Freedom of expression and the free flow of information and knowledge are essential to democratic societies. Therefore the focus of this year’s Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report is “access to online information and knowledge – advancing human rights and democracy”.
GISWatch aims to be a leading platform for civil society perspectives on the state of the information society. Through encouraging individuals and organisations to contribute, it also aims to strengthen and support networking platforms, and build capacity in research, analysis and writing.
Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2009 is the third in a series of yearly reports critically covering the state of the information society from the perspectives of civil society organisations across the world. GISWatch has three interrelated goals: