World Summit on the Information Society

E-government: An opportunity for citizen participation in the era of digital development
E-government: An opportunity for citizen participation in the era of digital development 05 June 2006 Valeria Betancourt

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have revolutionised multiple facets of human life in a variety of ways. Many of the most visible types of organic impact undoubtedly take place in the domain of government, where the use of ICTs (particularly, but not exclusively of the internet) have led to the modernisation of public administration, improved governability, and the stimulation of local ICT industry development. However, this has also offered the opportunity to redefine tradit...

WSIS deal... and internet rights
WSIS deal... and internet rights 18 November 2005 APC

What actually brought about the WSIS deal on internet governance, in the way it evolved? An explanation from Canada… And, from Italy, a demand from the Greens for a href=“http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Trends&loid=8.0.230178282&par=0”>Charter of Web Rights. WSIS.ecommons.ca has this article The WSIS 2 Deal on Internet Governance by Michael Geist focussing on “on the last minute WSIS deal struck … (and how) the U.S. emerged with the compromise they were looking...

WSISlinks... do check these out
WSISlinks... do check these out 16 November 2005 APC

Some official and not-so-official links to sites covering the WSIS: Citizens’ Summit on the Information Society… blocked in Tunis WSIS Wire WSIS official site from the ITU UN Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Summit > Newsroom, Tunis Phase Open access: the facts Andy Carvin’s Waste of Bandwidth blog WSISblogs.org ITU’s ICT success story home page Unesco WSIS pu...

APC... reflecting the WSIS
APC... reflecting the WSIS 12 November 2005 APC

Some of APC’s plans for reflecting what’s happening at Tunis include its English and Spanish websites and a blog in French. These blogs aim to be a mix of indepth structured articles plus notes and comment from the APC team in Tunis, and anyone else who would like to write. It’s open to the public to post items and comments, subject to posts being relevant to the theme. Some of APC’s p...

Involving Civil Society in ICT Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society
Involving Civil Society in ICT Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society 02 October 2003 APC and CRIS

Access to information and communications technologies (ICTs) is expanding but the majority of people in developing countries are still excluded, says APC. At the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), held in Geneva in December, governments will agree on a declaration and action plan that could enhance or hinder access to ICTs for the vast majority of the world’s po...

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