World Summit on the Information Society
The African School on Internet Governance was announced this week as the winner of a 2017 World Summit on the Information Society Prize, awarded by the International Telecommunication Union.
The voting for the WSIS Prize 2017 is open and APC is part of three of the nominated initiatives. The awards evaluate and recognise individuals and groups for outstanding success in implementing strategies that leverage the power of ICT as an enabler of development.
A lot of what is said and written about multistakeholder decision-making juxtaposes it with multilateral arrangements – the dialogue among governments, and governments alone, that is the norm in most other areas of international policy. Some people think these two are incompatible. Others that they can and must be better integrated. What’s the story?
APC's inputs towards the elaboration of the annual report to the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) on the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
This issue paper links challenges to civil participation in internet governance in the Middle East and North Africa and the state of internet rights in the region with civil society advocacy strategies, as well as providing some recommendations, with a focus on Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.
David Souter comments each week on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. In his first blog, this week, he writes about the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) – what it achieved and where it should be going.
The WSIS+10 review process and its commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offer a unique opportunity to focus on the interaction between technology and the various aspects of development.
This new phase of the WSIS process is a unique opportunity to focus on the interaction between technology and the various aspects of development, recognising that technology alone cannot resolve development challenges and that the information society is primarily a matter of human development.
"I want to thank the member states who have produced an outcome that not only does no harm to the Internet but offers opportunities for us to reinforce the global Internet as a resource that is to be shared equitably by all people."
The Association for Progressive Communications is a global non-governmental network with 70 members in more than 47 countries, mostly from the global south. APC has been mobilising the power of ICTs for social justice and development for the last 25 years, and has participated in the WSIS process since its inception. We are pleased that the Outcome reaffirms the WSIS principles of a people-cent...