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Book launch: Global Information Society Watch 2013
Book launch: Global Information Society Watch 2013 20 October 2013

Book launch: Global Information Society Watch 2013 Women’s rights, gender and ICTs IGF Day 2: Wednesday, 23 October 12:30 Room #7 Kintamani 1 Lunch will be provided Remote participation will be available Why is the struggle against violence against women online often understood as a call for censorship? How does surveillance on the internet affect women? Once achieved, will gender parity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) bring gender justice? APC and Hivos invites...

Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions
Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions 04 September 2013 Mallory Knodel

This GISWatch special report collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last ten years, capturing the kinds of shifts that have been experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced way. You can download the report in English, French and Spanish.

The internet and corruption: Inhibitor or enabler to a fair society?
The internet and corruption: Inhibitor or enabler to a fair society? 30 January 2013 LC

While hidden cameras can document and flag human rights abuses by authoritarian governments, these same videos can then be used to identify dissidents who are later detained and tortured, explains David Sasaki in his introduction to the 2012 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch). As the latest edition of the publication makes its way online, the 2012 edition focuses on how the ...

2012 GISWatch on “the internet and corruption” launched during the IGF
2012 GISWatch on “the internet and corruption” launched during the IGF 15 November 2012 Flavia Fascendini

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) launched the 2012 edition of the Global Information Society Watch during the second day of the Internet Governance Forum that took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in a joint presentation with the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Internet & S...

GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 1
GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 1 29 October 2012 Various

This publication is a follow-up to the 2011 issue of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch), an annual report that offers a civil society perspective on critical emerging issues in information societies worldwide. The theme for GISWatch 2011 was internet rights and democratisation, with a focus on freedom of expression and association online. In line with this, the reports gathered here of...

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