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.
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ICTD within the framework of the MDGs
Would MDGs be better achieved through ICTs? How do they fit into Southern development agendas?
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Rural access to ICTs
A rural ICT access model that combines community-owned ICT enterprises with wireless technologies can create more empowering and sustainable initiatives.
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"Cybercrime" and human rights
Attempts to adopt an international definition of "cybercrime" have resulted in the introduction of proposals to increase surveillance on global communications.
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Access to knowledge
The proposals for a development agenda at WIPO aim to ensure that international IP policy within WIPO takes into account development goals and is coherent with the international obligations of States, including obligations under human rights treaties.
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UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity
An important tool in the defense and promotion of the world's richness.
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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]
Mexico: Journalist hit with libel charge after exposing paedophile ring
Journalist and activist Lydia Cacho believes that the influence wielded by a powerful child prostitution and pornography ring is responsible for the death threats she has been receiving for months and her recent arrest on criminal libel charges.

APC’s latest Annual Report: 2004 – Technology policy globally continued to dominate
The Associaton for Progressive Communications annual report includes APC’s advocacy work for the United Nations summit on the information society (WSIS) as well as in stimulating and supporting accelerated ICT policy and regulatory reform in six African countries including Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN expert says human rights integral to information technology issues
Critizing the emphasis on commerce and politics at the November world summit on information technology in Tunis, a United Nations expert on freedom of expression said that human rights should take priority in any future discussions of information technology and development.

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