Civil society participation

GISWatch: An annual snapshot of the information society, 10 years running

Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions

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.


2012 GISWatch on “the internet and corruption” launched during the IGF

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.



America Latina Y El Caribe

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

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1. Introduction
1.1 Objectives and main activities

ICANN is responsible, at the overall level, for the administration of three sets of unique identifier systems for the internet: domain names, numerical internet protocol (IP) addresses, and a third type that serves to identify so-called port and parameter numbers.


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