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Another online world is possible but only if governments and civil society work hand-in-hand
Another online world is possible but only if governments and civil society work hand-in-hand 12 December 2003 APCNews

Carlos Afonso, Director of Planning at APC member in Brazil, RITS (Rede de Informações para o Terceiro Setor – Information Network for the Third Sector) left government delegates clear during his speech on behalf of civil society at the Plenary Session of the World Summit on the Information Society that "digital inclusion [..] will only be possible with the decisive support of a national public policy, in partnership with civil society." Carlos’s powerful speech was delivered s...

Frustrated by UN summit, civil society presents its own declaration
Frustrated by UN summit, civil society presents its own declaration 12 December 2003 APCNews

At a conference this afternoon, civil society representatives presented an ‘alternative’ declaration to the official Declaration expected to be approved by the world’s governments tomorrow at the final day of the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva. The civil society declaration called “Shaping information societies for human needs” was needed because the process has constantly been disillusioning and frustrating said representatives at the heavily-attende...

Back to the future
Back to the future 11 December 2003 IPS

After postponing the decision on management of the internet, WSIS negotiators have put the digital fund on hold. Will the idea for a digital fund end its life gathering dust on a bureaucrat’s shelf? That’s the question many delegates must be asking themselves after Tuesday’s press conference detailing the outcome of talks on the matter. Follow this link to read more >>

South Korea ICT activists launch online guide to human rights in the information society
South Korea ICT activists launch online guide to human rights in the information society 11 December 2003 JinboNet

APC member in South Korea, Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet’ launched an online guide to human rights in the Information society on December 10th, 2003, the 55th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

APC Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WSNP) celebrates a decade of empowering women through information and communicatio
APC Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WSNP) celebrates a decade of empowering women through information and communicatio 11 December 2003 APCNews

GENEVA, 11 December 2003. The APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) celebrated ten remarkable years of working to make ICTs accessible to women yesterday at the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva. In honour, they hosted a day-long series of panels, workshops and presentations which included a Gender and ICT award winners panel, a presentation on the WNSP̵...

The Summit Begins
The Summit Begins 11 December 2003 RITS

Today, December 10th at 14:00, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) officially began – after a preparatory process that was longer that foreseen, due to difficulty in reaching a consensus on the Declaration of Principles and the Action Plan, the final documents to be discussed and sanctioned by the heads of government present in Geneva.

Back to the future
Back to the future 11 December 2003 IPS

After postponing the decision on management of the internet, WSIS negotiators have put the digital fund on hold. Will the idea for a digital fund end its life gathering dust on a bureaucrat’s shelf? That’s the question many delegates must be asking themselves after Tuesday’s press conference detailing the outcome of talks on the matter.

INTERVIEW - Seán Ó Siochrú: Media Anarchy - Media Governance
INTERVIEW - Seán Ó Siochrú: Media Anarchy - Media Governance 11 December 2003 IPS

Seán Ó Siochrú is a researcher, writer and activist in media and communication. As a director of Nexus Research Cooperative in Dublin, he works for international agencies in information and communication technologies. A founder of the Platform for Communication Rights, he has been actively involved in the WSIS process since the beginning.

Who Should Master the Domains?
Who Should Master the Domains? 10 December 2003 IPS

As the WSIS opens, the international community finds it self drawn into the debate over whether the Internet’s core infrastructurethe domains should remain managed by industry or be taken over by governments, via the United Nations.

World Summit on the Information Society - Geneva 10-12 December 2003: Onsite coverage from IPS
World Summit on the Information Society - Geneva 10-12 December 2003: Onsite coverage from IPS 10 December 2003

Stories in English and French from the IPS news agency and InfoSud agence de presse about media, communication and technology. During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) this website will carry daily, electronic versions of the TerraViva Conference newspaper from Geneva.

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