internet universality indicators

Defining internet universality indicators: Participate in the first phase of the online consultation!
Defining internet universality indicators: Participate in the first phase of the online consultation! 22 June 2017

In 2015, UNESCO put the concept of “Internet Universality” at the heart of its work to promote an internet that works for all. Internet Universality points to four “fundamental norms that have been embodied in the broad evolution of the Internet to date, and which provide a comprehensive way to understand how multiple different aspects are part of a wider whole.” These norms – known for short as the ROAM principles – are concerned with: Rights (R) Openness (O) Accessibility (A) Mu...

UNESCO’s IPDC gives go ahead for Internet Universality Indicators
UNESCO’s IPDC gives go ahead for Internet Universality Indicators 27 November 2018 UNESCO

“The project to develop Internet Universality Indicators is at the very heart of UNESCO’s mandate. It is one of the best examples of UNESCO supporting its Member States in addressing digital gaps and contributing to sustainable development,” commented the Representative of Sweden, one of the donors of the project, at the 31st session of the IPDC (International Programme for Development of Communication) Council. “A UNESCO analysis of above 50 existing instruments of Internet principle...

Help UNESCO finalise the draft Internet Universality Indicators
Help UNESCO finalise the draft Internet Universality Indicators 11 December 2017

UNESCO is pleased to present the first draft of “Internet Universality Indicators”, as an interim outcome following the first phase of consultation which included 24 face-to-face consultation meetings in 21 countries and attracted 165 online contributions in six UN official languages. UNESCO thus kicks off the second phase of the consultation and invites all stakeholders to p...

Inside the Information Society: Measuring the Information Society
Inside the Information Society: Measuring the Information Society 23 October 2017 David Souter

There’s a lot of talk about the need to measure the Information Society. Governments, businesses and UN agencies all want to know who has access to what information and communications. They want to know when and how that access is obtained and used, and what impact it’s having on our lives. You might think this would be easy. After all, the Information Society’s a digital phenomenon. Data...

Twitter-interview on Internet Universality Indicators
Twitter-interview on Internet Universality Indicators 19 October 2017

Internet Universality Indicators: What are they? How are they going to be used? Will they be able to influence policy? On 19 October, 2017, we discussed #InternetUniversality with Guy Berger, director of freedom of expression of UNESCO, in a Twitter-interview.

Internet Universality Indicators: Join us in a Twitter-interview!
Internet Universality Indicators: Join us in a Twitter-interview! 13 October 2017

Internet Universality Indicators: What are they? How are they going to be used? Will they be able to influence policy? UNESCO’s project to define Internet Universality Indicators aims to build a framework of indicators that can be used to assess levels of achievement, in individual countries, of the four fundamental "ROAM" principles included in the Internet Universality concept: R – t...

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