APCNews 152 – GISW 2011, Greening Costa Rica IT, internet rights – 14/11/11


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Sneak preview of GISWatch 2011

OTTAWA (GJ for APCNews) - The new edition of Global Information Society Watch 2011 focuses on internet rights and democracy. It features stories from almost 60 countries including on internet in prisons in Argentina and the role of social media during the Arab uprisings. GISW 2011 is out in December but you can read some chapters now online.  More>

ICT and environment in Costa Rica: Closing the gap between words and deeds

MONTEVIDEO (AF for APCNews) Laws on climate change and waste management in Costa Rica have existed since 2009. However, despite appearing on paper, there has been little progress in putting them into practice. If the situation does not change, the country will not become carbon neutral by 2021.  More>

APC to push for internet rights in UN human rights reviews

OTTAWA (GJ for APCNews)  -- The human rights records of forty-eight countries are under review this year as part of the Universal Periodic Review process.  APC's Joy Liddicoat and Henrik Almstrom explain the significance of the UPR and how APC is working for it to protect rights online. More>

APC's Joy Liddicoat to advise on critical internet governance issues

WELLINGTON (APC for APCNews) - APC is proud to announce that Joy Liddicoat has just been elected for a two-year term to the Generic Names Supporting Organisation (GNSO) Council. This council is one of the key venues through which civil society can voice its opinions and effect internet governance policy.  More>

APC in Qatar for an interfaith dialogue on social networking

BUENOS AIRES (Dafne Sabanes Plou for APCNews) -- Followers turned to Twitter to receive words of guidance from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and Muslim leaders during the London riots in August. APC’s Dafne Plou was in Qatar to follow how today’s religious progressives are using social networking to spread their messages. More>

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