David Souter


David is a longstanding associate of APC who has worked for more than 20 years on the relationship between ICTs and public policy, particularly development, environment, governance (including internet governance) and rights. He has written a book for APC about WSIS, edited the second edition of APC’s ICT Policy Handbook, and undertaken research for APC on internet governance and human rights. He was lead consultant for the UN Commission on Science and Technology’s ten-year review of WSIS outcomes, and has worked extensively as an advisor to UN and international development agencies (especially UNESCO, ITU, CSTD and UNCTAD), research institutes and civil society. He was a visiting professor at Strathclyde University and will shortly complete a period as Visiting Senior Fellow in the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics.
David writes a weekly blog for APC, Inside the Digital Society, which takes a fresh look at many of the issues that concern APC and its members, with the aim of provoking discussion and debate. Issues covered include internet governance and sustainable development, human rights and the environment, policy, practice and the use of ICTs by individuals and communities. He comments on current topics and international meetings, draws attention to new reports and publications, critiques their assumptions, and suggests alternative perspectives. 

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