Global Information Society Watch

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

The 2011 edition of the Global Information Society Watch, titled “Internet Rights and Democratization: focus on freedom of expression and association online” has published the first in a series of updates on six country reports. This special edition contains updates from Argentina, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and South Africa as well as an introduction from the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Jillian York.    

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.”    

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

Take just 5 minutes to vote right now! We need support so GISWatch can win the WSIS Project Prize!

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 technology.    

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

Reports from around the world on the impacts of technology consumption and e-waste on the environment. Also includes seven expert reports including one on smart and green grassroots technologies.  

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 WSIS goals), encourages critical debate, and strengthens networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society.

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

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, open standards and access to educational materials and libraries.

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 all? This is one of the critical questions asked by GISWatch 2008, which highlights the importance of people’s access to ICT infrastructure, where and how countries are getting it right or wrong, and what can be done about it.

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

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

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