Global Information Society Watch

“Freedom of expression is key to enjoy all other rights”: Join us to mark World Press Freedom Day 2023
“Freedom of expression is key to enjoy all other rights”: Join us to mark World Press Freedom Day 2023 27 April 2023 Leila Nachawati Rego

Join us at a special 30th anniversary event for World Press Freedom Day where freedom of expression rapporteurs will discuss the agreed conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women plus recommendations of the 2022 Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and Gender Justice.

Inside the Digital Society: The future is another country
Inside the Digital Society: The future is another country 05 April 2023 David Souter

New applications like ChatGPT based on AI and large language models are likely to be transformative, a step change in technology like the internet was 30 years ago, but much faster. The technology is now out of the bag and can't be uninvented, and we should move swiftly to figure out its implications, deployment and governance.

Promoting and protecting economic, social and cultural rights during the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
Promoting and protecting economic, social and cultural rights during the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic 01 February 2023 APC

This submission was prepared in response to a call for inputs from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for a workshop on promoting and protecting economic, social and cultural rights within the context of addressing inequalities in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "We build an advocacy agenda that crosses continents"
Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "We build an advocacy agenda that crosses continents" 16 December 2022

The seventh installment of the GISWatch 15 year celebration series contains reflections of researchers around the globe who have contributed to the report year after year, including the latest edition, GISWatch 2021-2022: Digital futures for a post-pandemic world.

Igniting a renewed energy for our post-pandemic futures: GISWatch launch at the IGF
Igniting a renewed energy for our post-pandemic futures: GISWatch launch at the IGF 15 December 2022 Maja Romano

As we climb out of a pandemic that has redefined our advocacy priorities, the latest edition of GISWatch “ignites a renewed energy to reshape the sense of ‘us’ as a necessary force to imagine and work towards a digital future that we want in a post-pandemic world."

Highlights of the APC network @IGF 2022
Highlights of the APC network @IGF 2022 08 December 2022 APCNews

The annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is the United Nations’ most significant multistakeholder event for tackling internet governance. Here are some highlights of the APC network's participation this year.

Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "An album of photos built with thoughtful criteria"
Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "An album of photos built with thoughtful criteria" 05 December 2022 Florencia Roveri

Part of the GISWatch 15th anniversary series, this piece comes from Florencia Roveri, a long-standing author from our network member Nodo TAU, who has been contributing significantly to Argentina country reports since the inception of GISWatch. 

GISWatch 2021-2022 report on “Digital futures for a post-pandemic world" has launched!
GISWatch 2021-2022 report on “Digital futures for a post-pandemic world" has launched! 29 November 2022 Various

The 2021-2022 Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report has launched! “Digital futures for a post-pandemic world" is a global exploration of responses to some of the fundamental questions brought by the pandemic and impacting our advocacy around digital technology.

GISWatch 2021-2022 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on our digital futures post-pandemic
GISWatch 2021-2022 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on our digital futures post-pandemic 22 November 2022 Various

The 2021-2022 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will be officially launching at the IGF next month, and this is your chance to have a first look at full-length reports in this special GISWatch 2021-2022 Sneak Peek!

GISWatch launch at the 2022 IGF: The pandemic has reactivated a sense of rebellion and contestation
GISWatch launch at the 2022 IGF: The pandemic has reactivated a sense of rebellion and contestation 15 November 2022 Maja Romano

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will celebrate 15 years of APC's ground-breaking publication by launching its latest edition at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on 29 November. The new edition explores "digital futures for a post-pandemic world".

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