civil society

Open Letter: Civil society hampered in its ability to contribute to WCIT
Open Letter: Civil society hampered in its ability to contribute to WCIT 11 December 2012 Civil society

In an Open Letter put out during the World Conference on International Telecommunications, civil society groups call on the the ITU’s Secretary General and the conference Chairman to address three immediate and pressing matters: the lack of any official standing to the public comments by civil society; the lack of access to and transparency of working groups, particularly the working groups of Committee 5 (the review committee); and the absence of mechanisms to encourage independent civ...

Civil society involvement in ICANN: Strengthening future civil society influence in ICANN policymaking
Civil society involvement in ICANN: Strengthening future civil society influence in ICANN policymaking 21 September 2011 Robin Gross

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was established in 1998 by the USA to run the root-servers that control the internet among other things. This new paper investigates ICANN’s processes, the role of civil society within decision-making, and highlights lessons learned from this multi-stakeholderism experiment as well as recommendations for future similar initiatives.

APC chosen once again as eLAC2015 liaison
APC chosen once again as eLAC2015 liaison 03 March 2011 APC

Various social organisations that have been working together since 2005 to shape the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean have once again chosen APC to act as the civil society liaison within the eLAC2015 Plan of Action. Latin American and Caribbean governments in the Third Ministerial Conference on the Information Society approved the plan in November 2010.

Mapping internet public policy
Mapping internet public policy 21 February 2011 David Souter

The purpose of the presentation is to put forward approaches to mapping the internet public policy space, the decision-making entities and actors participating in it. These are intended to assist civil society organisations (and, potentially, other actors) in thinking through their objectives, areas of focus and actual and potential network partners. The maps presented are intended to be illust...

Why the internet’s future depends on the greens
Why the internet’s future depends on the greens 10 September 2008 Pavel P Antonov

Smelled like a revolutionary spirit around Popinci, central Bulgaria, when residents and activists raised barricades around their village. They believed that a planned gold mining project in the nearby hills would harm the environment and their health. They demanded it to be cancelled. The villagers’ impulsive action has put the project on hold for the last three years. But this, or any other...

Whose Summit? Whose Information Society?
Whose Summit? Whose Information Society? 13 March 2007 David Souter

WSIS has been roundly criticised in the past and this new study from APC concludes that the summit “is not the best starting point for new action.” However, says the author, “It is always important to learn from experience – particularly where it did not deliver up to expectations”.

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

APC and the CRIS Campaign have been following the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process, and this publication highlights some of the principal issues at stake.

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