David Souter will be writing a weekly blog for APC for the coming year, looking at different aspects of the information society, development and rights.
David is a longstanding associate of APC, and has worked for more than 20 years on the relationship between ICTs and public policy, particularly development, environment, governance (including internet governance) and rights. He has written a book for APC about WSIS, edited the second edition of APC’s ICT Policy Handbook, and undertaken research for APC on internet governance and human rights. He was lead consultant for the UN Commission on Science and Technology’s ten-year review of WSIS outcomes, and has worked extensively as an advisor to UN and international development agencies (especially UNESCO, ITU, CSTD and UNCTAD), research institutes and civil society. He was a visiting professor at Strathclyde University and will shortly complete a period as Visiting Senior Fellow in the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics.
David’s blog will take a fresh look at many of the issues that concern APC and its members, with the aim of provoking discussion and debate. Issues covered will include internet governance and sustainable development, human rights and the environment, policy, practice and the use of ICTs by individuals and communities. He will comment on current topics and international meetings, draw attention to new reports and publications, critique their assumptions, and suggest alternative perspectives. The views will be his own, not APC’s. We hope that they will stimulate discussion, and that others will contribute their ideas in future.
You can also follow him on Twitter.