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GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 2
GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 2 30 October 2012 Various

This publication is a follow-up to the 2011 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch), which looked at internet rights and democratisation, with a focus on freedom of expression and association online.    

Update on internet rights: Special GISWatch 2011 edition
Update on internet rights: Special GISWatch 2011 edition 16 October 2012 Mallory Knodel

This special edition of Global Information Society Watch 2011, “Internet rights and democratisation: focus on freedom of expression and association online” features updates from six countries on the state of internet rights and an introduction from the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Jillian York.

Focus on internet and human rights in Indonesia: Interview with Ferdiansyah Thajib
Focus on internet and human rights in Indonesia: Interview with Ferdiansyah Thajib 11 October 2012 Alan Finlay

“Both the issues of human rights and the rights of internet expression are still in the margins of the mainstream political stage in Indonesia,” says Ferdiansyah Thajib in an interview related to a forthcoming report he wrote for the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch 2011 Update I).

Focus on internet and human rights in Saudi Arabia: Interview with Rafid Fatani
Focus on internet and human rights in Saudi Arabia: Interview with Rafid Fatani 11 October 2012 Alan Finlay

“Unfortunately I hold a pessimistic view with regards to content regulation in Saudi Arabia. That said, I think a good starting point is demanding more transparency with regards to blocked content,” says Rafid Fatani in an interview related to a forthcoming report he wrote for the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch 2011 Update I).

Focus on internet and human rights in South Africa: Interview with Jane Duncan
Focus on internet and human rights in South Africa: Interview with Jane Duncan 11 October 2012 Alan Finlay

“South Africa has adopted some of the more problematic elements of the new post-9/11 surveillance regime, many of which have been authored in supposedly liberal democracies, while failing to incorporate key safeguards that may have been incorporated in these democracies,” says Jane Duncan in an interview for the forthcoming Global Information Society Watch.

GISWatch has won the ITU-awarded WSIS project prize 2012
GISWatch has won the ITU-awarded WSIS project prize 2012 16 May 2012 Mallory Knodel

The Association for Progressive Communications, in close cooperation with APC members, networks and civil society groups, is pleased to accept the WSIS Project Prize from the International Telecommunications Union for the achievements of the GISWatch project in “the role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICT for development.”    

How can 'internet rights' violations be fought back?
How can 'internet rights' violations be fought back? 20 April 2012 Joy Liddicoat

Behind cryptic titles, you can sometimes discover the best stories. Conceptualising accountability and recourse is of that breed. The report goes all the way back to 1945, when human rights originated. It tells the story of new spaces where human rights are exercised and those in which they are violated. For the latter, “accountability mechanisms” exist…

GISWatch publication a "slice into the ICT policy pie"
GISWatch publication a "slice into the ICT policy pie" 21 February 2012 APC

Since 2007, APC and Hivos have been publishing Global Information Society Watch, a yearly watch dog report wthat focuses on a new topic and rising issue each year. APC asks contributors and readers about the value of this unique publication.

Sneak preview of GISWatch 2011
Sneak preview of GISWatch 2011 28 October 2011 GJ

The new edition of Global Information Society Watch 2011 focuses on internet rights and democracy. It features stories from almost 60 countries including on internet in prisons in Argentina and the role of social media during the Arab uprisings. GISW 2011 is out in December but you can read some chapters now online.

GISWatcher reports from “the free Tunisia”
GISWatcher reports from “the free Tunisia” 21 January 2011 Khaled Koubaa

“For those who don't know Tunisia,” writes Khaled Koubaa, Global Information Society Watcher based in Tunis. “Tunisia is a small country but a great nation. It was the first Arab country to abolish slavery in 1848, the first Arab country to establish a constitution in 1861, the first Arab country to abolish polygamy in 1956 and legalise abortion in 1973. And now Tunisia is the first Arab ...

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