Letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10)
The goal of people-centred information societies can only be achieved through constant adherence to the principle of inclusive participation. This is why meaningful participation of all stakeholders is so important in the ten-year review and in furthering the WSIS vision beyond 2015.
*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.
The APC member grants programme offers three types of grants which are available to our organisational members. They support initiatives that contribute to implementing APC’s strategic priorities for the current period. Applications must be submitted by 10 April 2017. Read more!
On 1 April 2017 APC’s current deputy executive director, Chat Garcia Ramilo, will assume the position of executive director. Anriette Esterhuysen will step down as ED and assume a position as director of advocacy.
I participated in the 10th annual Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico last month in December 2016.
At APC, we will keep working on promoting access to a free and open internet to improve our lives and create a more just world. What does this mean specifically and what do we wish to accomplish in 2017?
Does internet technology make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that the GenderIT.org edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer. The GISWatch report on ESC rights looks at various contexts around the world of how the internet has acted largely as an enabler for ESC rights, and sometimes as a dis-abler or rather a selective enabler, that widens the gaps around existing axis of social and economic difference.
Global Information Society Watch 2016: Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet