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the GISWatch is a magical space for learning, knowledge sharing and advocacy. Stakeholders should use this to help implement the human right-based approach to programming
There is genuine need for the new spaces opened by this project , which at the same time sharing different country experiences building plat form for solidarity and supporting different communities to share their challenges and to show the state violations of its international HR obligation. The report development for me is a learning process and opportunity to meet other activists and defenders from different country sharing the same values and principles
ICT policy issues were not a priority for our organization previously. Due to GISW we got involved in this areas and disseminate these ideas in the Romanian NGO and academic communities.
I love the project and I think it is a very very unique snapshot of "the internet" and "the real world" - it is a global snapshot and horizon scan... it is very valuable for me to look back on the reports from all the countries and draw comparisons... it is like the story of the internet.. different chapters, different themes, every year :)
It is welcoming to compare and learn from similar challenges being faced across the world. The thematic nature of the report is interesting.
The project is a great source of knowledge on different country perspectives on similar themes. I rely on GISWatch for research that I do on gender issues as it provides research on topical issues.The report development process provides a structure that authors can follow but still allows them to be flexible in their write up.
With your help I feel I am improving my writing from one report to the next
I am using GISWatch in a course I am convening on development communications at Wits University.
The annual GISWatch reports have become must-read material for analysts and activists concerned with the social, economic and political effects of information and communication technologies.
The number of reports published on human rights on the internet in the last year alone is staggering. Who has the time to read them all? The good news is you don’t have to. If you take the time to read one report, make it GISWatch 2011.

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