Inside the Information Society, by David Souter

 

David Souter writes a weekly blog for APC, looking at different aspects of the information society, development and rights. David’s blog 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. The views are his own, not APC’s.

Inside the Information Society: What’s next?
[Published on 6 March 2017]

Inside the Information Society: Mutistakeholderism and multilateralism
[Published on 27 February 2017]

Inside the Information Society: Are developing country voices in ICT decision-making getting louder?
[Published on 20 February 2017]

Inside the Information Society: Multistakeholder participation, a work in progress
[Published on 13 February 2017]

Inside the Information Society: Who are the stakeholders?
[Published on 6 February 2017]

Inside the Information Society: ICTs, SDGs and the future
[Published on 30 January 2017]

Inside the Information Society: The what and why of multistakeholder participation
[Published on 23 January 2017]

Inside the Information Society: E-government – of the people or for the people?
[Published on 16 January 2017]

Inside the Information Society: Cyber-optimists, cyber-pessimists and cyber-realism
[Published on 9 January 2017]

Inside the Information Society: Looking back on 2016
[Published on 12 December 2016]

Inside the Information Society: What should we seek from this week’s Internet Governance Forum?
[Published on 5 December 2016]

Inside the Information Society: What does the latest ICT Development Index tell us?
[Published on 28 November 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Upsetting and resetting standards, rules and norms
[Published on 21 November 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Assessing the impact of ICT4D
[Published on 15 November 2016]

Inside the Information Society: A short history of ICT4D
[Published on 7 November 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Governing the grown-up Internet
[Published on 1 November 2016]

Inside the Information Society: A short history of the Internet
[Published on 24 October 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Internet governance needs African experience of African issues
[Published on 17 October 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Meeting the climate challenges of ICTs
[Published on 10 October 2016]

Inside the Information Society: What is the impact of ICTs on climate change?
[Published on 3 October 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Can privacy survive in the digital age?
[Published on 26 September 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Where is our relationship with mobiles going?
[Published on 19 September 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Building capacities… or building capabilities?
[Published on 12 September 2016]

Inside the Information Society: What about the workers?
[Published on 6 September 2016]

Inside the Information Society: ‘Information for all’ and the power of intermediaries
[Published on 8 August 2016]

Inside the Information Society: How the digital divide has changed
[Published on 1 August 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Mapping Internet governance
[Published on 25 July 2016]

Inside the Information Society: The IGF – retreating to advance
[Published on 18 July 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Three challenges for the Internet Governance Forum
[Published on 11 July 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Connecting ICTs to economic, social and cultural rights
[Published on 4 July 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Putting ICTs to rights
[Published on 27 June 2016]

Inside the Information Society: ICTs, equality and empowerment – what’s really happening?
[Published on 20 June 2016]

Inside the Information Society: What the World Bank thinks about Digital Dividends
[Published on 13 June 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Where are the ICTs in sustainable development?
[Published on 6 June 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Enhanced cooperation for enhanced cooperation?
[Published on 30 May 2016]

Inside the Information Society: After WSIS – Looking back or looking forwards?
[Published on 23 May 2016]

Inside the Information Society: Introducing David Souter’s weekly blog
[Published on 16 May 2016]

About David Souter

David is a longstanding associate of APC, and 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.

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Write to him at david.souter@apc.org!