Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions

By APC/Hivos - 2013

This report (2013), funded by the World Association for Christian Communication, responds to the opportunity provided by the WSIS+10 review which will culminate in 2015. Its purpose is to collate civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place over the last ten years since the WSIS Declaration of Principles was adopted in 2003. The results are being used as input to the formal WSIS review process, as well as to strategise around civil society joint agendas and common positions. To this extent it contributes towards addressing two problems: an apparent absence - in most parts of the world - of a people-centred approach to information and knowledge-sharing society policy and regulation; and the fragmentation of the communications rights movement, which had mobilised so intensively to ensure that a people-centred approach informed the outcomes of WSIS. PDF.

By APC/Hivos| 2013


Communication rights enable all people everywhere to express themselves individually and collectively by all means of communication. They are vital to full participation in society and are, therefore, universal human rights belonging to every man, woman, and child.


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