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GISWatch 2012 :  Focus on the internet and corruption
GISWatch 2012 : Focus on the internet and corruption 29 October 2012 APC

GISWatch 2012 explores how the internet is being used to ensure transparency and accountability, the challenges that civil society activists face in fighting corruption, and when the internet fails as an enabler of a transparent and fair society.

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

The 2011 edition of the Global Information Society Watch, titled “Internet Rights and Democratization: focus on freedom of expression and association online” has published the first in a series of updates on six country reports. This special edition contains updates from Argentina, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and South Africa as well as an introduction from the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Jillian York.    

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 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.

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).

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…

Mapping internet rights and freedom of expression
Mapping internet rights and freedom of expression 21 March 2012 David Souter

The intersection between the internet and human rights is increasingly important as the internet starts to affect more aspects of society, economy, politics and culture. This report maps this intersection and raises a number of questions to be considered by those concerned with internet, rights and wider public policy.

GISWatch needs your support to win the WSIS Project Prize!
GISWatch needs your support to win the WSIS Project Prize! 08 March 2012 Flavia Fascendini

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