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GISWatch 2019 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on AI and human rights
GISWatch 2019 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on AI and human rights 29 October 2019

The 2019 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will be officially launching on 28 November, and this is your chance to have a first look at full-length content through this special GISWatch 2019 Sneak Peek! In partnership with ARTICLE 19 and with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), this year’s GISWatch report takes a deep dive into the theme of “Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development”. The conver...

Save the date! Launch of GISWatch 2019 on artificial intelligence at IGF
Save the date! Launch of GISWatch 2019 on artificial intelligence at IGF 28 October 2019 APCNews

The 2019 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will be launching at the IGF in Berlin on 28 November! The theme this year is quite timely, as the new edition explores “Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development”. This year, in partnership with ARTICLE 19 and with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), we have put together a thought-provoking edition that addresses artificial intelligence (AI) in the conte...

Inside the Information Society: Measuring the impact of ICTs on sustainable development
Inside the Information Society: Measuring the impact of ICTs on sustainable development 11 March 2019 David Souter

Measuring the Information (or Digital) Society sounds as if it should be simple. After all, it’s digital! If we’re worried about the volume of data that’s gathered about us every time we click a mouse or tap a smartscreen, surely there must be more than enough to tell us all we need to know about how the Information Society’s evolving. Not so, and especially not so when it com...

Global Information Society Watch 2018: Community Networks
Global Information Society Watch 2018: Community Networks 12 November 2018 Various

This year’s Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) focuses on community networks. Community networks are “communication networks built, owned, operated, and used by citizens in a participatory and open manner.” This is a starting point. As the 43 country reports gathered here show, in practice, “community networks” can be hybrid systems, with different political and practical obj...

Inside the Information Society: Exploring Africa’s research priorities
Inside the Information Society: Exploring Africa’s research priorities 12 March 2018 David Souter

Last week I participated in / facilitated a workshop on Africa’s research priorities for the Information Society. What follows are some thoughts arising. The workshop was organised by Research ICT Africa, which has published some of the most interesting and in-depth analyses of Africa’s communications sector in the last decade. The findings from one strand of its work, its latest ...

Inside the Information Society: After access - upgrading the evidence base on ICT access in development
Inside the Information Society: After access - upgrading the evidence base on ICT access in development 22 January 2018 David Souter

Last week’s post concerned how best to measure the Information Society.  This week: a look at an important new source of evidence on access and use in developing countries. One of the most interesting sessions at last month’s Internet Governance Forum came right at the end.  The attendance was disappointing – too many people had gone home, perhaps, or shopping – but the conten...

COP21: Can ICTs mitigate climate change?
COP21: Can ICTs mitigate climate change? 02 December 2015 APC

“Climate change creates a new opportunity for humanity to change its direction,” was ecofeminist Vandana Shiva’s message to COP21, the UN Conference on Environment and Development 2015, celebrated in Paris between 30 November and 11 December. At APC, awareness of climate change and its relationship with information and communications technologies (ICTs) has been an integral pa...

Betinho Communications Prize: Recognising remarkable contributions in using the internet for social justice and development
Betinho Communications Prize: Recognising remarkable contributions in using the internet for social justice and development 04 November 2015 APC

Betinho Communications Prize: Recognising remarkable contributions in using the internet for social justice and development In the year 2000, we launched the APC Betinho Communications Prize, with this motto: The internet has not yet been converted into a giant online shopping mall. There are thousands of projects big and small working online around the world that prove that the internet can b...

GISWatch reports: Monitoring ICT for development, democracy and social justice
GISWatch reports: Monitoring ICT for development, democracy and social justice 18 December 2014 Leila Nachawati Rego

At APC we support the defence of internet-related human rights at a local, national and regional level. The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch), developed in partnership with the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos), is a key element in this struggle. GISWatch is an annual report covering the state of the information society from the perspectives of civi...

Joint statement on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society
Joint statement on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society 05 December 2014 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications, the International Federation of Library Associations and the Internet Democracy Project welcome the Commission on Science and Technology for Development Secretariat’s report on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society and issued the following statement on the occasi...

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