2007 - Participation

GLOBAL INFORMATION SOCIETY WATCH is the first in a series of yearly
reports covering the state of the information society from the perspectives of
civil society and stakeholders in the global South.
GLOBAL INFORMATION SOCIETY WATCH has three interrelated goals:
• survey the state of the field of ICT policy at the local and global levels
• encourage critical debate, and
• strengthen networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information
society.
The report discusses the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
process and a range of international institutions, regulatory agencies and
monitoring instruments.
It also includes a collection of country reports which examine issues of
access and participation within a variety of national contexts.
Each year, the report will focus on a particular theme. In 2007
GLOBAL INFORMATION SOCIETY WATCH focuses on participation.
GLOBAL INFORMATION SOCIETY WATCH is a joint initiative of the
Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Third World
Institute (ITeM), and follows up on our long-term interest in the impact of
civil society on governance processes and our efforts to enhance public
participation in national and international forums.

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Preface To The 2007 Report

  • Anriette Esterhuysen

Country Reports

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