Global Information Society Watch (GISW)

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"The Global Information Society Watch monitors the implementation and follow-up of key international agreements about ICT policies and their relationship to development, including WSIS and other information and communication policy processes at international, regional and national level."

Its first report was in 2007 (see below)


"Global Information Society Watch aims at promoting the development of a healthy 'institutional ecology' in the information and communication sector (i.e. effective regulators, good policy processes, the participation of consumer groups, civil society , media, research institutions, etc), pursuing the following interrelated goals:

  • Survey the state of the field of ICT policy at the local and global levels;
  • Encourage critical debate and
  • Strengthen networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society."

GISW Report

"The Global Information Society 2007 Report is the first in a series of yearly reports covering the state of the information society from the perspectives of civil society and stakeholders in the global South."

The GISW 2007 Report includes several country reports, including the following for Africa:


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