A special edition on GISWatch 2011 is out! Check out these interviews with the authors of the country reports, focusing on internet rights in Azerbaijan, where next Internet Governance Forum is taking place in Nomember, as well as updates on Argentina, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa.
APC staff is taking part in the Rio+20 People’s Summit and the UN conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to report on the inclusion of sustainability and ICTs in both formal and informal discussions, among civil society, the private sector and governments.
Launching on December 10 --Human Rights Day-- the Global Information Society Watch 2011 reportinvestigates how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are trying to restrict freedom online -- and how citizens are responding to this using the very same technologies.
For those who don't know Tunisia : Tunisia is a small country but a great nation. First Arab country that abolished slavery in 1848. First Arab country to establish a constitution in 1861. First Arab country to abolish polygamy in 1956. First Arab country to legalize abortion in 1973. Tunisia is the first Arab country to kick out its dictator and this without the help of any foreign nation!
"Limits to technology examines the role of resource depletion and the ecological limits to human society"s future use of "technical systems" - a broad term covering not only our use of computers and mobile technologies, but also the electronics, metals and chemical components of everyday goods and products, and the latest "green technologies".
A new report from APC and Hivos looks at ICTs and environmental sustainability in 2010 in 53 countries, six regions and through ten expert thematic reports. We invite you to a virtual launch of the report and chance to talk with the book's authors.