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Global Information Society Watch 2010: Focus on ICTs and environmental sustainability
Global Information Society Watch 2010: Focus on ICTs and environmental sustainability 03 May 2011 APC and Hivos

Reports from around the world on the impacts of technology consumption and e-waste on the environment. Also includes seven expert reports including one on smart and green grassroots technologies.  

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 country to kick out its dictator and this without the help of any foreign nation!” Read more of Kh...

Internet, technology and climate change: APC invites you to a virtual exhibition
Internet, technology and climate change: APC invites you to a virtual exhibition 17 December 2010 Kah

A new report looks at ICTs and environmental sustainability in 2010 in 53 countries, six regions and through ten expert thematic reports. We invite you to a virtual exhibition of the report. Come prepared for presentations, a chance to talk to Global Information Society Watch 2010 people behind the initiative and mingle at the virtual bar.

Mobiles and internet improve the livelihoods of the poorest
Mobiles and internet improve the livelihoods of the poorest 23 July 2010

Fishermen from coastal villages in southern India can now access information on weather conditions and the market in their own language via mobile phone. This has not only improved the standard of living for their entire communities, but it has also saved the lives of a number of fishermen who would have died at sea. This article from Global Information Society Watch 2009 – Advancing human ri...

Visualising information: Are my rights the same as your rights?
Visualising information: Are my rights the same as your rights? 12 July 2010 Digital Methods Initiative

In a unique study, researchers from the Netherlands asked, if you type the word “rights” into Google.co.uk, do you see the same types of rights in the top ten search results as if you type “derechos” (rights in Spanish) into the Argentinian Google? The answer is no. The search results showed that the “rights of the over-indebted” is unique to Ivory Coast as was the “right to educ...

NOW IN FRENCH AND SPANISH: Do you have a right to online knowledge?  Report shows open internet in danger
NOW IN FRENCH AND SPANISH: Do you have a right to online knowledge? Report shows open internet in danger 25 June 2010 APC

A major report that reveals how vulnerable the internet as we know it is, has just been published in French and Spanish by two global civil society organisations. The annual report, called Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch), was in November by the Association for Progressive Communications and Dutch-funder Hivos. GISWatch 2009 is entitled Access to online information and knowledge – ...

Do you have a right to online knowledge?  Report shows open internet in danger
Do you have a right to online knowledge? Report shows open internet in danger 15 November 2009 APC

A new report that reveals how vulnerable the internet as we know it is, has just been published by two global civil society organisations. The annual report, called Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch), was released today by APC and Dutch funder Hivos. GISWatch 2009 is entitled “Access to online information and knowledge – advancing human rights and democracy”.

Global Information Society Watch 2009: Access to online information and knowledge – advancing human rights and democracy
Global Information Society Watch 2009: Access to online information and knowledge – advancing human rights and democracy 13 November 2009 APC and Hivos

The Global Information Society Watch 2009 report unpacks the key issues impacting on access to online information and knowledge, including discussions on intellectual property rights, knowledge rights, open standards and access to educational materials and libraries.

Global Information Society Watch 2008: Focus on access to infrastructure
Global Information Society Watch 2008: Focus on access to infrastructure 22 October 2009 APC, Hivos and ITeM

How do we ensure access to the internet is a human right enjoyed by all? This is one of the critical questions asked by GISWatch 2008, which highlights the importance of people’s access to ICT infrastructure, where and how countries are getting it right or wrong, and what can be done about it.

Global Information Society Watch 2007: Focus on participation
Global Information Society Watch 2007: Focus on participation 14 May 2007 APC and ITeM

GISWatch monitors the implementation and follow-up of key international agreements about ICT policies and their relationship to development, including WSIS and other ICT policy processes at international, regional and national level. This first report in the series focuses on participation.

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