Global Information Society Watch

GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 2
GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 2 30 October 2012 Various

This publication is a follow-up to the 2011 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch), an annual report that offers a civil society perspective on critical emerging issues in information societies worldwide. The theme for GISWatch 2011 was internet rights and democratisation, with a focus on freedom of expression and association online. This follow-up report maps themes and trends that emerged in the 2011 publication, and also follows up on the action steps suggested in the count...

GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 1
GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 1 29 October 2012 Various

This publication is a follow-up to the 2011 issue of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch), an annual report that offers a civil society perspective on critical emerging issues in information societies worldwide. The theme for GISWatch 2011 was internet rights and democratisation, with a focus on freedom of expression and association online. In line with this, the reports gathered here offer an in-depth account of the human rights challenges faced online in six countries: Argentina, Aze...

GISWatch has won the ITU-awarded WSIS project prize 2012
GISWatch has won the ITU-awarded WSIS project prize 2012 16 May 2012 Mallory Knodel

The Association for Progressive Communications, in close cooperation with APC members, networks and civil society groups, is pleased to accept the WSIS Project Prize from the International Telecommunications Union for the achievements of the GISWatch project in “the role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICT for development.” Each year, GISWatch aims ...

GISWatch needs your support to win the WSIS Project Prize!
GISWatch needs your support to win the WSIS Project Prize! 08 March 2012 Flavia Fascendini

Your vote is key to obtaining international recognition for the Global Information Society Watch project, an initiative from the Association for Progressive Communications and Hivos in the category: “The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development (C1)”. In order to vote, you must register first and then click on the “Vote for Projec...

Global Information Society Watch 2011: Internet rights and democratisation – Focus on freedom of expression and association online
Global Information Society Watch 2011: Internet rights and democratisation – Focus on freedom of expression and association online 08 December 2011 APC and Hivos

APC and Hivos investigate how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are restricting freedom online – and how citizens are responding using the very same technologies. Everyone is familiar with the stories of Egypt and Tunisia. GISWatch authors tell these and other lesser-known stories from over 50 countries including: PRISON CONDITIONS IN ARGENTINA Prisoners are using the intern...

Global Information Society Watch 2010: Focus on ICTs and environmental sustainability
Global Information Society Watch 2010: Focus on ICTs and environmental sustainability 03 May 2011 APC and Hivos

The worldwide Global Information Society Watch network looks at a different urgent issue each year and produces a critical report. In 2010 the adverse impacts of technology consumption and e-waste on the environment and the positive uses of technology to alleviate climate change were reported on from more than 50 countries. As information and communications technologies (ICTs) have become more ...

Global Information Society Watch
Global Information Society Watch 30 August 2010

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is an annual report co-produced by the APC network and partners, which looks at the progress being made in creating an inclusive information society worldwide (particularly in implementing World Summit on the Information Society or WSIS goals), encourages critical debate, and strengthens networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information societ...

Global Information Society Watch 2009: Access to online information and knowledge – advancing human rights and democracy
Global Information Society Watch 2009: Access to online information and knowledge – advancing human rights and democracy 13 November 2009 APC and Hivos

This third report in the GISWatch series is entitled Access to online information and knowledge – advancing human rights and democracy and reveals how vulnerable the internet as we know it is. The Global Information Society Watch 2009 report unpacks the key issues impacting on access to online information and knowledge, including discussions on intellectual property rights, knowledge rights, ...

Global Information Society Watch 2008: Focus on access to infrastructure
Global Information Society Watch 2008: Focus on access to infrastructure 22 October 2009 APC, Hivos and ITeM

How do we ensure access to the internet is a human right enjoyed by everyone? This is one of the critical questions asked by an annual publication that highlights the importance of people’s access to information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure – as well as where and how countries are getting it right or wrong, and what can be done about it. Global Information Society Watc...

Global Information Society Watch 2007: Focus on participation
Global Information Society Watch 2007: Focus on participation 14 May 2007 APC and ITeM

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) monitors the implementation and follow-up of key international agreements about ICT policies and their relationship to development, including WSIS and other information and communication policy processes at international, regional and national level. This first report in the GISWatch series focuses on participation. Global Information Society Watch ai...

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