Global Information Society Watch 2008 is the second in a series of yearly reports critically covering the state of the information society from the perspectives of civil society organisations across the world. Global Information Society Watch or GISWatch has three interrelated goals:
- Surveying the state of information and communications technology (ICT)
- policy at the local and global levels
- Encouraging critical debate
- Strengthening networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society.
Each year the report focuses on a particular theme. GISWatch 2008 focuses on access to infrastructure and includes several thematic reports dealing with key access issues, an analysis of where global institutions stand on the access debate, a report looking at the state of indicators and access, six regional reports and 38 country reports.
GISWatch 2008 is a joint initiative of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) and the Third World Institute (ITeM).