkok — that makes a case on why the information society must block paedophiles.
Just curious whether environmental sustainability and ICTs is taking place somewhere in the WSIS docs at all ;-) It will be good to know if apart from BlueLink, whether there are other NGOs interested to stand up for the issue of environmental sustainability in Tunis.
APC will be producing two APCNews/APCNoticias specials direct from WSIS and for the first time, original content in French. Watch our for our trilingual English-Spanish-French blogs!