GISWatch

GISWatch Special Report 2014 - Internet rights that went wrong in Turkey
GISWatch Special Report 2014 - Internet rights that went wrong in Turkey 01 September 2014 APC

This report presents an up-to-date assessment of internet rights in Turkey, and has been prepared to coincide with the Internet Governance Forum 2014.

Report on communications surveillance in the digital age to be launched in Turkey
Report on communications surveillance in the digital age to be launched in Turkey 29 August 2014

A ground breaking report on mass surveillance will be released at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey on 4 September 2014. The latest edition of the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) reveals the complicity of both states and corporations in communications surveillance, with reviews on the state of surveillance in 57 countries and reports on key human rights, legal and technological issues at stake. Read more about GISWatch and the upcoming launch.

Global Information Society Watch 2013: Women's rights, gender and ICTs
Global Information Society Watch 2013: Women's rights, gender and ICTs 11 March 2014 Various

GISWatch 2013 shows that gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable. It is a call to action, to the increased participation of women in all forms of technological governance and development, and to a reaffirmation and strengthening of their rights online.    

Korea: Women’s privacy in danger through surveillance and leaking of private information
Korea: Women’s privacy in danger through surveillance and leaking of private information 15 January 2014 Shehla Rashid Shora

“Digitising social welfare: Challenges of privacy” GISWatch report from Korea points out instances where women have leveraged even non-political internet forums to discuss socio-political issues. However, in this interview with Yeo-Kyung Chang, who works with Jinbonet, author Shehla Rashid Shora also remarks how several government policies are exposing women to privacy violations and relat...

GenderIT.org edition - GISWatch 2013 sets the agenda for women’s rights, gender and ICTs
GenderIT.org edition - GISWatch 2013 sets the agenda for women’s rights, gender and ICTs 13 December 2013

Women’s ability to set policy agendas is key to internet governance, and we work constantly to subvert existing power relations with GenderIT.org. It is also the focus of this year’s GISWatch, which GenderIT.org covers in its latest edition.    

Job opportunity: Global Information Society Watch Coordinator
Job opportunity: Global Information Society Watch Coordinator 11 November 2013

APC invites applications for a staff coordinator position for Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch), the premier information platform for civil society perspectives on the state of the Information Society on global, regional and national levels. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall coordination of the GISWatch initiative.

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 this year’s Global Information Society Watch, which focuses on transparency and accountability online.

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

APC and 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 & Society Co:llaboratory.

APC and Hivos launch 2012 GISWatch on “the internet and corruption” during this year's IGF
APC and Hivos launch 2012 GISWatch on “the internet and corruption” during this year's IGF 05 November 2012 Flavia Fascendini

On 7 November 2012, on the second day of the IGF, APC and Hivos will launch the 2012 edition of the Global Information Society Watch, which focuses on the internet and corruption. The launch will take place in Room 9 of the Baku Expo Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan, at 12:30 local time.

Trends and action steps on internet rights: GISWatch special edition 2
Trends and action steps on internet rights: GISWatch special edition 2 30 October 2012 APC

This second special edition is a follow-up to the 2011 Global Information Society Watch publication. It specifically maps themes and trends that emerged in the 2011 edition, and also follows up on the action steps suggested in the country reports to see how relevant they still are one year later. The publication is available for download.

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