World Summit on the Information Society

WOUGNET, Uganda: Meet to consolidate WSIS achievements, attain targets
WOUGNET, Uganda: Meet to consolidate WSIS achievements, attain targets 30 January 2006 APCNews

APC-member WOUGNET in Uganda was one of the organisers of a conference in mid-December, on a post-World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) consolidation for Uganda. This conference aimed at strengthening what happened at WSIS and finding a concrete way forward to meet the WSIS targets at the national level. Specially, establishing national priorities and benchmarks.

APC study on developing country and non-governmental actors' role in WSIS
APC study on developing country and non-governmental actors' role in WSIS 23 January 2006 APCNews

APC is undertaking a study of the participation of ‘developing’ countries and non-government actors — including civil society — in the recent World Summit on the Information Society and its associated fora, such as the Task Force on Financing Mechanisms and the Working Group on Internet Governance. It is being coordinated by Professor David Souter, of ict Development Associates ltd and University of Strathclyde.

WSIS wraps up with mixed emotions
WSIS wraps up with mixed emotions 14 December 2005 Pablo Accuosto

The second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) took place in Tunis from November 16 to 18 2005. While heated debates on the future of the internet were taking place inside of the police-surrounded conference venue, citizens’ demonstrations reclaiming the host country’s compliance with international human rights agreements were being severely repressed in downtown Tun...

THE CLOSE OF WSIS: The civil society verdict
THE CLOSE OF WSIS: The civil society verdict 19 November 2005 APC

On the afternoon of Friday, November 18, 2005, one of three stakeholders taking part in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) drew a line in the sand. Civil society representatives from all continents lined up to deliver a stark closing statement. There were civil society thumbs up for the new multistakeholder Internet Governance Forum; the awareness built that people from all wa...

WSISlinks... do check these out
WSISlinks... do check these out 16 November 2005 APC

Some official and not-so-official links to sites covering the WSIS.

WSIS: In the face of police repression, civil society cancels activities
WSIS: In the face of police repression, civil society cancels activities 14 November 2005 Markus Beckedahl

Many international NGOs taking part in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) have collectively decided to cancel their activities planned for today, November 15, at WSIS. This measure is to make government, private sector and civil society delegates aware of the human rights violations that have been adding up over the last two days including beatings of journalists by police and t...

WSIS: APC makes recommendations on internet governance at UN summit
WSIS: APC makes recommendations on internet governance at UN summit 12 November 2005 APC

APC has participated extensively in the internet governance process at the World Summit on Information Society. Out of this participation and in collaboration with other partners, including members of the WSIS civil society internet governance caucus, APC has crystallized a set of recommendations with regard to internet governance ahead of the final Summit in Tunis in November 2005.

WSIS Panel on WIPO and IPRs (Nov 16)
WSIS Panel on WIPO and IPRs (Nov 16) 12 November 2005 APC

Thought this — IPJ at WSIS:A parallel event to be held at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis — would be of interest. Not sure if it conflicts with any events. Probably will :-).

Blog links
Blog links 11 November 2005 APC

Wikipedia’s entry on the WSIS has this useful set of links to some other blogs on this theme. There’s the WSISBlogs.org, a multilingual coalition of bloggers attending WSIS; includes text, photos, podcasts and video; apart from WSIS wire news on the summit; iwitness, offering debate, news and resources for “journalists creating a fairer information society” and The Daily Summit – WSIS...

WSIS PrepCom 3: Actors from the South debate in view of the summit
WSIS PrepCom 3: Actors from the South debate in view of the summit 28 October 2005 ITeM

The Third World Institute (ITeM) organised the debate panel “WSIS within the context of global ICT governance processes”, during the third meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Preparatory Committee (19-30 September, Geneva, Switzerland). The purpose of this panel was to present and debate from the outcomes of ITeM’s project “WSIS Papers”. This project intends ...

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