Civil society participation

Action Steps: A decade of civil society advocacy in the information society

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.


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



Global Information Society Watch 2007

Editorial board

  • 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)

Project coordinator

  • Pablo Accuosto

Editor, Country reports


Los derechos de comunicación 10 años después de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI): Percepciones de la sociedad civil

Este informe especial del Monitor mundial sobre la sociedad de la información (MMSI) de la Asociación para el Progreso de las Comunicaciones (APC) reúne las percepciones que tiene la sociedad civil sobre los cambios ocurridos en la sociedad de la información y del conocimiento compartido en los últimos diez años.


Les droits de la communication dix ans après le Sommet mondial sur la société de l’information (SMSI) : Perceptions de la société civile

Ce rapport de L’Observatoire mondial de la société de l’information (OSMI) conçu par l’Association pour le progrès des communications (APC) collecte les diverses perceptions qui prévalent parmi la société civile sur les changements apparus au cours de ces dix dernières années. Disponible en anglais, espagnol et français, il entre dans le cadre de la révision du Sommet mondial sur la société de l’information ( SMSI) +10, qui prendra fin en 2015.


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.




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