This publication, the first in a series of reports covering the state of the information society on an annual basis, focuses on the theme of participation. The report has three interrelated goals: surveying the state of the field of ICT policy at the local and global levels; encouraging critical debate; and strengthening networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society. It discusses the WSIS process and a range of international institutions, regulatory agencies and monitoring instruments from the perspective of civil society and stakeholders in the global South. The publication also presents a series of country reports which examine issues of access and participation within a variety of national contexts.
© Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Third World Institute (ITeM), 2007, 215 pages ISBN ISBN: 92-95049-34-9