The purpose of this review was to look back over the past decade of country reports published in Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) and attempt to identify trends in civil society perspectives on what needed to be done to create a people-centred information society. The period for analysis was, more accurately, just over a decade: 2007-2017, during which a GISWatch report was produced each year – a total of 11 reports.
Civil society participation
Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) has reached its 10th edition, providing the international community with yearly reports on the state of the information society from the perspective of local civil society organisations and experts from all around the world.
Global Information Society Watch 2007
- Karen Banks (APC, Networking Development Manager)
- Roberto Bissio (ITeM, Executive Director)
- Willie Currie (APC, Communications and Information Policy Programme Manager)
- Anriette Esterhuysen (APC, Executive Director)
- Chat Garcia Ramilo (APC, Women’s Networking Support Programme Manager)
- Magela Sigillito (ITeM, Internet Area Coordinator)
- Pablo Accuosto
Editor, Country reports
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:
This Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) special report by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last ten years. Available in English, Spanish and French, it responds to the opportunity provided by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) +10 review, which will culminate in 2015.
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) launched the 2012 edition of the Global Information Society Watch during the second day of the Internet Governance Forum that took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in a joint presentation with the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Internet & Society Co:llaboratory.