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GISWatch is a unique experience, I think. Don´t know if there is a similar project in other fields. Having each year the possibility of tackling a particular issue of the field of rights and ICT, convoquing experts to analyse it from different perspectives and counting with about 50 countries  in each edition, to get down that analysis to each particular territory is very valuable.

The process of development of the reports is really fluid. The methodoloy defined some years...

"This is a very useful tool that will catalyze citizens' action in tracking and monitoring internet related policy making processes and initiatives. It also provides a tool to assess country and regional level progress, with a template to allow for cross country and region comparison. It will serve to speedy up the processes of the implementation of some decisions regarding internet policy"

I think the 2017s topic reflected the rising importance of the National and Regional Initiatives of Internet Governance. To know what is happening around the world about this topic and what is the real impact from the perspective of civil society organisations is neccesary to understand where the Internet Governance is going and what is the future of this technology.

The project is very substantial and provide interesting themes that enable you to think of new exciting topics and make a better policy analysis.
The report brings the discussion on those themes to the local grassroots, policy and government officials who might not have a culture of community input or multistakholderims.
Giswatch report is a policy advocacy tool that will help you in the monitoring of the implementation of national) commitments made by governments for example on...

The report is like a tool for evaluation, awareness, advocacy and monitoring.

GW raises awareness on ICT policy processes on local, regional and global levels. Gives the creative input of a civil society perspective.

The GISWatch is one of the most timely initiatives that seeks to document the global information society language which is crucial in this digital age.

The report development process is an excellent eye opener and allows for a simultaneous comparison between the situation in different countries. The uniformity in the report structure ensures that qualitative and quantitative comparisons can be made between different countries, and at the global scale.

I think GISWatch is valuable for researchers and activists to take a view of general global situation and compare the situation of each country.

Nobody, within its own very busy work, could monitor all topics in all region. GISWatch is the nearest tool to achieve such a goal in the Internet world.

I think this is a very important and fascination project, and it is impressive how you managed to put together experts from so many different countries.

I like the project cause it embeds an active learning process, it give an overview of the challenges, risks and trends. I would say that its highest value is in the global visibility it has and the facts that smaller, remote countries are reported and in this way become visible and part of the global conversations.

The project is very important because it provides valuable insight in many topics and helps activists and other members of the Internet community see different challenges in various countries.

I think the project is amazing.
For me it was important because it's a great opportunity to share information about a grassroot project globally. International character of reports make GISWatch unique: I don't know if there are any other opportunities to gather diverse experiences and specialists from different spheres.

I think that GISWatch is an unique project as regards the number of countries involved, and the variety of perspectives. But at the same time with a very precise focus, related to each issue and to the methodology proposed. The challenge is to find a story, a case widely en-richen the way in which the issues could be followed and understood.

The GISWatch Project provides very useful insights into today's information society through the lens of different country experiences. A reader is allowed to properly gauge the ongoing interaction between technology and human rights, and its impact on people's day-to-day lives.

GISWATCH has an ambitious outlook: dealing with global issues through the lenses of local activists. The range of perspectives from around the world on chosen issues, is a unique factor of GISWATCH

The project is very valuable and provides fantastic insight to the subjects as it tries to get first hand information from the writers from/within the countries in question. I think this way it creates an alternative resource to those that are prepared by Western institutions by going to these countries for few weeks only. Therefore GISWatch provides a much more authentic information.

I think the project is really helpful. This type of initiatives contributes in the development of our countries. the articles are sources of information to our Society and to our policymakers, they can use it and obtain ideas and apply them in our countries based in our reality.  Also the report give us an image of whats happening in other regions.

GISWatch may be very useful for those who want to have a general idea of global situation on specific issues and in that sense, the theme is often quite broad, so different topics may be included in the same theme.

The project has unique value as it provides a global but detailed overview of different key topics. It helps people to get the arguments and diverse/complementary detailed views about topics.
In the long term, some of the topics should be revisited to monitor evolution and update the content to keep it relevant.