GISWatch

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.

Global Information Society Watch 2011: Internet rights and democratisation – Focus on freedom of expression and association online
Global Information Society Watch 2011: Internet rights and democratisation – Focus on freedom of expression and association online 08 December 2011 APC and Hivos

APC and Hivos investigate how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are restricting freedom online – and how citizens are responding using the very same technology.    

New report on internet and democracy is dedicated to the Arab revolutions
New report on internet and democracy is dedicated to the Arab revolutions 08 December 2011 APC

On Human Rights Day APC and Hivos launch Information Society Watch 2011. We investigate how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are restricting freedom online – and how citizens are responding to this using the very same technologies.

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.

Evaluation of Global Information Society Watch 2007-2010
Evaluation of Global Information Society Watch 2007-2010 27 October 2011 Debbie Budlender

APC has been playing a leading role in civil society-led global ICT policy advocacy since the inception of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in February 2001. Since the conclusion of the WSIS process in December 2005 APC has been active in follow-up global forums as well as in various related regional processes in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 2007 APC joine...

90% of India's e-waste is recycled informally – when will gov't policy recognise this?
90% of India's e-waste is recycled informally – when will gov't policy recognise this? 14 October 2011 LC

According to the GISWatch 2010 report, electronics is the fastest growing sector in India and are purchased by about 52 million people. From 1993 to 2000 the number of PCs owned by Indians grew 604% and one can only imagine how many computers have been bought since then.

ICTs and environmental sustainability: India baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: India baseline study 29 September 2011 Syed S. Kazi, Divya Menon & Ashok Karna

In India, the ICT boom in recent years has greatly increased the presence of new dangerous and toxic waste in the environment but no official policies have been created to deal with the informal disposal of e-waste in the country. This study addresses the need for a consolidated study in India of any sorts to measure the policy trends in relation to environmental sustainability, climate change ...

ICTs and environmental sustainability: Mexico baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Mexico baseline study 29 September 2011 Olinca Marino and Enrique Rosas

Mexico has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, and is therefore also very vulnerable to climate change. This report identifies in what ways the use of ICTs has been proposed in public policies as a response to climate change. It also points out convergence between the digital and climate agenda, and offers a deeper reflection and analysis on the issue.

ICTs and environmental sustainability: Egypt baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Egypt baseline study 29 September 2011 Leila Hassanin & Nahla Hassan

This report looks at how ICTs are being used in Egypt to mitigate and adapt to climate change as well as how e-waste is managed in the country. It documents the key stakeholders involved, offers an overview of the policy and legislative context, analyses challenges and trends, and identifies several key areas for civil society advocacy.

ICTs and environmental sustainability: Costa Rica baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Costa Rica baseline study 29 September 2011 Coopearativa Sulá Batsú

When the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) was approved in Costa Rica in 2008, the telecommunications sector – previously a state monopoly – opened itself to the liberal economic market. This study looks at the different initiatives, policies and actors involved in environmental stability from the telecommunications sector and focuses on climate change and e-waste manage...

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