Involving Civil Society in ICT Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society

 

Publication date: 
September 2003
Author: 
APC and CRIS
Publisher: 
APC

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 population. APC and the CRIS Campaign have been following the WSIS process, and this publication highlights some of the principal issues at stake.