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Job call: Global Information Society Watch Coordinator
Job call: 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.

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

The launch of the 2013 edition of GISWatch will take place on October 23 at the eight IGF in Bali. This year’s edition explores how the internet and ICTs have extended the public sphere, thereby creating new opportunities and freedoms for women as well as the threats to their freedoms.

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.  

Internet and corruption: The new omnipresence
Internet and corruption: The new omnipresence 20 February 2013 David Sasaki

In his introduction to this year’s edition to Global Information Society Watch, which focuses on transparency and accountability online, David Sasaki explores the the double-edged sword of the internet as a tool for transparency, and how omnipresent observation by our peers can lead to greater accountability.

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.

New: Update on freedom of expression progress for 10 countries
New: Update on freedom of expression progress for 10 countries 30 January 2013 FD

The 2012 update on action steps for selected countries of GISWatch 2011 looks back at progress in freedom of expression and association for 10 countries: Jamaica, Rwanda, Lebanon, Romania, Indonesia, Cameroon, Argentina, Brazil, India and Nigeria.    

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.

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.    

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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