Panel and book @ WSIS

At the Tunis World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) ITeM organised an event titled "Framing WSIS in global governance processes: Linkages and follow-up". It was held on November 17th, 2005 from 10:45 to 12:45 at the Room Mehdia (Kram Exhibition Hall). [En español]

The panelists took a close look at WSIS's outcomes from a Southern perspective, contextualizing them in the wider space of multilateral processes and global politics. Impacts of the WSIS process at global and regional level were analysed by the panelists and debated among attendees.

- Willie Currie (ICT Policy Manager - Association for Progressive Communications - APC, South Africa)

- Susana Finquelievich (President - LINKS -Civil Association for the Development of the Information Society; Director - Research Program for the Information Society, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

- Anita Gurrumurthy (Director, Advocacy - IT for Change, India)

- Robin Mansell (President - International Association for Media and Communication Research, IAMCR;
Dixons Chair in New Media and the Internet, Department of Media and Communications,London School of Economics, United Kingdom)

- Daniel Pimienta (President - Networks and Development Foundation - FUNREDES, Dominican Republic).

The book "Information Society for the South: Vision or Hallucination", which brings together the series of briefing papers produced as part of ITeM's WSIS Papers project, was launched at this event.

This book contains contributions by Ana Laura Rivoir, Anita Gurumurthy & Parminder Jeet Singh, Anna Badimo, Carlos A. Afonso, Fernando Prada, Gustavo Gómez, James Love, Joëlle Carron, Leila Hassanin, Lishan Adam, Sangeeta Shashikant, Seán Ó Siochrú and Susana Finquelievich.

The "WSIS Papers" project is possible thanks to the support of the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC)

ITeM greatfully acknowledges the support provided by Bread for All / Pain pour le Prochain for the realisation of this panel.

Contact for more information: Pablo Accuosto

Previous events

WSIS PrepComm-3 Panel Debate
ITeM organized a panel at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on September 27th 2005, during the third meeting of the WSIS Preparatory Committee. WSIS Papers researchers made presentations based on their papers.

Panel debate: Financing the information society in the South
ITeM and the Third World Network (TWN) organized a panel on 21 February 2005 at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, during the second PrepComm of the WSIS. Panelists debated on mechanisms to finance information and communication technologies for development. The first outcomes of the ongoing research project by ITeM on Southern perspectives at WSIS were presented.

[Versión en español]

Choike information
In-depth reports
Internet governance
The issue of a more democratic and equitable management of global Internet resources was one of the central issues in the UN World Summit on the Information Society.
Towards an information society coordinated at a multi-sectoral level and actively incorporated into development agendas.
ICTD within the framework of the MDGs
Would MDGs be better achieved through ICTs? How do they fit into Southern development agendas?
The right to communicate
A foundation stone in the construction of the information society.
Software: Patents and copyrights
Promoted by large corporations, software patents slow down development in the South.
World Summit on the Information Society - WSIS
An opportunity to build an equitable information society
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research. Canada.
The Third World Institute (ITeM)
ITeM is a citizens' organization that works for civil society. It carries out information, communication and educational activities at national and international levels on issues related to environment, development and globalization. Uruguay

This project is possible thanks to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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